The Power of Inner Structure

The Power of Inner Structure

When external structures fall apart, internal structure becomes essential for your integrity and well being. Structure ≠ rigidity. Structures can be tensile, like bone. They can be flexible and pliable, like skin. They give shape and form to your day. They hold you in...
Covid-19 & the Remaking of Our World

Covid-19 & the Remaking of Our World

We share this planet with an estimated 8.7 million other species, most of which we haven’t yet identified, the bulk of them microscopic in scale — including bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, among others. Viruses are different from all other species of life...
In Praise of Bitterness

In Praise of Bitterness

When I was a child I loathed the bitter foods that our cook served up several times each week. Karela, also known as bitter gourd. Tittori—a variety of bitter lentil. Methi bhaji, a particularly mouth-puckering species of spinach. Bitter foods had their place in my...
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

When I first moved to Canada, nearly half a century ago, I lived in a small, lakeside community of (mostly) holiday homes. Across the lake from my house were the jagged brown teeth of a row of cliffs, locally known as Rattlesnake Ridge. This was sagebrush country,...
On Marketing Lifestyle Brands

On Marketing Lifestyle Brands

As women, if we don’t take our desires, our dreams, our work, our art, our gifts seriously, then neither will the rest of the world. Instead of focusing on creating, on making what we’re called to make with all our skill and heart, we’re urged to turn our energies to...