My Friend…

Isn’t it time to step out of your comfort zone and embrace diversity? Age diversity, that is! If the oldest person in your circle of friends is under 35, you need to get out more. If the youngest person in your circle of friends is 40+, you need to get out more. Out of yourContinue reading “My Friend…”

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The Mastery Mindset

Every time I sparred with my Taekwondo instructor, Glenn, I would get frustrated. It was like he knew what I was going to do even before I did.  Every kick, every punch…every block…was countered with ease and what seemed like enjoyment. How did you know I was going to do that? I would ask. YouContinue reading “The Mastery Mindset”

Translation: Creativity Is

Where there is silence, one finds the anchor of the Universe – Tao Te Ching The third installation of this peaceful spirit warrior trilogy involves translating it, applying it to life today.  How can what was revealed in that dark, silent night of spiritual awakening be translated to the light of today? It is myContinue reading “Translation: Creativity Is”

When the going gets tough…

How many times have you heard someone say after a tragedy, “I never thought something like this would happen in our small town. It’s unbelievable.” Well, it could, and it can, and it did. We have been living in a fantasy world, a fairy tale where we didn’t understand that something as tiny as a virus couldContinue reading “When the going gets tough…”

Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 2

When my kids were quite young (6 and 2) their father and I decided to take them for a short camping trip.  We choose a campground that was on the outskirts of Moncton, NB, involving only a couple of hours of traveling – not too far away for this first expedition.  We bought a tent,Continue reading “Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 2”

Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 1

A few years ago, I had a dream that I was standing in a hallway.  To the left and to the right there were a number of doors, and at the end of the hallway, one single door. As I began to walk down the hall, I tried each door.  Some seemed to be locked. Continue reading “Many Doors, One Sanctuary: 10 Doors to Active Wellbeing: Doorway # 1”

Walk This Way?

Practice gratitude to feel gratitude. There is no other way. You cannot give it service with your lips and expect to feel it in your heart. Let’s ask a few interesting What if questions: What if what you are talking about is what the Universe is giving you in return? Empty words devoid of feeling? It is easy to readContinue reading “Walk This Way?”

It’s A Beautiful Day

You are here now. Enjoy what you have. Prepare for the future.  How often have we heard someone say that? Sometimes this seems like it can’t be done, right? Or we worry that it can’t be done right. It’s all so damn confusing. The interesting thing about the future is that it is formed from today. I haveContinue reading “It’s A Beautiful Day”

Who’s Driving The Bus?

To be or not to be?   Why do we spend so much time searching for the reason for our existence? We ask and the ego answers. I consider the ego as psychologist Carl Jung described it – a mask, or persona, that we present to society. Things can get confusing when we take this personaContinue reading “Who’s Driving The Bus?”

Plan Now to Optimize 100!

What is there to look forward to as one ages?  I have a plan. It even has a name – Optimize 100! Femme Fierce! I believe that keeping as fit as possible and maintaining optimum body weight at any age will pay dividends as one begins to wind down. Our ability to remain fit and active willContinue reading “Plan Now to Optimize 100!”