My Story: how haiku found me

Hello and welcome to Everyday Haiku! As a graphic designer and haiku poet, I have always had a passion for the arts. My core belief is that we are all creative in many different and unique ways. I started designing and sharing my designs when I was very young and turned my dream into reality. […]

Having a Gratitude Practice

Gratitude: Such a simple, yet powerful and important part of life. The list of health benefits of being grateful, and expressing thanks for big and small moments, is endless. I became more aware of the benefits of being grateful some time ago when I discovered the positive effects it was having on my mental health. […]

Awaken your senses with the joy of mindful cooking

September has arrived! I’m excited and thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to be the resident poet for Marmalade + Kindness. I received a lovely email in the middle of July from the founder, Adamantia Velonis asking if I would be interested in being interviewed. After a few emails back and forth and […]

How to bring more JOY into your everyday life

What brings you the most joy in life? Joyful moments and happiness is what everyone wants and once we find it, we want to keep it and hang onto. Joy is an emotion that lifts you up and takes you to a place that feels good. I picked “JOY” as the theme for June because […]

Haiku and the five senses

The five main senses are some of the most important tools that we use to perceive the world. They are sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. We see with our eyes, we smell with our noses, we listen with our ears, we taste with our tongue, and we touch with our skin. Our brain receives […]

Giving gratitude and having thanks

Gratitude. Such a simple, powerful and important part of life. The list of health benefits for being grateful and having thanks for big and small moments in life is endless. It’s the time of year where many of us begin thinking about everything we are thankful for. Although it’s good to count your blessings on […]

Recharge, re-energize and renewal for September

September always feels like a second new year and is the perfect time to reassess where you are, where you want to be and how much you’ve accomplished so far this year. The theme for September is “recharge”. It’s the perfect time to recharge your internal batteries and re-energize yourself for the upcoming fall season. […]

The Art of Slowing Down

Does the thought of laziness make you feel somewhat guilty or bad about yourself? Well, it’s actually really healthy and good for you. I like to call it a time-out or re-charging my batteries for a day. Living in such a goal driven society we have forgotten how to just be. Laziness has a bit […]

Cherry Blosssom Time!

Spring is finally here! April’s theme is about the beautiful cherry blossoms, haiku and how they go together just like peanut butter and jam. I always get excited when I see the very first cherry blossoms in bloom. It’s a clear sign that the bitter cold days of winter are finally behind us and brighter […]

March is mindfulness month

Spring is in the air!….. But technically it IS still winter and feels a wee bit cold in my part of the world. March’s theme is about mindfulness, haiku and how they are closely connected. What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply becoming much more aware of your surroundings and your thoughts, letting them come and […]

February is National Haiku Writing Month!

Welcome to February. I hope to inspire and lift up your spirits with this month’s haiku to help you learn more about what haiku is. How does February make you feel? Since February is such a short month and we’re smack in the middle of winter, it can sometimes be a month of blahness. Following […]