Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dancing my heart out

Hope you all had a fun Halloween. I was dancing my heart out tonight and would like to share my love of music and dance in this photo collage.

Moving our bodies to the rhythm of music is an innate reaction as it makes us feel lighter and carefree. When we dance away, the endorphins kick in, and we feel elated. There are so many benefits to dancing.

This article explains why dance is one of the best forms of meditation, not only for the natural high it imparts, but also for gaining control of our mind, living in the moment, and connecting with others.

And this one is about the healing effects of dance and music, and why sounds and movements promote healthier living, especially for those with physical ailments. So, surround yourself with music and dance the pain away ...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Authors' Afternoon with Sky Curtis

Inviting you to meet our multi-talented guest author, Sky Curtis. You will have a chance to talk to her about her writing journey, and the numerous books she has written. 

If you like crime fiction, you'll enjoy her Robin MacFarland Mystery Series. The first one, Flush was a finalist for the 2017 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Fiction. The second book, Plots, was launched October 1st.

If you have been affected by Crohn's Disease, you'll be interested in her books Gut Reaction: A True Story About a Mother's Fight to Save her Son's Life and his Amazing Recovery from Crohn's Disease, and The Fecal Transplant Guidebook.

She has also written several children's books. You can find more details about her books, over twenty of them, on her website. The recent ones are available on 

Looking forward to seeing you all at Stella's café on Sunday October 28th, from 2 to 4 pm.

Creativity by the water

The weather was incredibly warm and sunny on the weekend. So wonderfully magical for fall.

It felt so good to leave the city bustle and spend time by the lake. I love listening to the rippling water, and feel the soft breeze on my face while watching the reflections and shimmering colours of this large expanse of water. 

I was inspired, and started the outline for a short story about a man who lives a double life and manipulates two women who love him. His lack of conscience is beyond belief. Is he a narcissist? A sociopath? You will have a chance to discover his world when I'm done with the collection.

You may wonder why such a beautiful scenery brought about such a dark story, but creativity is an intricate mix of ideas, and can take you anywhere your analytical mind and imagination dare to probe. For me, creative writing is an expressive outlet for understanding human nature, no matter how dark it is.

Water has positive effects on us all, from inducing a calm, meditative state to boosting our health and creativity. You can read more about it in this article: Science explains how staying near water can change our brains

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Liter-Arti 2018 A neighbourhood Arts Event

Inviting you to Liter-Arti 2018, a neighbourhood Arts Event 
organized by Honey Novick, singer, songwriter, voice teacher and poet.
It is a great honour to join the talented poets and songwriters 
who will be reading and playing music at this event.
I will read a few poems from my book Island Lovers. 
Hope to see you there.