Forest Writing Exercise

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Finding Your Stillness  Before we write in our forest journal, we need to be still.  What is stillness and why is it so important to find it before we write in our journal?  Our stillness guides us into nothingness and brings us closer to our hearts. This is the place where our soul speaks to us. When we are still, we hear. The …

Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients

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rated #1 NEW RELEASE ON AMAZON for PSYCHOTHERAPY Discount code: Save 20% on book pre-orders with this discount code – SME04  I was invited to write a chapter in the book Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients; A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing. There are so many benefits to sharing in a group atmosphere and also in …

Women I Have Loved

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I have had a few muses in my life, but one woman that sits close to my heart is Irene. I love this woman. Unfortunately, she no longer walks the earth. We met when she was in the final decade of her life. She was born on April 18, 1920. The first day I met her, I felt like I …


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Check me out on Instagram. I’m having so much fun making reels – The latest one was from today. Mayor George Harvie popped by this morning and presented me with my award for the Banner contest 2020. I created the design for this year’s community banner in honour of the farm land and the farmers. I live on 72 acres …

A Story of Becoming

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I wrote this story for Sparkling Silvers – a website that celebrates women, sharing the inspirational stories of their journey to gray hair. Click the link below to read my Sparkling Silvers story. “My story is so much more than about going gray. It is about allowing nature to grab hold of me and show me the real meaning of …


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This is where I  live.  Right here, inside the vibrancy  of the sky’s reflection in a puddle of  Westcoast rainwater surrounded by weathered  winter grass off the  beaten pathway.  -Mary Ann Burrows 2021-

Fleeting Stars

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If we live in a world where almost everything is ephemeral, then what matters? The answer is simple: now. This matters. This moment, now. matters. Being a good person and doing the right thing, small or large, matters now. Living your life with full integrity. matters. Living slowly not fast, so you have time to think creatively and make the …


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I am here forEVERYTHING.The carnivals.The masquerades.The rainy days.The blue parades.The Beef Bourgogne.The ocean waves.The scent of Hugo aftershave.The winter sun.The sands of gold.The lambs. The lions.The days of old.The thunderheads.The lightning rods.The sunny days. The firing squads.The births.The deaths.The falls. The cries.A lovely smilefrom someone’s eyes.The big bass drum.The violin.The times we lose. The times we win.The riverbank.The butterflies. when I hear a baby cry. The …