It’s almost Halloween!!!I absolutely LOVE this holiday.  It is so fun to see all the trick or treaters knocking at our doors.  They are filled with the spark of awe and creativity.  How authentic!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I also think it is a great time for us Adults to lighten up and play.  I …

Why build a fortress?

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot …

Your choice is waiting to be made.

Today, as promised, I share my list of MY feelings around an EXTRAORDINARY and ORDINARY LIFE. My Ordinary (uninspired) Life: CLUES that I am locked in my ordinary (uninspired) life: I am always TIRED LONELY HUNGRY FOR MORE FEELING POWERLESS INSECURE OVERLY ANGRY OR ANNOYED FILLED WITH LACK AND ALWAYS SEARCHING OUT THERE FOR SOMETHING …

AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE- REALLY???

Make it EXTRAORDINARY! So this year, I want to speak about EXTRAORDINARY LIVES. I was watching a documentary on famous people and their extraordinary lives.  How did it happen for them?  What did they do or believe?  I personally believe it starts with our own beliefs always.  We can have all the best intentions BUT …

For one day…

For one day… Don’t say or think anything negative Smile Say thank you to everyone who does something for you Use words of appreciation Acknowledge yourself for all your greatness AND Only look at the day through eyes of full potential. What would your world look like in one day- if you did this for …

Control Freak!

Part of loving yourself is being able to accept all of you.  I mean ALL!  It is when we reject part of ourselves that we become unauthentic.  All of us are a collection of dark and light.  But, from a young age we learn to judge part of ourselves as wrong, bad or even down …

Pourquoi se casser la tête?

Translation:  why break your head?  WORRY!!! Just have a look at this monkey.  Tired? Lonely? Bored? I found him hidden amongst the throngs of tourists,in a quaint village called Pezenas, in the South of France. This weary soul showed me the effects of a ‘broken head’… exhausted by worry or some dis-ease. His head lays heavily upon …

Stepping in

Moving , rolling, running, stretching Feeling free. Into the day, the night, the moment, any moment without reservation or hesitation. Letting anything, everything, all or none. Just move, glide and ride the motion. Trusting nothing, expecting anything. Being free to evolve. Riding a stream that knows no boundaries, has no rules to break or make …

More on happiness.. :)

So many of us learn to believe that we will be happy- when, or if or by! Ask yourself- Is it worth waiting to be happy?  Why not now?  Even if your life is filled with ‘hard times’ can a little happiness fill your day?  What would change if you felt happy?  Have you seen …

Looking for the magic potion.

Thank you, merci,danke u,ありがとう,hvala, gracias,спасибо,谢谢,! Doesn’t it feel good?  It does not matter where you are from, how rich or poor you are, if you are old or young it is healing!  And yes, it feels so good.  Not just to you but all involved.  Simple yet amazing! It is a gift that costs nothing. I …

“Il faut tourner… Roll Baby Roll

“Il faut tourner sept fois sa langue dans sa bouche avant de parler” Sounds foreign? It is too many! But this is not the case for my family. I lived with this expression each day at home. So what does it mean? Turn your tongue seven times in your mouth prior to speaking. Why now? …

Humbled by the crazies…

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t …

Songs to inspire you…

I was sifting through all my music today and came across so many songs.  It was so much fun just playing them.  Some reminded me of times when I was young and innocent.  Others, took me back to places of pain.  Still more brought smiles across my face.  Music has that power to pull us …

40 came today

40 came in a day.   She crept into my world before I had danced with thirty.  She was here and it was time to let her in. What did 40 look like, act like, feel like?  What the hell did she want from me?  Would I like her, want to grow old with her? …

Lessons from Nature

Today,  I had one of those exciting days.  Not out with friends, not holding my lovers hand, nor having a bubble bath.  I was doing the deadly duty of ripping out two months of over grown weeds in my yard.  That’s what I get for leaving the country for a few months.  I am not …

Surfin for Love

There are days when you just don’t feel good.  This was one of them.  I had a wicked headache and just hurt everywhere.  I also really am aware that I miss my boyfriend and his girls, who live on the other side of the world.   (if any of you have a long distance relationship please …

Is it so? If so.. so what now?

Is it so? The other day, I heard someone get  very upset because she was cut from an interview process.  She immediately went into the shaming and self-loathing stance. Here is what it sounded like: I am not good enough. They probably had another candidate in mind. I suck at interviews. I will never find …

Let’s look inside and feel!

