First off I want to say thanks everyone for your kind words after the big “reveal” in the post Valentine’s Note to Peanut. It was so heart warming and wonderful to receive so many comments, emails, and Facebook notes from each of you…. so thank you so much for filling our hearts and our new […]
I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately, Will you have your Dad’s calmness? His ability to take life in stride? Will you have my enthusiasm? My positivity? Or maybe you will be your own little person, A person who is generous, kind, forgiving, willful, confident, appreciative… I wonder how you will smell, how you […]
I am teaching an online course at Royal Roads University and one of the topics of last week was Work Life Balance. In one of the discussion forums a student posted the following about walking in nature. It is an excerpt from an article published in Alive magazine. “Shinrin-Yoku – or translated from Japanese means […]
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When I was a kid, say about 8- years-old or maybe even earlier, I came home from school one day and declared that WE as a FAMILY should go to Church and that I wanted to go to Church that Sunday. My parents complied. Many of my friends attended Church or Synagogue on the weekends […]
I work from home on Fridays, which means I can take a walk around my neighborhood or take a nap at home. Today I chose the walk. It is spring-like outside. The sun is shining, kids are playing outdoors, umbrellas have been put away (momentarily), and friends are chatting in outdoor cafes. Here are some […]
Why we need to embrace our own uniqueness and be authentic to who we are. A species in which everyone is General Patton would not succeed, any more than would a race in which everyone was Vincent Van Gogh. I prefer to think that the planet needs athletes, philosophers, sex symbols, painters, scientists; it needs […]
I recently returned from a fabulous long weekend away in Calgary. I went there to see friends, relax, and see old sights. It’s been a while since I have been to Calgary, perhaps as far back as 2009 or 2008? I admit it, I try to avoid returning to the city, as though I believe […]