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Creativity for the Soul

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein Just because you can’t paint a portrait or pen a novel doesn’t mean you’re not creative. Au contraire! Creativity is what makes us HUMAN. It exists within every aspect of our lives, and is not just reserved for the artistic elite. You can – and should – reclaim your creative passion in tangible ways. Making room for creativity in our adult lives, and activating our creative muscle, can be transformative. Creative activity offers: An opportunity to get ‘lost’ and release control of your logical mind An outlet for emotions A release for stagnant energy A deeper connection to the soul The creative process is heart-driven, allowing for freedom of self-expression and providing...

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Baby’s Nursery Design and Décor

Designing and decorating baby’s first sacred space outside the womb can feel daunting…but can be so much fun for the expectant or new mom! If ever there was a reason to pour love, joy, and hope into a room, it’s in anticipation of the arrival of a beautiful new being into this world! As nursery designer Richard Alvor notes, “Time in the nursery is a different kind of time. This is a gentle time, a quiet time, a one-on-one time; this is the beginning of connecting with your child.” (sobremesastories.com) Think of the purpose of a nursery. It is a place for function, like sleeping and changing diapers. But it is also a special space in which to bond –...

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Spring Break Fever: Cool Crafting with Kids

Spring Break conjures up dreamy visions of longer days, warmer temperatures, and fragrant cherry tree blossoms across the Lower Mainland. Why, before we know it, the dog days of summer will be upon us and the kids will be free from the confines of the school room! But before we get too preoccupied with blissful images of a carefree summer ahead, let’s focus on the here and now. Spring Break. It’s right around the corner, and the time is now to do a little planning. Carving out creative time with your kids is a wonderful idea! Not only are creative activities fun, they encourage visual processing and fine motor skills. They instill a sense of accomplishment, and can be tremendously...

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A Liberal Dose of Love and Healing

There’s a loving, truthful, raw energy about to permeate the space at Homeworks Etc. This past Friday, February 10th,  Jill Prescott brought her unique gifts as intuitive and energy healer to lead a focused group meditation and subsequently assist participants in deciphering messages and images that arise during the process. This was an evening of unlocking – the start or continuation of seeking one’s innermost well of knowledge. What a treat! Jill Prescott is: speaker, workshop facilitator, published author, hypnotherapist, HI coach, gifted intuitive, energy healer. And Spiritual BadAss. Her recently published story-telling guide, No More F**ing Secrets – A Conversation for Freedom, chronicles her journey from trauma to healing and opens the dialogue for change to “trauma survivors, sexual...

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Women Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

Motherhood is arguably one of the most important, challenging and rewarding responsibilities on the planet. Bringing a child into the world – loving, guiding, teaching, and shaping one’s offspring into an empathetic, conscientious, respectful, and hardworking mature being –  can surely become a mother’s legacy. And yet, some moms want to do more. They yearn to have it all. They are harvesting an idea, they boast an innate business savvy, and they possess a strong desire to bring their clever concept to life. They want to be both mother and entrepreneur. A mompreneur. Say what? According to www.themompreneur.com, a mompreneur is defined as: “a multi-tasking woman who can balance both the stresses of running a business as an entrepreneur, and...

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