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 […]
Over the past years, Bobcats have been very abundant in Calgary. We live two streets over from the boundary of Fish Creek Provincial Park, and in the last year, we have had several Bobcats in our front and back yard, and the pair seem to roam our cul-de-sac in a very unconcerned way. I was […]
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 […]
This is the first day of December – a signal to us that Christmas is twenty-four days away! Do you know the following things about December? 1. The Moon celebration is called “The Moon of Long Nights”. 2. During this time, the water is believed to be revitalized. 3. The event of Winter Solstice, held […]
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 […]
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 […]
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What a beautiful thought! Dowsing lets us talk to the Universe in a timeless way. In the comment section, tell your story of how you use dowsing to communicate with the All. Go in peace.
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. […]
Back in June, a friend sent me an email with this piece of advice in it. I read it and thought, “This is true! We have lived all of our early lives with criticism at home and at school and so we learned to criticize our self.” I thought it would be a fun experiment […]
Here are all the phrases people use to talk about their relationship with time. Life is going by so quickly. If only I had time, I would…. That will have to wait I am so busy, I don’t have time to… Because people are so caught up in the concept of time and the limits […]
We are born into our family, and with them, we create memories. As we move beyond our family, we choose our friends (or maybe they choose us) and we create more memories. Yet, there are many things that we don’t do with friends or family. We put them off. We think that we can do […]
Today, we give thanks to those who believed in keeping our country free, and who gave their lives for that belief.
Somewhere in our lives, the idea of being perfect was drummed into us. This may have happened at home or at school. The concept of perfection is a truly human idea. Nature sees everything as perfect. When we go with the flow, and let things happen, we can see that the truth of what happens […]
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 […]
I cannot tell you how many times friends, family, and acquaintances have asked me if I am successful. I am not sure what they expect me to say. I cannot really see myself saying that I am a failure. And, in my mind, with all the things that I have done, I am successful! As […]
As the world goes faster, life seems to become more stressful for many people. Conversation centers around how busy life is, and how little time there is for self indulgence. Or it may be about how busy husband/wife is, and how busy the kids’ schedules are. All these things are true. What can we do […]
Poster from an email Sometimes, life is harsh and it is because we get in our own way. We don’t allow ourselves to have fun or to make mistakes. We are so hard on ourselves that we do not try anything new. Just for today, try giving yourself permission. See what comes of it. See […]
Happy Thanksgiving to all! For many people, Thanksgiving Day is a focus day to reflect on all the things that have happened through the year. Usually, the focus is on the happy things. However, sometimes, we need to focus on the things that did not go right for us. It is in the “bad” things […]
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 […]