Author Archives: lindsturner

Why I care about Heart Month

Before 2010, Heart Month would’ve been another awareness day/week/month that passed me by without more than a “There’s a day/week/month dedicated to that?” and then I’d move on with my life. But in 2010, a few years into the corporate … Continue reading

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Legitimate Artists Can Work in Cubicles

I was four years old when the tour of Peter Pan came through Toronto. I sat in one of those theatre booster seats in my fanciest dress and travelled from the Darling home to Neverland, and back again. When the … Continue reading

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2016 in four words

At the end of last year, I spent a lot of time reflecting on the past 12 months. I had the idea of coming up with single words that described the year. It was easy to do because 2015 was … Continue reading

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The creating and the created

This is the last post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage, Enchantment, Permission and Persistence. I’ve believed a lie for most of my life. In fact, it’s only as I’ve read Big Magic that I’ve seen just how big this … Continue reading

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Rolls Royces and Honda Accords

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage, Enchantment and Permission. I once had a boss that valued common sense above almost any other trait. She would categorize projects on a sliding scale between Rolls Royces … Continue reading

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The permission slip

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro, Courage and Enchantment. Way before I started this blog, I wanted to have a blog. I thought about it a lot. I had this idea about writing about … Continue reading

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Ideas that are bigger than I can figure out

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the Intro and Courage. Have you heard of Hamilton? No, not the city – the musical. If not, please consider this the eviction notice from the rock you’ve been … Continue reading

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Curiosity and courage

This is a post in a series inspired by Big Magic by Liz Gilbert. Read the intro. I was terrified of roller coasters when I was a kid. Each year, my family would go to Six Flags on our annual trip … Continue reading

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Big Magic-Inspired: The Ingredients

When I think about the phenomenon that was the book Eat Pray Love, I think about the pizza paragraph. It was the most vivid imagery I’d ever read. “The dough it takes me half my meal to figure out, tastes … Continue reading

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Busy enough

This past month or so has been comfortable. Painfully comfortable. My job is plugging away at a manageable pace. Regularly-scheduled activities have taken a hiatus during the summer, so less commitments. People are out of town, so less visiting. I’ve … Continue reading

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