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I’m thinking about you today and hoping that 2016 will be good to you in your corner of the world.

This is the time to get cozy, light a candle, sleep in and to indulge in chocolate. (And in my case, to ski the slopes with my family and soak in the hot tub afterwards with a glass of champagne.)

It is not easy to choose the...


YOUR TRUE NORTH

"Your inner knowing is your only true compass." - Joy Page

My journey has brought me to a place where the daily lessons sometimes overwhelm me. Yet, I am learning that these lessons do not go away. I cannot hide from them.

They not only find me, they burrow in and do not let up.

The task at hand...


I see your tedious chores and negotiations. I hear your old stories of paths that led the wrong way.

And now, new-found wisdom.

I see you loosening the grip on envy, what you lost, the misunderstandings, the way things should have been.
I see you choosing, building, stepping forward to claim your path.

I see the...


It was one of those stressful days at work where jewelry orders were delayed, the construction work over my home studio sounded like they were coming through the ceiling (again), I had worked too many consecutive days (ok, weeks) without a day off and I may have sent an email to an already unhappy client with SO SORRY FOR YOUR INCONTINENCE (...


This season, the Neo-Victorian trend is showcased in the collections of fashion’s most renowned couture houses.

From Valentino to Givenchy, the classics of the Victorian aesthetic are everywhere. Think lace, ruffled blouses, high-necked collars, and lots of black — were juxtaposed with modern sensibilities such as high boots, peek-a-boo...


Last year, we purchased a beautiful Richard Johnson photograph of a Canadian red ice hut for our home. The artist explained that each photo was a limited edition, for example: 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 etc.

It was a big selling point for me, knowing I would not see my painting everywhere. All our original jewelry designs also have limited...


A broken heart

It's a cloudy, heavy, damp Maine day.

I took an afternoon walk to watch my son and friends surf the waves at the beach. Walking home in flip flops, I stopped and sat on the sea wall. I looked out at the cloudy sky and grey ocean. I listened to the rocks tumble back and forth in unison as the waves lulled them in...


A baker’s dozen

Against all odds, 13 has always been my lucky number.

As a child, you are always asked your favorite color and number. I chose sky blue and 13.

Did you know buildings often do not have a 13th floor? Owners have trouble renting on the 13th floor as residents are afraid they are inviting bad luck if they live...


Sometimes I look around at my competitors and friends and I think, “Wow! She’s so lucky.”

It’s easy chalk others’ success up to ‘good luck’, as though their efforts had nothing to do with the accomplishments and constant kudos’ and compliments that they attract.

Perhaps equating someone else’s success with “luck” makes it easier...


I wonder what would have happened if I said yes to going back to my career in TV communications in 2008 (when I need a full-time job) and said “no” to turning my hobby into a business.

Sometimes I picture my soul poking me in some other way and I would have found my path.

Eventually you have to give in to your heart.

What...


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