INSPIRE is here!

Mary/ May 20, 2017

INSPIRE, my first book and my labour of love for the last 3-4 years, is in print. It’s just arrived from the printer and it’s quite something to hold in my hands, and

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Designing a Life

Mary/ January 3, 2017

I started posting this picture of my garage/office just because it looked lovely last night, in the crisp clear evening, with some strange and rare snow here in Vancouver… Then I thought –

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This is a matter of life and death

Mary/ December 19, 2016

As Dr. Seuss said: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened”. The other week was the one year anniversary of my mother dying. To honor the date, I shared, on one

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Snow Day Baking: 3 Christmas Treats

Mary/ December 13, 2016

The unusually heavy snow here in Vancouver created a good opportunity to stay home in my PJ’s and bake. The sweet smells coming from the oven, the warmth and coziness, doing something I

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I’m Back…and on a mission

Mary/ December 6, 2016

Yes, one can feel so confident when they start a new venture, or a new practice, and everything is going swimmingly.  I felt very smug last year when I seemed to have no

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This is $100 worth of clothes…

Mary/ June 20, 2016

I love consignment/thrift shops. I love the thrill of the hunt. I love that I can continue my wonderful habit of wearing something different almost all the time, without breaking the bank. It’s

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