One morning this past summer, my companion was getting ready to head out to do some work for his Mom. He dressed wearing a very extra large and baggy (comfy), old work shirt. I made a comment about his comfy shirt and as we chatted I was suddenly presented with a memory of kindergarten when we used to wear our fathers’ old shirts backwards to protect our clothes from the mess of craft time and especially flying finger paints! I hadn’t given finger painting any thought at all since. Continue reading →
I had to tell this story because it serves as a reminder of the power we possess to create our own reality, especially when we are young at a time or circumstance before we are led to believe we cannot do this.
This past weekend I had my niece and nephew for sleepover while Mom & Dad celebrated anniversary number 18. It was a beautiful morning Sunday and we packed up Auntie Julie’s foraging cart and headed down to the Grand River to explore – about half a kilometer away.
They were very excited and I let them tell me where we were going. There are trails everywhere and the water was fairly low so there was lots of directions to go.
One of my life’s favorite heroes and mentors, Mr. Hill left us when I was 8. He remains as one of my best models for what it means to leave a legacy behind, one that has saved this butt’s bacon on more than one occasion over the last 2 decades, especially so over the last 10 years as I committed to complete responsibility for my personal development.
Thank You for your continued guidance Mr. Hill!! May our paths cross again! Cheers!
“When you’re in love, you want to tell the whole world about it.” – Carl Sagan
My 2014 Convention Program Cover
Packed full of notes I took from each speaker!
My notes and take-aways coming soon…
This week I am particularly pleased with myself and some of the decisions that I’ve made along my way and, although some of my most significant decisions seemed wacky and “against the grain” at the time I made them, I am learning the meaning behind the quote, “Time will either promote you or expose you.” I am reaping the valuable and rich lessons of having stuck with something I believe in for a long period of time, despite all its inherent challenges. Continue reading →
Created on my first printer, full of holes and stained from hanging on my fridges and dream boards over the decades, this simple icon still remains as a reminder.
It isn’t often I sit down to watch a movie, I am very particular about my entertainment with great respect for what I subject my eyes and mind to, time is precious so if I’m going to invest it in a story, it has to move me in a positive direction and if it’s really good I’ll be thinking about it long after. Like most, I have my favourite actors and actresses and I’ll take a chance on anything they produce because of what I know about them and the excellence they continually represent. Will Smith is one of those actors. Continue reading →
“Anything that gets you feeling good is the basis of everything else you want flowing to you.
Your beasts have it all figured out.”
April 2013 – Photo By Kara Wilson
A couple of posts ago I told the story about Boy-Boy and am pleased to report that he returned to his home on Labour Day. On the morning of Wednesday, September 4th, we were pet-free, by the end of that day, there were 7 cats in our coat closet!
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
August 2014: R.I.P. Ramon Orlando
May you encounter many blessings along your Universal journey and thank you for greeting me as I stepped onto this most unusual and spiritual path, see you out there!
I ask you Reader to keep an open mind as you digest this account. Pay heed to the fact that you are reading this, it is a clue that there is something here for you. I cannot recommend this experience, I can only share what I have learned and know that those ready will be called to it, for to partake is the greatest gift you will give to yourself and ultimately all of us collectively. If not for you, at least know enough to pay forward the opportunity to others that may be silently and desperately longing for a hand up. There are resources following this, my longest post ever, for your exploration. Continue reading →
For a couple of folks with no pets of their own, we sure do spend a lot of time with animals at our house! Any pet owner will agree that having furred or feathered beasties in or around the house provides numerous benefits to our overall well-being, like our little ones, they win our hearts with their authenticity and unconditional love.
This past summer while enjoying a cold beverage in the shade of the backyard, my friend made a remark that I have thought about ever since. We were talking about business things and in a break in the conversation he made the statement, “there’s a LOT of MLM in this town.”
Without hesitation I replied, “It’s not a sign of the town it’s a sign of the times.”