Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

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Find Your Passion

Most people I know have to work to survive. The difference is whether you live to work, or work to live. Do you love what you do? Do you head to work (or your home office, farm, greenhouse, factory….wherever) full of joy most days? Or do you dread going to work? Do you feel stress... Continue Reading →

Keep the light on

For me, the best way to work through my thoughts and feelings is often by writing about them. And so, here I am, one week since I first heard a brief mention of the word “Broncos” on a Toronto Blue Jays telecast. I wasn’t sure exactly what was said, but in no time, I found... Continue Reading →

Starting the day off right

There are many resources expounding the benefits of a morning routine. These include working out first thing, practicing meditation or yoga, journaling. Don’t check emails, take time for yourself, make your coffee (that’s mine) …the list goes on. Do the same thing every morning and you will see benefits. The reality is, everybody is different... Continue Reading →

50 years…wiser?

It won't be long now until I  pass what is considered a major milestone – turning 50 years old. It’s kind of unreal to think that I am that old…that in fact I likely have fewer days in front of me than behind me. It doesn’t feel any different, actually, other than it hurts when... Continue Reading →

Bird nerd

I am a self-confessed bird nerd. I love to watch birds, marvel at their colours, their ingenuity, their beautiful songs, their ability to fly! One of my favourite aspects of spring is watching migrating birds return. The winter birds are soon joined by those who go south for the winter, as week after week, new... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On

When I was younger, I am sure I scoffed at “older” people who talked about time passing quickly. After all, I couldn’t wait to go to high school. I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive. I couldn’t wait to be 18 to go to the bar. I couldn’t wait to be done... Continue Reading →

Basking on a boat

As someone who loves the water, there’s something special about being on a boat in that water. I love to swim, snorkel, even just lounge on the beach near the water. I like to sit on the deck and look at the water; just looking even relaxes me. I am very blessed to spend the summer living... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Leonard

Last year, when the great Leonard Cohen passed away, a refrain from one of his popular songs was often cited – one that has had me thinking about it since:                Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering /          ... Continue Reading →

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