Summer time….and the livin’ is easy… Ella Fitzgerald Now that we are into summer, it’s time to crank out those summer tunes you love. Some people have summer reading lists but there’s a lot to be said for a summer song list. I went on line to find the summer songs for 2018 and … Continue reading Hot Fun in the Summertime!
My story flows in more than one direction. Adrienne Rich The way you tell your story to yourself matters. Amy Cuddy Each of us has a story. I believe we begin to craft this story from a very early age and make it our own. The story may not be accurate but it reflects what … Continue reading What is your story?
More than two months have passed since the tragedy on Yonge Street in which 10 people were killed and many more injured by a lone driver of a van. I received a number of comments on the blog I posted about that dreadful day and wanted to share some of those thoughts. April 23, 2018 … Continue reading Postscript: Tragedy on Yonge Street
All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard I get distracted by bright shiny objects. It wasn’t always this way but it is increasingly so now. In fact my ability to focus for … Continue reading Distracted…
We are stronger together. Resident of Toronto It is now a week since the van attack on Yonge Street- a tragedy that is incomprehensible and yet chillingly real. This is not the Toronto I know. So much has been expressed by many -through their words, their actions, and their presence. We must bear witness to … Continue reading Tragedy on Yonge Street
Let us love winter for it is the spring of genius. Pietro Aretino There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Alfred Wainwright As I write this, I am looking out my window as the snow silently blankets the landscape. Mesmerizing and calming. Quiet and peaceful. Each season brings its own particular … Continue reading I love winter!
Chance favours a prepared mind.| Louis Pasteur Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. Eric Roth Significant life events seemingly happen by chance. Somehow we are at the right place at the right time and the pieces are set in motion for what later appears to be a seismic life shift. … Continue reading Chance Occurrences and Life Changing Moments
Words matter. Unknown You were born with wings. Rumi New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions but as we proceed through January, they can begin to feel like a burden we didn’t ask for. It’s difficult enough to endure the cold, dark days of January, without getting disheartened about not meeting … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year Again: What’s Your Word for 2018?
Let light shine out of darkness 2 Corinthians 4:6 The Winter Solstice has passed. The days still are still short but the light is growing. Brightness is on the horizon. May this be true in all areas of our lives. Short days and long nights invite a particular kind of reflection. The year in many … Continue reading Looking Back; Looking Ahead
In the middle of life, I found myself within a dark wood. Dante Nothing is worth more than this day. Goethe What we expect or want to have happen in life can be at odds with what actually happens. Why am I surprised by this truth? I am frustrated when I can’t do what I … Continue reading Coming to Terms: Re-Imagining the Place Between Expectations and Reality