Make it a Great Day!

Pre-dawn. The time of peace and solitude when the moon has gone to bed and the sun has yet to wake up. When the trees and plants are still asleep, moist with dew and creatures of all sizes are holding on to the last few moments of slumber.  Cool and calm, it is a perfect…

Questions of the heart

How do you know someone really loves you? How do you know that you really love someone?  How do you take out the feeling of not wanting to be alone and separate that from how you truly feel? How long do you need to be with someone to really know them? Can you ever? Is…

Rise and shine, just not at 2am!

So for the last week or so, my body has been up to its old antics, 2-3am rise and shine. What is that all about?  Well, I did a little research into the issue.  Most of which was not super helpful to me personally because I do not change well, however, may help some of…

There’s an elephant in the room…

Most of us have heard the term, ‘There’s an elephant in the room.’, however, the majority tend to ignore the poor pachyderm until he grows gigantic and stumbles around making a mess. When in reality, if someone would have just passed around the peanuts, the cleanup would have been kept to a minimum.  A few…

How Gratitude Changes the Brain – By Sarah Chauncey

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
The thing about living in Canada is that we have (sort of) two Thanksgivings. Americans probably don’t notice ours, which comes in early October, but it’s impossible to miss the cascade of Facebook posts, news articles and—if nothing else—the onslaught of holiday music that marks American Thanksgiving. A few years ago,…

What’s the music of your heart?

We all have that favorite song or in my case… SO many songs. One song that fits each of my many moods (some say personalities, yet how can others comprehend clearly what is inside of another being?) and a song for most situations.  Music, it is natures words made sound, it is nourishing to our…

For everything there is a season…

To coin a popular 1965 song by The Byrds, ‘For everything there is a season.’ Life,  love,  relationships,  status, and everything in between.  Just when you think you have a handle on things,  Boom! Seasons change.  Spring is in full bloom and the next thing you know,  the leaves are falling.  Where did summer go?…

A Better Footing

There is some thing about sitting in the sun,  on a beach, listening to the crashing of the waves that brings about clarity. Lucidity of thoughts, soul, and mind. A renewing of sorts that melts away all the junk collected during the week, months,  or years that is gained by few other environments. For me, …

Yuletide greetings

Well, the holiday season is in full swing, now starting well before Thanksgiving and the dreaded Black Friday in shopping terms. The day after we have devoured our flightless friends, we string up the lights, start wrapping the presents, and blast yuletide musical madness through the speakers.  Some begin this practice earlier, some later, and…

A New Normal

Ever had the brakes put on suddenly in life only to crash anyway?  Or feel like you ran face smack into a unforgiving wall of brick and mortar?  The thing about those ‘accidents’ is that life never goes on as it was.  Whether it was a loss of life, job layoff or termination, or maybe…