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#1181 I’m Enough!

By Cathryn Wellner / December 26, 2014

Not many bands start off with a hit single, but The Mrs. did. The new group, out of Austin, Texas launched their group with a song that hit the zeitgeist right on the noggin and set bells ringing. Their first song, “Enough” has lyrics any woman can relate to, including this chorus: “I’m enough, I’m […]

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#1179 Artist Mariëlle Coppes gives us 1000 reasons to smile

By Cathryn Wellner / December 22, 2014

I learned of Mariëlle Coppes through KarmaTube, which delivers a weekly video treat to my inbox. She had folded 1000 origami cranes, tucked a loving note inside each, and handed them out to 1000 strangers. That was reason enough for me to want to feature her here, but after I surfed around and discovered her […]

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#1170 Cosmic Happy Ass on the spiritual path

By Cathryn Wellner / November 28, 2014

In her pursuit of meaning and transcendence, Diane English follows the path of laughter. With her Great Cosmic Happy-Ass Card Co., she shares her spiritual odyssey with irreverence and playfulness. For those willing to take themselves and their spiritually yearnings lightly, she is a beacon of humour. English owned a successful bookstore but says in […]

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#1161 If you saw birds on wires, would you hear music?

By Cathryn Wellner / November 7, 2014

It all started with a newspaper photograph of birds sitting on electric wires. To Jarbas Agnelli they looked like the pattern of musical notes. He says: I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating. The award-winning Brazilian multimedia artist turned […]

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#1155 New York’s Mosaic Man creates a trail of dreams

By Cathryn Wellner / October 24, 2014

The voice that calls us, the one that plucks our heartstrings and makes us sing, is so mysterious. Jim Power, “The Mosaic Man”, is a good example of that. A stranger seeing the thin, grey-bearded, long-haired New Yorker gluing bits of pottery, ceramic and glass to a light standard might look at him curiously and […]

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#1150 Making peace with the 24-hour day

By Cathryn Wellner / October 14, 2014

Cloud gazing lifts more than my eyes. It lifts my spirits. And sometimes it teaches me lessons. The other day I looked up and saw a big, cloudy mouth in the blue sky. I swear it was laughing at me. I asked that big mouthy grin what was so funny. She did not answer, but […]

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#1129 We are NOT our insecurities

By Cathryn Wellner / September 23, 2014

In the last several days I’ve had conversations and exchanges, in person and online, about body image, divorce, dementia, overwork, money worries and a host of other topics that reveal something about the insecurities each person was facing. When I wrote about Colbie Caillat’s song, Try, yesterday, I was thinking about the body shaming women […]

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