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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

Apple Pie Muffins

Apple Pie Muffins

Made these with fresh apples picked from a friend’s tree…..delicious.. Ingredients:  – yield 18 – 24 muffins Topping 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter – melted Batter 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup buttermilk (or use 1 tsp … Continue reading

THE POWER OF FREEDOM

THE POWER OF FREEDOM

“The ability to perform Reiki comes from internal freedom.  The power to be free from stress, tension and anger.”  Nikita Dudani As I left the city and drove into the country, I could feel the tensions and the chaos leave me as I drove straight ahead imagining the dark cloud drifting behind me.  As I … Continue reading

PEONY- FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR MAY 27, 2016

PEONY- FRIDAY’S PHLOG FOR MAY 27, 2016

I look for you every Spring, to witness your inspiring beauty, as you awaken my senses with your seductive fragrance, filling me with renewal and promise, as I leave the comfort and solitude of winter, and embrace your gracious wings, teaching me to live for today, because tomorrow your wings, will shrivel under the ungracious … Continue reading

THE ENLIGHTENED ONES

THE ENLIGHTENED ONES

an exterior like armour hard as a rock protecting the delicate shell that lies within closed to the ones who can’t see beyond the shadows of doubt and the lies of the masses leaving the armour to stop the shell from cracking only to surface to the enlightened ones. johanne fraser    

Born Free

Born Free

  “Heart to heart conversations are the best to me.  Everyone’s vulnerable.  Vulnerability attracts honesty, honesty attracts soul connections”.. nofacewrites After a busy work week I tend to spend Saturday mornings lazing. I get up early and grab a coffee, a book and try to relax before anyone else in the house is up.  It’s … Continue reading

DRIVER’S SEAT

DRIVER’S SEAT

“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something.  Say, instead, that you are doing it.  Then fasten your seat belt.  The most remarkable things follow.”   Julia Cameron My oldest son, Brendan, and I share many of the same traits, unfortunately, a bad temper is one of … Continue reading