THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT

The Spirit of Christmas

At a glance, it may appear that another year has gone by with very little change. 2020 however, will be remembered as a historic and evolutionary time in our lives. This pandemic caused a whirlwind of events that have shaped us and given us reason to consider what is truly important. So for us to embrace the true spirit of Christmas this year, it may help to take a quick look at the year in review. How can words describe it? We…     Read More

INNER AND OUTER WORLDS

Wow. This is an interesting time of change and uncertainty. The world is watching and waiting for messages that will bring more clarity to a situation that has brought upheaval to many. With the privilege of having electronics we are doing our best to inform ourselves, however, often we spend too much time looking ‘out there’ distracting ourselves from what is most important. This is the time to be honoring our innermost selves, our true selves and then connecting with family…     Read More

DO YOU BELIEVE?

“I don’t have the spirit of Christmas,” was what she said, as if wondering what was wrong with her. The tree was up, gifts were wrapped, Christmas concerts realized, and the letter to Santa was even sent. All the Christmas music and outer preparations abound us would not bring about the happy vibes of years gone by. I can imagine there is a lot to consider regarding holiday traditions, for a little one living in a multi-cultural city with a plenitude of friends and…     Read More

A SUSTAINABLE SUMMER

Time is the most precious gift someone can give you. That is, when it is complete undivided attention with presence. Full body listening for the sake of understanding. A connection of pure awareness that I seek to find with you here. I liken it to the feeling of chanting OM at the end of a really good yoga class! A sensation we would love to sustain but understand “this too shall pass”. When we think of something as being sustainable, we are not usually thinking in terms of…     Read More

ON THIS HARVEST MOON

                                          Today I write for my own wellness, but with the hope that the timing of this message will resonate with even one person. Vocalizing these words feels futile, so let this be a journaling journey where perhaps some wisdom will come of the quiet moment. Wisdom that I trust is within, and ready to surface to the conscious mind telling me ‘what really aches’. With…     Read More

JUNE SOLSTICE

JUNE SOLSTICE

The June Solstice is fast approaching which means that depending on whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere, either the longest or shortest day of the year is nearly upon you. It is interesting to think that you and I are here together on this planet experiencing varying climates and unique lives, and as different as those lives may be, we all essentially want the same things from a day; to be loved, to be happy and even if we are…     Read More

SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS

SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS

Happy Holidays! My family salutes you from a warm climate, with this photo taken a few weeks ago near our home, after the first snowfall of the season. We enjoyed an amazing evening of snow shoeing, sledding, skating as well as visiting Santa, knowing that we would not see a white Christmas where we were headed. Whether the climate be warm or cold, Christmas for us is traditionally spent with family and close friends. As we carry on with this…     Read More

REASON FOR THE SEASON

REASON FOR THE SEASON

Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring! This is the first year in more than a decade that I have remained in Canada for ALL the seasons. Although Canada is where my family prefers to be, the allergy season in Vancouver is usually the time of year I get the ‘fever’ and want to be any where else. So this week, the mantra that helps me appreciate where I am is “I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.” It reminds me to give gratitude…     Read More