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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We are in unprecedented times, with no frame of reference, and as we step into the second week of recommended social isolation because of the COVID-19 virus, we are all reeling from this experience. I don t know about you, but it feels like we are sharing
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
These are challenging times. We are all in this time of collective adversity. I certainly never thought we would get to where we are, but here we are. Our lives are changed right now, and will be for a while. As I sit in my living room writing this art
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
It seems that everywhere I go in the county these days I run into another young, interesting and interested person who has come back from college, university or travelling to live in the county. Or, they have chosen this area as a new beginning.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Part of the yoga and meditation tradition is about taking time to stop. Everyone needs to stop on a regular basis.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
In yoga and meditation we often talk about working with the two dimensions of our being, the form and the formless. Eckhart Tolle talks about this at length in his teachings. The form refers to our muscles, bones, organs, tendons, ligaments, blood.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Sometimes in life you do things just so you can be around certain people. Perhaps they inspire you, or are fun, or have great energy and you just enjoy their company.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jim and I were on our way home from Kingston on the weekend and as we drove north on Highway 62 he spotted a barred owl sitting in a tree.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
This article is dedicated to you. You who looks after a parent, a spouse, a child, a friend or if you are someone in need of a little cheer and inspiration. Or if you are someone who loves music or a good laugh.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Every year I post a reading goal on the book recommendation website Goodreads. It s always 50 books. I never read 50 books. I usually manage about half that, but it s nice to have a goal. However many books I read, I always have a handful that I m eager t
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The yogis have always said there are causes and conditions for everything. Some people are born naturally flexible, some are born with tight hamstrings, some inherited certain body types from their grandparents and some have injuries that have caused ...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
My friend and I went for a hike in the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Park the other day. It was yet another beautiful fall morning. The air was fresh, the sky was blue and the fall colours were still around us. Bright reds, oranges, yellows, and greys and bro
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Richard WAGAMESE (1955- 2017) was an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Northwest Ontario who is recognized as a foremost First Nations author and storyteller. I am currently reading a book of his called Embers - One Ojibway s Meditations.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
I have had the privilege of writing this column for The Echo for almost two years now. I say privilege because not everyone has a platform to say the most wonderful things about our vibrant downtown area and the village of Haliburton. Sometimes the news y
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This article comes to you from Beausoleil Island which is located a 15-minute boat ride from Honey Harbour in Georgian Bay. I ve been working at a yoga and hiking retreat this weekend and a yoga and meditation retreat last weekend.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
As I sit to write this article, I m sitting on a dock overlooking beautiful Drag Lake. I m looking after a friend s dogs, while they drop their daughter off at university.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Jim and I bought our house, overlooking The Great Green Meadow, 30 years ago. I just can t believe that much time has passed! We walked into the house, with our really lovely real estate agent Bill Kulas, and we decided within 30 seconds that we wanted it
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Someone who is living with diabetes may self-identify themselves as diabetic in order to let others know that there are certain foods they must avoid or medication they must take daily, but no one would say that being diabetic defines them fully. With add
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Last week I shared the steps I took when I determined that my substance use was out of control. I sought out help through FourCAST.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
I love good food. It is important to me on every trip and adventure that I go on. It is important to me in my everyday living. Life is just too short to eat bad food or drink bad coffee.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Alcohol is a part of our culture. One beer company s slogan, I am Canadian, became a battle cry for our national pride a number of years ago.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Bear lifts his head. He s hot. It has been a full day. So many visitors. The children on his back are restless. They ve been waiting patiently to get down and run. The Huntress is taking them swimming.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Part of my job as media and communications worker for the HKLN Drug Strategy is to help inform the public about the potential harms associated with substance use.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
I have a yoga teacher who ends his classes by saying keep practicing and keep evolving. He reminds us that we are always becoming.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The headlines scream out to us Three dead from drug overdose in Peterborough over the weekend, Cannabis edibles to be made legal in December, Ontario government increases access to alcohol.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
It is actually good for me to say that in case I have forgotten all that I have been through and how far I have come. I have spent four out of my last 19 months of continuous sobriety in medical and rehabilitation facilities to treat the disease of addict
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