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READ THIS before you say YES list…

About this time of year, I start to prepare my “READ THIS before you say YES for (INSERT YEAR)” list. I include all my events like art shows, retreats, classes and big projects like “update my website.” I also add in my on going projects like newsletters and monthly meetings. I add consultations, courses and…

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Thrive Talk by Marlene Lowden – My personal artist story

Meet my teachers and hear my very personal story on becoming an artist. This is an audio recording (with slides) of my talk for Thrive on March 29th, 2017. Public speaking is pretty scary and sharing your personal story adds another layer of vulnerability. I want to thank the Thrive network for the invitation to…

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Little did I know that experiencing 1 metre swells in an open boat, wearing life jackets from the 1960’s, would end up being a sweet life lesson.

Travel has that way of hitting you in the face with what truly are your most precious priorities and your greatest lessons to learn. My husband, Patrick and I just returned from a 3 week adventure in Nicaragua. The country is gorgeous with lush tropical forests, turquoise water and sandy beaches on the Caribbean side,…

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Why I’m now thankful for our Grizzly bear encounter.

We had a Grizzly Bear Encounter. Yup. We met a Grizzly bear just above us on the trail about 100ft away. We had just been passed by 5 mountain bikers so we were alert for sounds ahead in case we needed to jump out of the way to let more bikers pass. Patrick, my husband,…