Broccoli Sprouts

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Want to grow something delicious and nutritious in your kitchen? Seriously, anyone can grow Broccoli Sprouts. It’s so easy. Broccoli sprouts are loaded with fiber and protein and contain very few calories. They also contain anywhere from 10 to 100 times as much glucoraphanin — the nutrient becomes sulforaphane — as the mature vegetable. Their biggest benefit is that they reduce INFLAMMATION. These tiny sprouts are bursting …

The Unveiling

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Lay  your sweet body at the horizon,  in the light below  the dark clouds.  Naked, nameless,  broken, bare, chest to the heavens,  arms stretched wide open.  Stripped  of titles,  accomplishments, failures. Lay against the world,  unafraid  of your emptiness,   released of who you think you are  and  who others believe you to be. Without  your things, beliefs, meaning, stories.  With …

Pure Joy

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“I write for myself,  and for the pleasure of  feeling pure joy. “ A part of me is alone, crying,  and feels separated in life  but if I don’t bring  thoughts that are  calling to me forward  from the tender space  where my heart stirs  from their release,  then I am not alive.  I write for myself,  and for the pleasure of  …

We Grow Food

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The Banner for the Community Banner contest – I won ! I’m so excited. Congrats to all of the winners. Thank you to the corporation of Delta.

Take A Hike

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WINTER CHALLENGE EVENT – Take a Hike Foundation is a very special organization that I believe makes a huge difference. Take a Hike partners with public school districts in BC to engage vulnerable youth in a full-time mental health and emotional well-being program embedded in an alternate education classroom. They take the youth outside and into the forest, camping and …

My New Baby

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The 1950’s Remington clickety-clacks, whizzzes, zips and dings. Chik-chik-cha-chik-chik-chika-chik-cha-chik-Ding-ziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip-Chik-chik-chik. I am in LOVE.

#pins4heros GALLERY

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Designed by artist, Mary Ann Burrows The Covid 19-2020 pins have been gifted to hospital staff, community nurses, pharmacists, grocery store clerks and municipal government staff, and the Delta Police. Tag your social media post with #pins4heros and email us your photo to be featured in our #pins4heros gallery MAIL

Black Lives Matter

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Don’t stop after posting the black square. Black Lives Matter. Please stand in solidarity. Also educate yourself and if you have the means, please financially support the organizations that support education, social and racial justice, fight against racial inequality and offer solidarity to the Black community. Take the time do the work and research where to send your support. #blacktuesday

Breaking Wide Open

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My hope is that this all of this suffering in the world right now will break us so wide open that eventually there will be no partition between our own bodies and the body of the world.  This force, this breaking down and breaking apart needs to continue until it can take root inside each one of us and insist …


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Do you love this world?Do you cherish your humble and silky life?Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,and softly,and exclaiming of their dearness,fill your arms with the white and pink flowers? Mary Oliver – the poem, ‘Peonies’ – (for the entire poem click on page 2 of this …

Tattoo your Scars

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 We have all suffered loss, sickness, death of someone we love, the break up of a friendship, a lover, loss of a job, loss of integrity? We have all experienced pain. The pain of feeling left out, abandoned, not enough, being pushed out, talked about, blocked, lost, unloved. We have all been on both sides of the fence. These are …

Making Money with Your Art?

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I use square to process my transactions whenever possible. Its so easy. I can send invoices direct to clients they pay me from the comfort of their home using their credit card, the money gets deposited directly into my bank account. (Less a small processing fee) Whenever possible I use it. Its convenient for both me and my client. If …

Picasso vs Matisse

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There are many ways to describe the relationship between Picasso and Matisse.  It could be called a rivalry, a creative dialogue, often referred to as  a chess game. The other night at Phoenix Artworkshops Virtual Paint and SIP night I learned all about the love hate relationship between the two. Matisse himself once compared it to a boxing match, but …

Contributing Author Mind-Body-Heart-Hand

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I was honoured to be invited to contribute to this recently released book. The Creativity workbook for Coaches and Creatives 50 PLUS inspiring exercises from Creativity Coaches World Wide. – (Edited by Dr. Eric Maisel) Chapter 23, ‘Feeling Your Way to Creativity’ by Mary Ann Burrows The chapter’s purpose was to “help connect us to the deep wisdom inside that …

Oh, Monkey ! is HERE !

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Available in every major online bookstore and locally in my community book store Black Bond Books Ladner. Check out my Oh Monkey website for all links. OHMONKEY Written for young adults, this story follows the journey of young girl who grows tired of hearing her monkey chatter in her ear every day, telling her what to do. She sits down …

Peace by M.A. Burrows

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I  met myself without my story, inside of my  beautiful mind. We  made peace, my mind, and I.   In here, I am clear. I am  free.  I am awake. I am only noticing. Simply flowing back and forth, with little effort, my brilliant imagination in perfect sync with the calm, silent melody of knowing. It is quiet, without war. …

Creative Spaces

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WElCOME to my workshop. This is my private, creative, and very sacred, special space. It took a long time to get here and I am so very grateful that I have this place in my life.  Having a sacred space in which you can feel free to create in is valuable but, trust me,  this wasn’t always the case. When …

Write Every Day

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There is something special that transpires through the consistency of writing, every day. Crappy or not, still write. Show up and put pen to paper and the rest will come. Just do it applies here. It doesn’t need to be a best-selling novel. It just needs to be done. It all matters. This keeps your brain in the game.

3 minute Grounding Meditation.

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It takes 3 minutes. Only 3 minutes. About the same length of time that it takes for you to finish reading this to bring more into your life.  The 3 minute grounding & receiving meditation is simple, quick and effective. DIRECTIONS: Sit in a comfortable position. Cup your hands in the shape of a bowl under your breasts with your …


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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “‘Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— Only this …