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Sarah Raaen
the creative life
the creative life

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laying bare // i . can . breathe
Honestly, it’s a sigh of relief. It’s the exhale of air from deep within, which has been
hanging in your chest – and weighing on your mind - for far too long now. It’s the feeling of breathlessness and being able to breathe again, all in one. I feel breathl...

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laying bare // a reminder
"sometimes you can't see yourself clearly,  until you see yourself through  the eyes of others"  - Ellen DeGenerous  I have received several rather honest, heartfelt and deeply humbling emails lately.  Their authors, from across land and sea, took precious ...

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quinn // a portrait series

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friendship, it's hard
via* I long for the days when friendship was easy. Seeing your 'best friend'  (or  friends , if you were lucky)  in the school yard every day, or living with them throughout your college years  (until you realised that his lack of personal hygiene or her al...

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healthy life - banana-less bread
If you've been visiting this humble space for a while you might remember when I posted  back here  about my banana allergy and the unfortunate circumstance of not being able to indulge in the delicious (I assume, from the divine aroma it emits)   treat, Ban...

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being present // two
There's nothing quite like taking stock to keep you in the present. Simply put, this is life as we know it, right now. Making : a 'scrap book' filled with inspiring interiors, a mood board of sorts, for everything I...and we, desire for our future homes  (a...

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laying bare // to breathe, to weep
Last night, I lay naked in the bottom of the shower, legs up the wall in Viparita Karani , weeping into my damp and knotted bird-nest of hair*. Surrounded by a steady stream of tiny droplets, cocooning me in a warm embrace, my own salty tears mimicking thei...

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not another resolution post
Okay, so it is a 'to do' list for 2014, but really, they're not resolutions. I'm a tad flaky, and I'll be the first to admit it. I am often running late, a little carefree and lazy, start things I can't finish, and a top procrastinator. I have the best inte...

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2013, you have been a trying one, a joyous one, a memorable one. Thank you for your blessings and your lessons. For the friendships formed, strengthened and those which we had the courage to leave behind. Thank you for the love, the health, the laughter and...

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the magic
Last night we brewed a batch of the best hot chocolate , grabbed a couple candy canes off the tree and headed into the city to the local Christmas light display at the Botanic Gardens. Amongst the towering trees and beautifully maintained gardens is a wonde...
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