All Aboard

It’s January which means resolution time. And of course, my exercise program is firmly in place, set to begin tomorrow, or the next day or the next.  You know how it is when the winter sets in and the tea, cozy chair and stack of books are in desperate need of our immediate attention. But…

Between Celebrations

The week between December 25 and New Year’s Eve is a time of respite. After the excitement generated by the joyful lead-up to Christmas, December 26 signals a time to take a breath, and welcome the coming winter months that entice us with a stack of books and copious amounts of tea. The streets and…

53 Seconds

53 Seconds of Meditation. Meditation has been defined as engaging in mental exercise, breathing deeply and repeatably so as to reach a special and elevated understanding of our place in the fast-paced, mercurial world that surrounds us. Reflections, pondering or whatever you believe meditation to be – definitions are easier than the practical application. Simply…

The Totem Pole

I headed out to Granville Island early this morning to meet a friend for coffee.  I chose the pathway that would lead me to the Totem Pole that stands amongst the trees, tall enough to watch over the entire Island.  It is a good start to the morning… “If you talk to the animals they…