Welcome to my Imaginative Studio for the Mind, Body & Spirit

I love exploring and engaging in creativity – through writing, sculpting art dolls and teddy bears, and teaching holistic dance fitness. My ultimate wish is to share my creations with the world, thus giving my audience (and me) the most joy and pleasure.


Books Published ~
Touching the world…
With writing of children’s books and how-to books about writing for children.

Writing Studio ~ For the Mind…
I believe life is about interaction; with a partner, in solitude, among family and beyond ourselves to that which touches us, makes us feel alive, a part of this world. Writing is an outlet that lets me touch all forms of interaction, sharing with people ideas of fiction, non fiction, poetry and journal writing. (Please visit my Writing Studio Blog categories.)

Nia Dance Movement/Fitness ~ For the Body…
I believe Nia touches each cell in my body, whether it is finding joy in movement, sudden urges to dance, remembering to stand right in posture or reliving cherished memories of past Nia events and training, Nia settled in and found a home in my heart, passion in my bones, and joy in my being, and for that I am forever grateful.

Creative Arts ~ For The Spirit…
I believe the joy of allowing creativity is knowing that no limits of self expression exist. What flows from inside into tangible media, shared with all, becomes everlasting, a part of this earth, for everyone to enjoy. I love media which allows three-dimensional sculpting whether by fabric, clay or other mediums. (Please visit my Creative Blog categories and Gallery.)

 

Gems can be found in the most unique places, and Danceland is one of them. Nestled in the valley of Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan, Canada, along the shores of Little Manitou Lake is a historical dance hall called Danceland, built in 1930. When we decided to camp this summer[…]

I wrote the following poem at a time that I was volunteering at the Cochrane & Area Humane Society. So many dogs come through shelters that for whatever reason are abandoned. The other day my husband and I were having a discussion about how the number of families[…]

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” ~ A.A. Milne I admit, I’m not much of a gardener. I do know the difference though between domestic weeds and flowers. I love dandelions and remember making flower crowns out of their yellow tops as a kid.[…]

I had the honour and pleasure of being asked to write a series of articles for the Shin Dao Institute’s Heart and Mind Matters Newsletter in the fall of 2016. The fourth article is based on the fourth Pillar of the Shin Dao Philosophy – that of “Elevate[…]

I had the honour and pleasure of being asked to write a series of articles for the Shin Dao Institute’s Heart and Mind Matters Newsletter in the fall of 2016. The third article is based on the third Pillar of the Shin Dao Philosophy – that of “Open[…]

I had the honour and pleasure of being asked to write a series of articles for the Shin Dao Institute’s Heart and Mind Matters Newsletter in the fall of 2016. The second article is based on the second Pillar of the Shin Dao Philosophy – that of “Inspire[…]

I had the great honour and pleasure of being asked to write a series of articles for the Shin Dao Institute’s Heart and Mind Matters Newsletter in the fall of 2016. The first article is based on the first Pillar of the Shin Dao Philosophy – that of[…]

Every now and then a project comes along that speaks to my heart and I know I must answer the call to write. One ongoing project, to be published in its entirety by the end of 2017, is the e-Book, The Book of Emotions, designed by Anna Linder.[…]

heart love

Love comes with no judgements, there is no room for loving when judging thoughts occur. Love comes without preconceived notion, if you pre-think or predetermine action – there is no room for love. Love comes when we seek beauty, no matter what or who we see, if we[…]

It’s amazing that when we have children or animals who misbehave (not to mention husbands, siblings, etc.,) it is usually quite easy to be loud and vocal to state our intentions. Being vocal with breath, vowel sounds, grunts, moans and groans in a Nia class with many other[…]

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