I am not a political person and never will be. I don’t like politics, speaking about politics, and involving myself in any political debates. Today though is different. Today is Election Day in Canada! I will be seated in front of a media outlet tonight, along with millions of others, to see the results of our voting. Today is my day to engage in the political forum by casting my vote, and I will. Being a Canadian citizen gives me the democratic right, eligibility, and freedom to vote. So I am going to. [Read more…] about Today I… Can Make A Difference!
October 10 2019 – the World Health Organization has deemed this day World Mental Health Day
“Your footstep on life’s journey leaves an imprint
no matter where you go.”
Life is challenging, and for some, the journey becomes too painful to continue. It is not uncommon for someone to know of a person (celebrities included) who have succumbed to suicidal thoughts or even suicide itself. I am not immune after losing a nephew (in-law) several years ago. It’s such a sad event to go through; words can’t describe the feeling of desolation the family feels when forced to say goodbye. Writing about mental health is hard, but I promised myself I would be honest in my writing and sharing. And a warning, this story may come as a shock to family and friends. [Read more…] about Carry On – World Mental Health Day
Over the last few years, I’ve written several affirmations, what I call Today I Am… quotes. These statements were healing for myself, and I never thought I would share them. Then I realized some should be shared, but I didn’t know in what format. I continued writing, and then inspiration struck early one morning, and the idea came to me for a journal that people could read and write in daily. I started writing in January of this year and did the compilation into book format in the spring. And it’s here!! The excitement of my accomplishment feels fantastic, as it’s been a while since I shared my work in book format.
What would you write down on the blank line above on this title?
Over the years, I’ve been discovering how important ‘Today’ is. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not here. Today is the most important day of our lives because it exists – now. A few years ago, I started writing what I call my one-isms. These are statements that are positive and uplifting to the soul. I’ve written many over the mornings when inspiration struck, sometimes as early as 4:00 am! I wondered what to do and how to share these little gems of goodness, but didn’t know how to do it, nor which platform would be the best, etc.
Inspiration struck. [Read more…] about Today I Am… ___________
I wrote the quote pictured here some time ago as a reflection of the way my life has always been. Today is no different, and tomorrow too. It seems if I get comfortable, many things in my life change. The Universe has a way of reminding one that life’s lessons are not over, and it’s time to ‘move on.’
Part of my’ moving on’ in 2019 was to write and compile a journal using quotes I’ve written over several years of learning how to find my way back to self. It’s titled, Today I AM… An Empowering Journal Back To Self.
I struggled through mishaps, accidents, and losses leading to a dark time in my life. Five years ago, realizing I was depressed, I asked myself, “Who am I?”. [Read more…] about Today… Don’t Get Too Comfortable
Happy… the emotion, state of feeling pleasure. Finally!
Yesterday I had the joy of joining the Universal Women’s Nurture Circle in Calgary, Alberta, led by Tina Thrussell (Shin Dao Institute, The Way of the Heart). The evening featured a self-care, Hand and Face Reflexology healing session by Sandra Catania (Reflexologist at Elan Family Wellness Centre).
We started the circle talking about why we chose to attend. Themes of community, learning and experiencing something new, being there for self, and searching for joy and happiness were some of the comments made. Every woman shone with true light and beauty, as each shared their heartfelt emotions. After the reflexology session where we worked on face and hands, we separated into two small circles, and within my circle, each woman was given a chance to speak when they received the ‘talking stick’. The idea is when the stick is passed to someone, they hold it, breathe, and allow whatever thought or idea they wish to share to be spoken without interruption, judgment or comment from others in the circle. [Read more…] about “I’m Happy.”