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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hollyhocks from Heaven
My garden is a big source of pleasure for me. I enjoy everything about it, from the planning and making decisions on look and feel, to the putting it all together, planting, caring, nurturing and enjoying every stage of the growth of all the plants/fruits/veggies/herbs. I try to make my garden a calm haven. I […]
Walking down the Camino memory lane
During the last 4 years, March has been a month of preparation for my Camino journeys. Three times have I found myself packing, repacking, shopping for new items, retiring older items and dreaming about the upcoming magical journey that is the walking on the Camino de Santiago. This year is a stay-at-home year. My last Camino […]
COMPASSION… to love together with.
According to Wikipedia Compassion means “to love together with.” What a beautiful way to describe that word – Compassion. When I think about compassion, I think about helping others who need emotional, spiritual or physical support. But how much more beautiful does “Love together with” seems to be than just being of support. Compassion requires […]
Keeping his spirit alive
January 21, 1970 – I don’t remember much about the actual day other than my brother Paul and I were in our big bed with my sister Monique who was asked to tell us about Dad’s passing. I can’t remember if Mom was in the house, or at the hospital but I remember the actual […]
The Ripples of our Actions
Perhaps you have heard of the butterfly effect The name of the effect is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. I truly believe that our actions create reactions, […]