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What’s Your Agenda

What’s Your Agenda

“He who does not know the art of living cannot know the art of dying.  Mahatma Gandhi My shift at the hospice started like every other.  I stopped by the volunteer office to check the volunteer log before my shift to look through notes from the previous volunteers to see if I could spot anyone … Continue reading

The Journey

The Journey

“In the end she became the journey, and like all journeys she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.”  r.m. drake A journey to self health does not only mean eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep.  The journey to self health means you must take the list that you are … Continue reading

EVERY END HAS A BEGINNING…

EVERY END HAS A BEGINNING…

“Death is a stripping away of all that is not you.  The secret of life is to die before you die and find that there is no death”  Eckhart Tolle As I begin to write this I am sitting on my front deck with my two beautiful companions, Lumi and Kaos, watching the neighbour hook … Continue reading

A Healthy Egoism

A Healthy Egoism

“As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health; food, people, things, situations and everything that drew me down and away from myself.  At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism, today I know it is love of oneself.”  Charlie Chaplin With the popularity of … Continue reading

The Cry of the Wolves

The Cry of the Wolves

I dreamt last night of a pack of wolves attacking their young.  I was standing on a hillside looking down a gully at this horrific scene of wolves ripping their young from limb to limb.  I seemed to be paralyzed, I couldn’t move as I stared down the gully at the gruesome sight that was … Continue reading

A Dangerous Mind

A Dangerous Mind

“Narcissist Personality Disorder:  One of the few conditions where the patient is left alone and everyone else is treated.” Warning, if you ever find yourself around one who is narcissistic run, run as far away as you can.  There is no winning with a narcissistic person and if you don’t agree with everything the narcissist … Continue reading

Remember When….

Remember When….

remember When…. you were strong and brave, I felt so safe and confident around you, remember when… your eyes twinkled as your laughter filled the room, how you loved to laugh and enjoy life to the fullest, remember when… you lifted me up when I felt insecure and scared for the future, you assured me … Continue reading

PASSING THE TORCH

PASSING THE TORCH

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”  Denis Waitley I remember watching him take his first step and cringing as he lost his balance and fell too close to the coffee table.  Thinking he was going to hit his head, I rushed forward to … Continue reading

THE BLACKNESS OF THE NIGHT

THE BLACKNESS OF THE NIGHT

“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.” Stepping out into the blackness of the early morning,  I inhaled deeply before I took the first step of my run picking up speed and setting my pace.  I felt anxious that morning, the sky had an eerie sense to it and … Continue reading

A GIRL NAMED TESSA

A GIRL NAMED TESSA

“Our lives are shaped as much by those who leave us as they are by those who stay.  Loss is our legacy.  Insight is our gift.  Memory is our guide.”  Hope Edelman Last night my son came home from his shift at work wearing a white shirt with a purple basketball wrapped in angel’s wings … Continue reading

Stepping through the stones

Stepping through the stones

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t”   Steve Maraboli Stepping onto the balcony through the double doors just off my bedroom was a morning routine for me.  I would wake up stretch and step outside to … Continue reading

MIRROR OF THE SOUL

MIRROR OF THE SOUL

“If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”  Unknown Every morning before work I have the same routine, I rise, head to the bathroom, shower,  get dressed, fix my hair and face.   I like the mirror in that bathroom, it’s big and it seems … Continue reading

WALKING WITH LIGHT

WALKING WITH LIGHT

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  Melody Beattie Thanksgiving weekend for me is a chance to hangout … Continue reading

Through God’s Eyes

Through God’s Eyes

“If a Buddhist, Hindu,Muslim, Catholic and a Jew stood in front of God, who would you say he loves the most?  These three questions are really just one question, and it is this:  Have you actually convinced yourself that God plays favourites?”  James Blanchard Cisneros My mother was a good mother who had all kinds … Continue reading

Embracing Ordinary

Embracing Ordinary

“Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for the illusion.”  Judith Guest, Ordinary People Before I hung up the phone she blurted out “Good luck with your boring life, maybe you should get a life.”  I did not say a word as I hung up the phone, there was no … Continue reading