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Drawing on a Grateful Heart

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Beauty is everywhere — you only have to look to see it.

We are wired to miss the vast majority of what goes on around us. As we hurry through the moments and people in our lives each day, most of us have nothing much to say or to think about it. Even with our propensity to snap photos of everything, we still do not stop to really consider what is happening in those photographs.

There is something all of us would benefit from, and that is attempting to draw the things we see around us, regardless of whether we have a talent for doing it. An invaluable practice, when we take time to draw, we are training ourselves to see the world more intimately. Continue Reading…

Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Art & Sex: An Expression of the Soul

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The art of sex

Sex and creativity are comparable in their purest form. Each offering the ability to dive deeper into your feelings, sensations, and energies, and ultimately the soul. A pathway to become closer to your essential self.

Your naked body should only be given to those who fall in love with your naked soul. Without considering the connection between our sexual energy and soul means we are more likely to to have negative or unhealthy sexual experiences, which can be extremely wounding to our spirit. Continue Reading…

Zesty Adventures

To the Sea

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To the Sea

Life’s tidal forces bring us together, draw us apart, and wash over us. I feel comfort out here in the sea, where my deepest truths surface; it knows my light and my darkness, reflected in its cool mirror.

Into the shades of blue my heart is pulled deeper. On the surface, energy, life, potential; beneath, quiet, dark, desolate. Once given to the depths, there is no returning. Travelling through the cool currents, longing for the distances you never arrive in. Continue Reading…

Friendship/ Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Friends Through Shell & Back

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Life’s Tug-of-War

Tugging on Kula’s limp and scraggly turtle as she hands it back to me. One eyeball left, a gaping hole where she extracted all the stuffing from, but the turtles serif-stitched name Jamaica still reads strong on its shell.

This has become our new pastime. Turtle tug-of-war. I wonder if she hates me… the question hurls my heart into persistent restlessness… Continue Reading…

Love & Relationships/ Zesty Adventures

Touching Shadows

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Bare feet touching the rays of the sun; perfection, before time loses this moment forever. Summer seems to be slipping away before it has even begun…

Every morning, my coffee steeps in a tin pot, as Kula carries her favourite toy back and forth from one end of the room to the other, whimpering—a post-breakfast happy dance. I used to sit down and draw during this time, but my pencil hasn’t touched a piece of paper in quite some time. Thinking back to when I would leap out of bed with an idea, and as my hand travelled around the page—pure joy—as I giggled to myself when it linked up a funny quip. Continue Reading…

Bravery/ Mindfulness/ Zesty Adventures

Fly Fishing & The Art of Letting Go

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Be still like the mountains and flow like the river

It was a stunning orange sunrise as I began walking the river’s edge, quietly searching for the perfect spot to be in solitude—with Kula of course!

Navigating the shore, while simultaneously navigating the tug of emotions inside my heart. Somehow no matter how hard you try to forget, life’s experiences seep into crevices of your psyche, and settle into the depths of your being. Like a river, they’re carried with you through space and time, tumbling beneath the surface. Continue Reading…