Here I Am – a song story / a new album

A Song Story / A New Album The year of 2023 held unexpected adventures, challenges and gifts.  Three significant moments I will share here: Trauma inspired song – In January of 2023 I was invited to lead a faith community through 5-monthly gatherings of dealing...

Yearnings for Peace

Yearning for Peace It is a deep privilege in my life to listen to the stories of many people. Although my own life may seem quiet and hidden at times, I sit at the front row seat of many others through spiritual direction, retreat work, and the many programs I am a...

The Journey In and Down

The Journey In and Down I truly love spring.  There is always an element of surprise.  I can’t quite remember where the hosta bloomed in the side garden last season.  I can’t quite remember where the lush ferns sparkled with rain mist last summer. Many perennials...

Inspiration in my life – Doreen Kostynuik

March 2024 “The universe is infused with grace. It greets me at every turn, full of invitation to grow free and choose life.  Often what is necessary can seem so simple.  Sometimes so difficult.  To greet the day with a grateful heart.  To carry an openness so that I...

The Gifts of Silence

The Gifts of Silence What arises in you with the word silence? For some, it is a place of discomfort.  For some, it is a place of refuge. I believe that silence can provide three incredible gifts in our lives if we allow it to.  Recently I felt muddled, overwhelmed,...

Advent – Hope, A Gift of the Dawn

Advent  – Hope How can we have hope unless we have had no hope?  Recently someone shared with me how difficult it was in her own story to find the safe places she needed when she had no hope.  Most of us are uncomfortable when another expresses a deep...

Advent – A gift of Joy

An Advent Writing on Joy I wrote this as I concluded an epic weekend in my life.  I was on a flight as I wrote, returning from Atlanta, GA, where I spent the weekend returning to places and people significant to my life from 22-27  years ago. One of my daughters began...

Receiving Grace to Rise

Receiving Grace to Rise What is grace? And what does it mean to ‘rise’? Here are three quotes on grace: “I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”  Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on...

Gifts of the Soul Care Tour – September 2023

It is Saturday, September 30th, and my heart is filled with gratitude for an epic journey of soul care through music, retreat, friendship, adventure, and profound connection across many provinces of Canada. This event, a multi-city / multi-retreat / multi – concert...



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