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.
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 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
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
I suggest to my yoga students, let the beauty that you love be who you are. Rumi wrote it and knew that love is stronger than hate. And being loving, cultivating love takes practice. Love has a higher vibration than hate or fear or doubt, and can be pow
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Another record and repeated year for severe spring flooding has hit parts of Canada, and our region has also suffered in its wake. Climate change is blamed by many as the culprit. Given its growing impact, we need to view climate change as not just
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
I take my seat in the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and I start to look at the program for the play that we are attending, Honk Jr. The cover art is just so creative and playful. I look at the credits and see that it was done by a student at JD
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
May is recognized internationally as Museums Month, with May 18 being International Museums Day, so we thought it would be fun to outline just a few of the many reasons that we think museums are amazing!
Sunday, May 12, 2019
In September a Washington Post article declared Want to defend democracy? Start with your public library. The American Library Association s democracy statement reads, in part: Democracies need libraries. An informed public constitutes the very foundat
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
As I sit here to write my article I look out the window and I can see that rain and freezing rain will begin shortly. I was outside a lot of yesterday and it was warm and sunny and I got attached to it. I keep believing that winter is over and the warm sp
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Jim and I had the pleasure of attending our first ever stag and doe last night in the cozy village of West Guilford. We were a wee bit hesitant to go because we weren t sure how many people we would know, but off we went. Of course we were welcomed with
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
When my daughter was born I began keeping a family journal that was about our everyday life. Art, or pieces of art were glued in. Short stories of our days were recorded. As soon as Madeline could hold a pen or crayon she contributed in her own way.