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”

Amen to Gratitude, Groovin’, and Good Groceries!

Want to change the way you feel?  Want to feel better fast and make it last? Begin the day with gratitude. You woke on this side of the grass! Begin the day with creativity. Consider the possibilities for today! Begin the day with redirecting and reframing your negative thoughts. Go on a complaining fast! BeginContinue reading “Amen to Gratitude, Groovin’, and Good Groceries!”

Petra, Tennis Warrior

“I am strong and I will fight this.” These are warrior’s words. I am totally inspired by athletes who work hard to become the best they can be.  A person can have talent and physical ability, but it takes a special kind of warrior to rise to the top of your game on a worldContinue reading “Petra, Tennis Warrior”

Nobody Wants To Be a Human Slug…

A terrestrial mollusk that secretes a film of mucus for protection that is as big as a human…what a revolting idea! Nobody wants to be that… But…how often do we feel sluggish?  The dictionary states that another term for a slow, lazy person is a sluggard. A little over 4 years ago I decided IContinue reading “Nobody Wants To Be a Human Slug…”

I’m Here Because of My Fear

The Knife’s Edge connects Mt. Katahdin and Pamola Peak in Baxter State Park, Maine, USA.  This shot was taken from Pamola Peak before we began to hike the Knife’s Edge trail. Extreme heights really freak me out!  You will never get me hanging by a cable off the top of the CN Tower!  The firstContinue reading “I’m Here Because of My Fear”

Warrior Women II

“I love mess!” These are the words of Marie Kondo, Japanese consultant and author of the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Let’s set the stage…once upon a time, there was a couple who had a very messy house.  Their house was not dirty, or unhealthyContinue reading “Warrior Women II”

Warrior Women I

Learn something new every day is one of my favorite slogans. I believe that when a person has this mindset, their world changes.  You are not only ready to accept new information, but you naturally find yourself actively looking for something new to learn – something fresh to create a mind-spark in your own brain. AContinue reading “Warrior Women I”

The De-Energizer Mummy: Chasing My Own Shadow

Photo credit:  Journeysinclassicfilm.com The year was 1932 and the world was scared out of its wits by Boris Karloff’s horror flick, The Mummy.  According to the official trailer, it is Stranger than Dracula; More fantastic than Frankenstein; More mysterious than ‘The Invisible Man!” The dramatic announcer states in an ominous voice that it, ‘stands yourContinue reading “The De-Energizer Mummy: Chasing My Own Shadow”