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Letting the Body Lead

“It is only through the senses that we experience what it means to be fully human.” ~ Laura Sewell, Sight and Sensibility In previous posts, I’ve mentioned many times how important it is to pause; to notice what you notice and what you’re...

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Getting my Blue Mind On

One of the things I love most about living in the tiny, tourist town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is that it’s highly walkable. I can walk (or bike) to the eye doctor, the dentist, the post office, a grocery store, and even Tim Horton’s (Canada’s coffee...

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Unfold your Inner Mystic, Artist, and Prophet

Theologian Matthew Fox says in his book on Thomas Merton, that each one of us is a mystic, an artist, and a prophet. That’s a pretty bold statement. Some of us might say we’re one of these. Many of us might say we’re not any of them, yet Fox states...

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My Mentors in Seeing

I owe a debt of gratitude to my mentors in seeing, two of them being Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver. Merton was a contemplative monk I’d long admired for his writing and contemplative ways. He was also an artist who dabbled in photography, poetry, and zen...

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Which Photographs have been Pivotal for You?

The day I took this photograph at the car wash, what is normally a rather mundane place became a source of play with my camera. This is what a pivotal photograph does; it takes you to a new level, a new place, or offers a new insight. We are constantly changing and...

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How’s your Visual Intelligence?

Visual Intelligence: “the ability to see what’s there that others don’t, to see what’s not there that should be, to see the positives and the negatives, the opportunity, the invention, the upside, the warning signs, the quickest way, the way...

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