Life From an Optimist’s Point of View
Shed 2020… the challenge continues!
I previously shared that I had gained weight during the first four months of the shutdown. Nothing drastic, just wrong choices and wrong portions, and no moving. Then on July 5th, the brain clicked in that this was unacceptable for me. I stopped most carbs, increased fruits/veggies, drank water and EXERCISED. I shed the Covid […]
Physical Breakthrough – Thank you, Camino!
I don’t think there is a soul in the world that has not been affected by COVID, including myself. I couldn’t get tested due to the fact it was early on and I wasn’t a first responder or public-facing, but I am more than convinced that it was COVID. I was quite sick for 4 […]
The beauty of photography
I was an avid reader when I was young; in fact, I read whenever I was not in school. My Dad and I had a bedtime ritual (three visits) ending with my father taking away my book for the night. When I wasn’t reading, I was making up stories. And early on I realized that […]
50 Years Without My Father
January 21, 1970. It was a typical Wednesday and we got up to get ready for school. I have vague memories of what happened earlier that morning, but I do have clear memories of my mother telling us to go see my sister Monique who was waiting for my 5-year-old brother and me to join […]
Never too late to learn
It’s the summer of 1966, a few days after school had closed for the summer. I sat outside by the back fence at a little makeshift table made from an upside-down cardboard box. I had my pencils lined up perfectly, a small ruler and some pieces of paper on my make-believe desk. I was ready […]
Bravo Meghan and Prince Harry
This blog has been resting for quite a while and today I felt the need to resurrect this channel for my imagination, my dreams, my thoughts (well some thoughts), and my opinions. I hold no one else but myself accountable for my words. So what inspired me to dust off the cobwebs on these pages? […]
My big Aha Moment
I’m officially on holiday, until January 3rd 2019! Whohoo! And I intend to do quite a few things, such as tidying my art studio, finishing a few art projects and reading. Oh how I love reading. My books choices have changed recently, and as I was driving to work this morning, I noticed I had a […]
Last is the New First
The alarm rang at 6:15 am on Saturday July 1st; a very special Canada day as the country was celebrating our 150th Anniversary of Confederation. I had registered to participate in a 10K race, however, planned on walking the distance. I’ve done many walking races, some as difficult as marathons, half marathons and of the […]
13 Reasons Why – and why it should be seen by ALL
I knew a bit about these episodes, I knew they dealt with teen suicide, but nothing more. I binged watched, because once the first episode started, I was compelled to watch episode after episode after episode. My heart broke for many reasons, mostly for the young people who have gone through difficult and at times devastating […]
Evolution of my self
OM Times Magazine states that personal evolution is a change of perspective. How one’s beliefs, self-image and self-knowledge affect us emotionally, mentally and spiritually is determined by testing new knowledge through experience and turning it into wisdom. This said, this past year I’ve been going through a lot of re-evaluation of so many things in my life. Never […]
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