New Beginnings: I love the start of the new year. It is full of hope and promise. That makes it an excellent time to focus on how we would like our year to flow. As we are almost an entire month in, it's also a perfect time for reflection and sharing. So here are my… Continue reading What’s Been On Your Calendar – January 2023?
This past January, I set 'Peace' as my Word of the Year (WOTY). My goal was to focus on simple ways to bring peace to others as well as to myself. So, how am I doing six months after setting this intention? Please join me in a candid review (gulp here). Reading On the top… Continue reading Word of the Year – Six-Month Review
Early last week, I packaged up three copies of The Little Book of Inner Peace (by Ashley Davies Bush) and mailed them to three different countries (including Canada). My intention was to begin a 'Travelling Ripple of Peace.' Inside each book, I affixed the following note: The Travelling Book of Inner Peace "This is the Travelling… Continue reading The Travelling Book of Inner Peace
The above question was overheard in a Vancouver Island coffee shop during a blustering snowstorm. A young female barista and a middle-aged male customer bantered how they each might spend their snowed-in weekend. This question (actually, I believe it was a statement) surprised me. I began to wonder how many others would feel the same.… Continue reading “Who Even Reads Books Anymore?”
On January 1, 2016, I sat in this exact spot in front of this same fireplace, took a deep breath, and began my first blog post. It was a New Year’s Resolution. The last one that I ever made…or at least kept. Today as I sit here, I am focussed on a ‘Word of the… Continue reading How Will You Tilt the World Toward Peace?
What what you do if you had all of the time in the world? Using the backdrop of our recent synchronistic camping adventure, Erica of Behind The Scenery, reflects brilliantly on this question. Be sure to watch her slide show with soul-inspiring music. It will immediately transport you to the calming beaches of Tofino, BC. See you there!
A Compelling, Life-changing Film
I have purchased only one documentary in my entire life.
“All The Time In The World” by filmmaker, Suzanne Crocker.
Winner of 22 Awards from around the world, including Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2014.
Ocean life at Green Point Campground, West Coast Vancouver Island, May 2021
Why Did This Story Catch My Attention?
Suzanne Crocker and her husband take their three children, ages 10, 8 and 4 to live off the grid for nine months in the Yukon wilderness.
- They live in a small cabin with no road access.
- No technology, no phone, no electricity, no watches, no internet, no running water.
- Stunning photography.
- Inspirational insights and…
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What's been on my plate recently: Vegetarian Minestrone Soup served in beautiful ceramic bowls. The soup was prepared by The Salvation Army (Parksville). The bowls were handmade and donated by The Arrowsmith Potters Guild. This was part of the Bowl of Hope To Go Virtual Fundraiser that recently took place on May 28, World Hunger… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate — Bowl of Hope To Go
It's not that easy bein' green. Shelley Creek Park, Parksville, BC. December 2020. Having to spend each day the colour of the leaves. Laburnum Road Trail, Qualicum Beach, BC, March 2021. When I think it could be nicer being red. Milner Gardens, Vancouver Island, BC. October 2020. Or yellow or gold. Walking with Freddy (who… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
One of the things that has helped keep me sane (or at least slightly more sane) during our various stages of lockdown has been connecting with friends and family virtually. Two of these digital meetups take place weekly with fellow bloggers. In both cases, we take turns kicking off a guiding question for the week,… Continue reading Six Favourite Photographs: #SundayStills Black & White Edition
When I was eleven years old, in sixth grade, friends and I entered a school talent show. We did an early version of the line dance and moved (somewhat in sync) to 'Rhythm of the Rain' by the Cascades. What do I remember about this experience? I remember that leading up to our performance, my… Continue reading Rhythm of the Rain