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Gina Ayanna

Braiding Sweetgrass: Lessons on living well

I’ve been away from the blog for quite some time now. At first I was figuring out a new routine with an active toddler and tween. Later, it just became easy to be in a quiet routine and not have …

Love Your Body Now Not Later

I was talking to a friend a few months ago, who was feeling frustrated with her weight and I said to her …”the key is to be happy with your body as it is now!”  Her response was… but if …

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What’s Your Biggest Regret?

Take a moment to watch the video below and ask yourself honestly, what is my biggest regret?



Now what is stopping you from checking that regret off the accomplished list.  Too often we complain and don’t realize that …

What I’ve Learned From Failing At Business

Recently I’ve been thinking about what went wrong with my photography business and how I can apply the lesson to whatever I take on next.  I believe the turning point was when it became a business in my mind. I …

Living on Less

Star Gazing: The Beauty Of Living On Less

Have you caught yourself recently staring at the stars amazed at the beauty that can be found in the night sky? Your answer if you live in any big city, in North America is probably…stars, what stars?

As a young …

Reflecting on 2015

Reflections on a year gone by…

Another year is coming to a close and before we get out the pen and pad to work on our resolutions, we should take a moment to reflect on the year gone by.  I

Craftsposure Planner and Personal Visions

I’ve realized over the years, the clearer the vision I have for a project or idea, the easier it is to execute or achieve.   So why I haven’t thought to create a personal vision for my life before now is …

Truth Serum

Let’s be honest, I don’t wake up every day feeling inspired, upbeat, and filled with gratitude.  Some days I just want to hide under the covers and binge watch my favourite show or wallow in self pity and listen to …

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The Elephant and the Rope.

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the …

Suicide Letter

These words have been inside of me longing to be released into the wind for almost five years.  This piece is my attempt to understand a disease that took the life of someone I was close to and an attempt …

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Oprah Lifeclass: What do you believe?

You become what you believe.

I apologize for the quality of today’s video however, the words are much more important than the video.  If you watch only one Oprah Life Class, this is the one to watch.  If you’ve ever …

Mandalas and Meditation

I first encountered Mandalas in henna but had no idea of their spiritual significance.  Recently, I encountered some beautiful Mandala drawings on Instagram, and delved a little further into the history of these intricate drawings.

”The word Mandala (pronunciation mon-

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Rumi: Motivation Monday

Inspiring words from Rumi


”I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door.

It opens.
I’ve been knocking from the inside.”


Often we look to sources outside ourselves to provide our …

Inspired By:Tia Thomas of Love and Light Jewels

For today’s Inspired By post we are talking to Tia Thomas of Love & Light jewels. Love and Light Jewels is a spiritually healing jewelry line, dedicated to beautiful, soul-filled pieces, made with intention and purpose by Tia Thomas. See …

7 Steps that can change your life?

Coffee Break Inspiration #6 Quick Fixes

Can anyone really change their life in 7 quick steps?

I’m trying to figure out when the shift happened.  When did we stop believing in hard work and when did everything become about the