5 Songs and 8 Ways to Start Your Morning with Joy and Movement

Morning: the first or early part; the beginning. Dance: to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly. Mornings can be really tough, especially in the winter. I read somewhere, a few weeks back (and I can’t remember where), about a women who had survived cancer and who decided she was going […]

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For the End of Summer: 7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

Friends, I am going through a bit of dry spell for blog creativity. I have no shortage of recipes to try, but I haven’t found anything of late that just really says “I’m a success and I need to be shared with the world.” I made some cantaloupe limeade the other day (basically you juice […]

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6 Fabulous Articles to Make Your 2015 the Best Ever!

Ah, the fresh new year is here! A beautiful stretch of 365 days packed with opportunities for adventure, growth, friendship, laughter, joy, beauty, curiosity, personal development, and love. Sounds pretty good to me. What I love to do at the beginning of a new year is seek out articles that inspire me, give me food for thought, […]

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It’s the Holidays: Survive, Thrive, and Remember What Counts

What are the holidays are meant to be: relaxing, celebratory, inclusive, social (but not stereotypical – families are made up of all different kinds of groups and people), generous, full of gratitude, delicious, joyful, cozy, and fun! What the holidays aren’t meant to be: stressful, expensive, a wallop to your digestive system, annoying, full of old anger-inducing […]

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My top 10 favourite FREE e-books – happiness, health, and creativity

The internet is an amazing place. So many neat people out there, writing about what matters to them, and sharing thoughts, advice, and tips for the rest of us to help us live our best lives.  And all, or at least most, of this fabulous information is free. Free for our enjoyment and consumption. Which […]

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One Lovely Blog Award – My 15 blog loves

          The Friendly Fig – a lovely vegan lifestyle blog that I greatly enjoy and admire – was kind enough to honour Backyard Owl by including it among the list of 15 blogs they love, part of the One Lovely Blog Award. I am totally delighted! I’ve really enjoyed reading their blog, […]

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