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    • Life is tricky. We're here to champion your change. That sound you hear right around your heart? That's the whisper of your inner voice, longing for your attention. Time to answer the call. 

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    • Our workshops and retreats are juicy and full of joyful goodness. Join us. Give yourself the gift of mindfulness. Follow your heart & bring your brain along for the ride.

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    • Why? We're exactly the community you've been looking for. We don't hustle, crush, or boss. Caring, conscious, rigorous. We hold your feet to the fire, but lovingly.

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    • Digital happiness. It's a thing. Read Vicki's tiny book on how to post, tweet, and like your way to a more meaningful life. Available now. Order Here

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    • Cherries From Long Ago

      Micro-version: Pretend tea is served in tiny cups to children sitting on a perfect lawn. Cherries fall, while frills and ribbons sadly give way to realization. Ants and wasps go about their insect business. My grandfather had a perfect lawn, emerald green and soft like the fur of a cool animal. As children, we were to avoid playing on the lawn. We had the alleyway, and the scrubby grass that

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    • Maintaining Mindfulness in the Digital Fast Lane

      Delighted to introduce you to the first article in my new column #Untrending, published biweekly in the Maple Ridge News. In my recent book, #Untrending – A Field Guide to Social Media That Matters, I talk about social media as a doorway to meaning, contribution, beauty and truth. Tall talk, I know, but aimed at challenging us to take a long view of our online engagements and consider each

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    • Events

      Jun

      19

      FREE E-Course: Find Your Business Bliss

      We are SO excited to announce that ongoing registration is open for our FREE online course, "Find Your Business Bliss"

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      Sep

      29

      Loon Lake Writing Retreat

      This 3 day retreat will include guided writing sessions as well as some creative exploration. Shared accommodation, meals and guided sessions included. SOLD OUT

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    • The Holiness of Strawberries

      Micro-Version: A church barges its way across the Fraser River, ghosts intact, while the Ladies Guild dines on strawberries and cream. A yogi appears, along with a swallow. Enlightenment is elusive. Still, a seeker seeks. Long-form version: There is a historic church in the town I live in. It is the oldest wooden church in British Columbia and it is here where we set our scene. The

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      Look for Me in the Springtime, I'll See You in the Fall.

      Micro-version: Teenagers crown themselves in the glory of the seasons, while we time travel to cheer on clumsy schoolgirls. The month of June is celebrated. Awards are given, friendships are sealed, and kindness makes an appearance in a 1960's kitchen. The long version (get comfortable). I have decided to lay claim to the month of June. It is a lush, green month, the month of weddings

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      Homeless Where The Heart Is

      Micro-Version: It is June in Maple Ridge B.C. We meet the in-between people, past and present. Trees and opinions abound, but compassion is elusive. A racoon makes a cameo appearance. In June, Maple Ridge B.C. is a soft place. The leaves on the maple trees come into their fullness. The dogwoods and chestnuts are blooming. The Fraser River swells as the freshet looms. It is an in-between

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      In the Peony Garden

      Micro-version: Fidgety Muses awaken a sleeping child, while plucked peonies reveal the secrets of selfhood. Writers and poets take the credit. At 3:00 AM this story comes to me, travelling as stories do, on the wings of restless muses up all night, fretting. Some writers have Muses as winged inspiration, angelic, full of gusto and verve. Not mine. Mine is a worrier, a nag. She likes to

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      Summer Lawns and Longings

      Micro-version: Present backyards and past front lawns intersect, leading to personal struggle and profoundly simple outcomes. A tale of ordinary grief, where mice make off with the goods. This morning, early, I stepped out into the cool garden. We have scattered new grass seed and I decided to water. As the spray covered the ground I was reminded of my father. He was a lawn-proud man, and

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      Love in a Blade of Grass

      Micro-version: A case of spring fever, where a human and herbaceous cross-species love affair blooms, while unwritten history whispers on the wind. Nothing much else happens. At last, the season has turned and the leaves shout greenly from the trees. Rhododendrons and lilacs riot, and dandelions burst and bob in grassy places, lawns or fields indiscriminately. They do not care one way or

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