Tag Archives: gratitude

A Love Letter to My Boy at 16

Dear G___, As you turn 16, I watch you venturing out into the world, my heart filled with pride for the young man you are becoming and with fierce mother-love for that part of you that will always be my … Continue reading

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The Loveliness Project

I have just completed an amazing e-course called The Geography of Now, with Monna McDiarmid. I’ve spent six delicious weeks taking photographs, writing, and celebrating the beauty in my life and my surroundings. One of my favourite aspects of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Here and Now

  It was warm this morning, the promise of summer in the fragrant air, and in the bright blue of the sky. I was out walking before 7:00, making time for an early walk with Will, and completing an assignment … Continue reading

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Mom’s Taxi: A Valentine for My 15 Year Old Son

Here’s how I spent Valentine’s Day: driving my 15 year old son all over the Victoria area, delivering him to appointments and helping him with a number of errands. We started out around 9 am, which is pretty early for … Continue reading

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Promises to Myself

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep,                                                                                                                                    But I have promises to keep…”  –  Robert Frost This is my year for living passionately, for making the commitment and the space in my life to regularly nourish body and … Continue reading

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A Year of Living Passionately

“What we are seeking is… the rapture of being fully alive.” – Joseph Campbell A number of years ago, I lost my voice. Completely. The specialist diagnosed a paralyzed vocal cord and told me it would be six to twelve … Continue reading

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On Appreciation

Thy sky is overcast today, dark with storm clouds. The cedars and ferns are heavy, rain-soaked after the morning downpour. From my kitchen window, I look out upon dark forest, a scene that in mid-winter is almost foreboding, the trees … Continue reading

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