A Christmas Story – The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree My mother always loved Christmas. Maybe it was the inner spark of light more clearly seen in the dark, cold Winnipeg winters. Maybe it was the singing and happy smiles. Maybe it was the gifts and coloured lights, the shortbread and butter tarts, the food and festive celebrations, the birth of the […]

Sharing Your Stories

Years ago in Winnipeg, I was lucky enough to get tickets to hear Iyanla Vanzant speak about her experiences, and about writing her first several books. One of the topics in her sharing story was about storytelling, and why it is important to share our stories because they provide reference for others and, often, they […]

We Want Love and Respect

I was listening to two seventy plus ladies chatting at the shopping mall.  I was walking behind them, so their conversation drifted back to me.  They were talking about their grandchildren, and about growing old.  They talked too about how their lives had changed in the last five years.  They comments were truthful, funny, and […]

Winter Magic

Each winter when the snow comes, I think about how clever Mother Earth is. She works in harmony with the seasons and by October or November, has this graceful white blanket wrapped around her. All of the Mother’s animals, seeds, trees, plants, and water may go dormant through this period of winter. We humans could […]

Opening to Creativity

Some people have a difficult time opening up their creativity.  There are many books written about how to be creative and how to keep being creative.  The common theme is that we must/need to let go of fear.  The other day, one of my friends sent me this wonderful list of affirmations by Louise Hay.  […]

Let Go of Your Unhappiness

Discussions and debates about how to be happy have been topics of conversation for centuries.  Believing that unhappiness is self inflicted seems to be the sentiment that rules concepts of unhappiness. However, the poster above resonates as being the most correct assessment of happy/unhappy.  Being unhappy is negative.  Negativity is not intelligent.  It is so […]

Ancestors Speak – A Line In The Sand or Co-creation?

This picture is from an email that I received about six months ago.  I do not know who the photographer is, however, that person did a great job! What are the things in your life that are non-negotiable?  Who are those beliefs/values conflicting with?  Why do you feel so strongly about this issue? These are […]