WHERE YOUR DUCKS AT?

Photo by Sherry Jeffery. •REMINDER• "Good is Good Enough" Another beautiful piece of apparel by @shinethelighton How many times have you attempted to do something, Wanted to go somewhere, Try something, Wear something, Apply for a position, Challenge an oppressor, Stand for something, And you think, "Im good... but IM Not good enough". How many…

INSPIRATION FOR PAINT THE WORLD

Photo by Love and Exposure PhotographyThe Power of The Rainbow. A few months ago I cam across Kesha's new song called Rainbow, and it took me by surprise. This entire album did. To be honest I hadn't listened to her music in years and didn't expect to any time soon. When this album was released…

I am Woman

I am a woman. I am a fighter. I am stubborn and hot tempered. I will push, Before I am pushed. I am the match, And the lighter. I am healing. And I am learning. Just as there are two sides to every coin, I hold both the good and the bad within me. I…

Be The Damn Sun

Be the damn sun. Warm those who find themselves feeling the frost of the world. Let each ray of light offer a path back to authenticity and truth. Dry tears. Shine upon others to provide growth and a chance to bloom into the potential of truth. Burn like passion, And leave evil dying of thirst.…

Stripped

To be stripped down to the soul is a brave act. Shedding painful layers to unearth the beauty that has been hiding beneath. Leaving layers behind to allow full growth and development. To show the world more than a perfectly quaffed face and attire. Becoming comfortable in your nakedness. Respecting your flaws, Embracing your beauty,…

10 Reasons to Appreciate a Daycare Teacher

Working as a preschool teacher, this one hit me straight in the heart.

Mom Wife + Teacher Life

1. They are not daycare workers, they are daycare teachers.  Their lesson plan every day includes: how to share, how to have “nice hands” and “walking feet,” how to say please and thank you, how to walk behind someone without pushing, how to take turns, and how to have “listening ears.”

2. They are not just teachers.  They are also janitors and nurses.  They make boo-boos feel better and dry up tears.  They spray, wipe, sanitize, sweep, mop, vacuum, and take out the trash.

3. They are waitresses. They balance little trays and cups of milk.  They pick up squashed peas off the floor.  Scoop peaches when they ask for more.

4. They change 5 dirty diapers, within 10 minutes, the day after beef and corn.

5. They get 12 little ducklings to follow in a row on their way to the playground.

6. They tie tiny shoes. Snap tiny…

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Magic at 232

On July 4th I was lucky enough to attend an intimate backyard concert at 232 in Kingston, Ontario. This evening of raw musical talent was organized by our local Claire Bouvier, who of course also made us swoon as she joined her band mates for a song or two . I always love watching Claire…

Starlight.

Lately life has given me the opportunity to cross paths with many kind souls, artistic minds, kindred spirits and wild warriors. Photo taken by Emily Holmes https://www.instagram.com/mleholmes/ Sometimes I find it odd how I lived a closed life for such a long time. I let thoughts and ideas swim around in my head only to…

The Doors.

Doors offer such a metaphor to the openings and closing of our minds. My mind is filled with doors that are opening and closing at a constant pace. I fiddle with the locks attempting to keep the ones marked Anxious Angry Afraid Locked firmly. And while the one marked depression does not remain open as…