In June, I determinedly announced that this was going to be the 'summer of Louise'. Unexpectedly in my hometown for the long summer months ahead, I was eager to spend precious time with my university aged son and daughter , take short trips to visit out of town friends, lounge in the parks at summer… Continue reading Fields of Gold
This hot hot hot July weather has insisted a slowing down of the pace of the past busy months. Leaps of Faith require rejuvenation! And I have found it with some dear old friends - namely Emerson, Whitman and, today's favourite, Thoreau. Truly, there is something quite meaningful about sitting in the cool shade of a… Continue reading Sucking out the Marrow!
Since early in the New Year I have been awoken almost every night, with terrible nightmares - vivid, violent, anger filled, not my typical sleep pattern. The final and most jarring was a couple of weeks ago. I was sitting on a moss-covered rock surrounded by a metre wide swath of water that was rushing… Continue reading Leaping Locusts!
'Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith' (Margaret Shepherd). Six months ago when the seemingly far off time of my children leaving home to pursue their big bold lives actually arrived, the exciting next phases of my big bold life were revealed. Work, life, relationships, travel... Following the paths of possibility meant giving up… Continue reading Leaps of Faith as Viable Modes of Transportation
The root of the word 'Courage' is the latin 'Cor' meaning 'heart'. Even Dorothy, in that terrifyingly unfamiliar place somewhere over the rainbow, knew that deep in the heart of the Cowardly Lion lay courage. I have been watching with wonder these past few weeks, as a collective energy of progress, decisions, outcomes has overtaken many of my friends and colleagues.… Continue reading Courage to Stand in Your Truth