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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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
I have a friend whose mother is turning 83 today and she is on her way back from her first yoga retreat in Ecuador. She absolutely loved her adventure and loved her yoga experience.
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, 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
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
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
It s the time of year again when the Rails End Gallery holds its annual Members Salon, wherein members of the gallery, who happen to be artists, get to display their works, created on a theme. This year again the theme is the elements, and the name of th
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
If I was asked to sit around a table with a group of people and debate what would be the most fun thing to do on a Saturday night in winter in Haliburton County, I would definitely argue hands down that everyone should listen to great music and maybe even
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you talk to any yogi, they will tell you that one of their favourite parts of the practice is yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be practised at the end of a regular yoga class, or it can be done on its own any time of the day. It is a practice of deep rest
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Being human is a lot of work every single day. Compared to most of the world we live with so much abundance around us and yet we all struggle. We struggle for many reasons. The loss of a loved one. Family circumstances that aren t what we expected. Our ow
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Kelly Outram is a really interesting young man. He grew up in Haliburton, the son of Cathy and Joe Outram. I met Kelly when he was a student at Stuart Baker Elementary School, my husband was a teacher at the time.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
On behalf of our 120 downtown Haliburton businesses, led by our volunteer board of management, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Each January we all think of ways to be better, whether it is mentally, physically or emotionally, or all o
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!
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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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 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 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, 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, 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
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