“What does it mean to know and experience my own nothingness? It is not enough to turn away in disgust from my illusions and faults and mistakes, to separate myself from them as if they were not, and as if I were someone other than myself. This kind of self-annihilation is only a worse illusion, …

EXCUSES,EXCUSES,EXCUSES!

So, some of you might have noticed that I dropped off the face of the world.  Well at least off this blog.  I believe, I was and am still kickin very well! So here I am. I sat here thinking;  What do I write? What do I say and how do I explain my absence? …

What labels do you wear?

What labels do you wear? Many years ago, I was an elementary school teacher.  I taught a wonderful class of second graders.  Each day, I felt inspired and truly loved my work. In this particular class, I had a student named Jan.  He came from a family of 8 children.  To say the least, his …

A lazy summer day to find inspiration!

  “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” J.K Rowling In the last few days, I have been in my own world… relaxing and being totally lazy!  Lazy is a word I secretly hate and often project onto others.  Heck, NOT me!  But,  I can be a lazy …

Imperfectly loved

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen This quote I saw on my daughter’s blog.  Decided to share it here. I am curious —  Gentlemen:   What do you look for in a person you love? Ladies:  What do you look for …

Just what the doctor ordered: A day of nothing but rest!

I was very sick yesterday!  A hospital visit was the result.    Thanks to all the doctors, nurses and especially  my boyfriend who took good care of me. Some believe – what you resist persists!  I was really resisting the pain.   It went on and on… and finally the result was my boyfriend dragging …

I think, I think too much!

Many, many years ago… too many to say, I dated a boy named Don.  He lived about 200 km away from me in Canada.  We talked lots on the phone, wrote letters and saw each other on occasion.  I worried about lots!   What is he doing when I am not there?  Will we last? …

What makes a good dinner?

Last night, I had a fabulous dinner with three courses and desert, some good wine and delightful conversation.   Such a romantic evening! Here in France, dinner is typically not served until later in the evening; it is very common to eat around 8 or even 9 pm.  In North America,  that would be consider …

PLAYTIME: Time to be free!

Do you remember being a little girl or boy? Playing in the sandbox, riding your bike full force down an enormous hill, climbing a tree… blowing bubbles out of your nose! Yes, you know you have done it all. I have! I used to climb a big, old tree out in the front yard.  I …

France here I come

I am busy packing up my luggage for a long trip to France!  if you could see my room, you would laugh.  Clothes, shoes, books and general stuff strewn all over the place.  I am like a little girl excited about my big adventure.  What to take?  What to leave behind? Next week, I will …

Shadow on the Wall

France is sexy and very proud of it.  It is a country where flirting, public signs of affection and seduction is la recette du jour! But recently, things changed.  Our media and theirs has been flooded with images of a powerful public figure who has been arrested for allegedly  trying to rape a woman.  Dominique Strauss-Kahn known …

Fear – DON”T BUG ME!

So this morning I was attacked by a bug!  Well not exactly attacked but this nasty bug with creepy legs crawled across my bathroom counter.  Now seriously, I never gave him permission.  He was not invited and heck was not paying me any rent to be there.   I screamed and swatted it out of …

Being Human

Rumi was a Sufi poet (Sufism is an Islamic Mysticism) who lived in the 1200’s. He is  a Spiritual Poet. Sufis doctrine is  to experience the spiritual in the present. I first read “The Essential Rumi” when I was in a very low part of my life.  My dear friend Daly De Gagne recommended it …

Don’t Worry Be Happy

The day was gray, the weather the pits and I had to go pay a bill.  Not exactly the most exciting or happy things to focus on.  But, life has commitments and little surprises too.  Then while driving, I heard the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”  by Bobby McFerrin.     I am serious- it is …

Well Deserved Rest

Just sending a very brief Hello!  I have been extremely busy being mom!  My daughter Lauren came in from Boston. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and my son Brennen.  We did so much and also laughed lots.   I did miss seeing my daughter Brianne.  She is in Canada.  I send …

STOP… No change please!

Our lives are moving so fast… this is an age of immense change!  We want it… yet FEAR it too.  Holding onto that fear can be paralyzing.  Have you ever experienced that?  What do you do to move past it? I often give my fear a voice… listen to it… is it fear of failure, …

Sanctuary

Last year I attended a workshop called Come Alive at Haven P.D. Seminars in British Columbia, Canada.  It was my second time doing it.  NO, not because I didn’t get it the first time but because I wanted to dive deeper to learn more about others, authentic being and myself.  The teachers there are truly masters. …