Wednesday, May 13, 2020
I like to hang out with people who love Haliburton. To hear about characters from the old days. To share directions to quiet trails and hidden lakes and secret fishing holes. I like listening to hunting stories and hiking stories and artist stories and lo
Monday, April 20, 2020
Like thousands of students across Ontario, our daughter was sent home from university in mid-March. With three weeks of classes still to be had, her professors were quick to organize Zoom and the learning continued. It was fascinating for Jim and I to qui
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
The world needs music and art now more than ever. We need the beauty, the inspiration, the creativity, the aliveness, the hope. We ve been physical distancing for two weeks and we are all settling into new normals. We have up days and down days. We go fro
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
In troubled times, the family cottage seems like a sanctuary. But last week Doug Ford asked people to stay away from their seasonal residences so they do not overwhelm small communities with limited resources. Wherever you are sheltering this spring, keep
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 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, 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
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.