12. February 2024
February is usually a difficult winter month however, this year the warm spring-like temperatures and occasional sparks of sunshine have been inspirational of better times. The garden is a mud haven for the dog! And it does look hideous now! However, this is the perfect time to plan for veggies in the spring. Starting any seeds indoors always gives you a head start to the new season. It also makes you think of renewal and change. Time to take stock of where you are and where you want to go. As...
25. December 2023
Happy Christmas! It is a time of celebration as we gather with friends and family during this magical time. Although, this year feels a little less magical, a little more difficult as I am missing someone very special. When grieving during the holidays one way to cope with your loss is to allow yourself to have those waves of sadness. Let the feelings arise and just try to watch them with curiosity. Don't try to stop them just let them happen. Notice what is coming up. Breathe. Breathe again....
19. November 2023
Coping with intense physical pain has been the narrative lately for me. Time seems to move much more slowly during this time as you wait for waves of pain to encircle you. You start to wonder- when will this end? And then your mind starts spiralling and taking you on a most depressing narrative. How does one stop the narrative? Lately listening to Joseph Goldstein on the Insight Hour podcast I have found some encouraging words. Rather than struggling to stop the pain 'feeling' just be with it....
04. October 2023
The journey lately has been challenging and very difficult. The path to take is not clear at all. It almost feels as though I am in quicksand! That sinking feeling when one is overwhelmed, that has been all too familiar lately. As I walk along this winding path I am reminded to be present in the moment and to breathe deeply. Find some gratitude in the simple things..being in nature, being able to be present if only for a few minutes. Taking time to connect to the breath. Spending less time...
16. September 2023
Often Change is difficult..just because it is easier to go with the flow and leave things as they are. However, sometimes things need to shift so you can grow and be free. Recently going through some shifts in my life and trying to get rid of what does not serve me or is toxic to my well being. What a process! The key is to find that tiny kernel of happiness right now even when things are in flux...even when you don't feel your best...even when every day is a struggle.. Breathe, stay present in...
06. September 2023
As we enter into the month of September it is a time, to dive into learning new skills, taking stock of what we have learnt and looking to the future. Sometimes all we need is a moment of reflection as we plan for something truly wonderful. As we navigate the daily struggles and stressors, it is important to breathe and be present in the present moment. Sometimes we need to find our piece of happiness in the now-whatever that may look like. Even if it is just enjoying a beautiful tomato. As I...
20. July 2023
Remembering my mom who recently passed away. This photo captures the spirit of my mom. Together we were creating Christmas cookies in the kitchen. My mom was simply amazing, loving and generous. I am so grateful for such a loving mother!
13. July 2023
It is only once we stop grasping that are suffering starts to abate. We are released from that never-ending struggle with our minds. Staying focussed in the present helps one stop this. During this time of challenges and seemingly irritating obstacles I strive daily to spend more time just thinking of now. Not looking to the future nor dwelling on the past. Often we look back at our stories and make those define us. However we are influenced by our past but that doesn't have to determine who we...
29. June 2023
Retreat & Reconnect with Nature! Recently I visited Bloom Restorative Retreat near Kinston for a very relaxing and rejuvenating experience. I attended a Goddess Flow Yoga retreat led by Krista & Michelle. It was simply amazing. The food also was substantial and delicious! Stepping back from the day-to-day responsibilities and being present in the present moment is an excellent way to let your stress melt away. The positive energy from this natural environment and from all attendees was...
21. June 2023
Happy Father's Day! Seems like I am always late .. in the search for the perfect photo So grateful for my dad and all the support through these challenging times! As we celebrate the beginning of summer this photo seems most fitting. Take time to celebrate your family every chance you get as time is very precious.

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