Tuesday, July 5, 2016
I am not a Buddhist but I like to learn about Buddhist practices that give me tools to live more skillfully in my life. I think we can all agree that if we have good conduct and offer good action into the world, the world is a better place ...
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The flower baskets are ordered, the banners are ready and the Haliburton Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) is set for the busiest season of the year.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
As an active member of the Canadian Decorator s Association (CDECA), and vice chair of its national board of representatives, I recently had the privilege of leading one of the association s design award competition panels. Throughout the day-long judgin
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Let s go out and about in April. I am definitely going out and about in April on my personal spring fling and with so many choices in and around the Village; it seems I will be very busy!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Everyone knows that as we age, our bodies go through a metamorphosis in step with old man time. As likely candidates, some of us may suffer from a decrease in physical strength, mobility, or ocular (eye) degeneration, to name a few. But did you know that
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Genre fiction is tricky. Just because you like murder mysteries, does that mean you will like them all? If genre fiction is produced by a literary author, does it fall into the genre?
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Survive and thrive: what makes a small town successful? Haliburton Village boasts a beautiful locale on a lake, among the lakes of the Ontario highlands. It s a meeting place, a hub, for both permanent and seasonal residents.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Q: While snowbirding in Florida we keep up to date by reading County Life online, we were wondering if we could send our design dilemma from our Florida Home to the design corner. On our front porch can we get some advice on what colour we should paint o
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Last week I was preparing to go on a four-day silent meditation retreat and two friends were coming with me. One has been before, and one was coming for his first ever silent retreat.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A number of really sweet picture books have come into the library over the past couple of weeks on the topic of love. One such book, and one that stands to cause a bit of debate among readers, is Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
As we start a new and exciting year, we turn our attention to achieving our New Year s resolutions, and with them our hopes for a safer, easier, and healthier way of life. Aside from the guilt induced exercise and dieting regimes, there is indeed one area
Saturday, December 19, 2015
I probably have told you (I ve told everyone who will listen) that one of our granddaughters, Ashley Nicole, is living and working in South Korea. She, like her grandma and grandpa did, is working as a teacher. She is teaching English to Korean children.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Once upon a dark December, a little girl had a great idea. She wanted to spend Christmas at the cottage. The cottage was a simple structure that served them well in the summer but, her parents reminded her, there would be no running water. It would be ver
Thursday, December 3, 2015
As I studied to become a certified aging in place specialist, I found myself asking the question, what would aging feel like, and how could I learn from this to better serve my clients needs?
Thursday, November 5, 2015
It s sad but true, however diligent we may be, we will never be able to stop the steady march of time. We may try to slow its approach by way of exercise, expensive spa treatments, and healthy eating habits, but can our home help us to gracefully defy the
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
This past weekend my friends and I were out for our usual Saturday morning walk with our lovely dogs. We have really fun dogs and they take us on many adventures. It was one of those beautiful fall mornings.