Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Foreign fancies

Movies have the power to transport our thoughts to a completely different dimension of reality. We laugh, we cry, we hide our face when this storybook created specifically for our entertainment asks us to show emotion. This transformation can be very powerful especially when we are in need of a laugh or a cry. Have you tried foreign films? We are instantly planted in a different country with unfamiliar cultures and yet people are exactly the same as they are in our country. We are all one yet we live on a massive planet. Who needs a plane ticket? Foreign films can feel like a mini holiday into new cities and far away country sides. Slide into a new world and don't mind the subtitles!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The afterlife

Souls dance through planet Earth, connecting, changing, growing.
Where does all that energy go when our light is turned out?
Many different religions believe in alternative paths that we take in the afterlife.
Sleeping beauty that will awake when the resurrection comes.
Heavenly gates that reunite loved ones.
A new life as a tree or whale or new baby awaits depending on how we lived our life.
So many stories, so little proof.
What are we supposed to believe?  You can believe in any afterlife you create in your mind.
The power of thought is a miraculous fuel. It can transport us somewhere else in an instant.
Let us take the time to speak with others of their beliefs and see if we can find an idea that fits our unique view of what happens when we pass on.
Recycled into the Earth.
Our body feeding the lives of plants and nurturing the lives of animals.
But the soul floats on.  To where?  How?  Or does it? Let's discuss….

Monday, 29 July 2013

The sweater

Touch my sweater.
Feel the warm fabric caress your hands.
It is woven with threads of love. 
Each strand is a loving embrace, a belly laugh, a moment of raw trust.

Every encounter with a friend, stranger or family member tells a colourful story
through the knit of my sweater.
You were a loose thread.  I kept tucking you in to make you fit, but you defiantly jutted out again,
away from me.
I must make a cut into the negative weave you continue to pull against.

You are gone.
My sweater is whole again.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Healthy chatter

Talk therapy is a wonderful way to heal. For myself, I talk to my psychologist, my loved ones, and at my group therapy sessions. When we have a blockage somewhere in our body we need to talk it through and let the pain flow out into the atmosphere where it is neutralized and taken up as energy into the environment.  Recycle those hurts within yourself. Purge the bad feelings in a safe setting with people you trust.  Maybe you have abnormal cells in your throat that pose the threat of cancer, maybe you have an eating disorder that prevents yourself from getting the nutrients you deserve, perhaps you are suffering from grief or sadness. Talk through the fear, the pain, the frustration. You might actually create deeper relationships by opening up about your health or others might even relate to your story which then creates an intimate bond. Some people even share their inner mental and physical health ponderings using an online blog.  How do you share? Who can you confide in?

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Book it

You are so worth it.  Time to treat yourself for working so hard in this crazy race called life. Even if you haven't been achieving your goals lately, it is important to still offer yourself some love and say thanks for living. Thanks for being.  I have booked a massage for next week.  Maybe you will sign up for a reiki treatment, a pedicure, or maybe a dental teeth cleaning - that can be a treat! I would love to hear how you have spoiled your wee self.

Friday, 19 July 2013

The story of ink

Tattoos tell a personal story about a unique soul sharing the planet with us. A statement of "never again" might cover up razor blade cuts from a tough depression, an ampersand might symbol a partnership between two lovers, and a tree might symbolize a daughter with the lovely name of Aspen. Each story is a personal tale of struggle, achievement and hope.  Take some time today to pull together all your courage and ask someone, maybe a stranger, about their body art. I have done this on many occasions and I always enjoyed the intimate outcome from the encounter. Do you have a tattoo?  I have a sea turtle (the Earth was created on the turtle's back) being propelled through water, the elixir of life, and the water drifts into music.  Live in harmony with nature and she will bless you with a sense of peace and wonder.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Learning lust

Learning something new can change us forever.  Inside our brilliant brain a chemical change occurs in our neurons and we are never the same.  We create new information to recall at a later date and our confidence builds just a little more. There are so many ways to learn something new.  We could read an article in a magazine, sign up for a workshop or seminar, or as they say, "google it". Could you learn something new in your job?  Write down the questions you would like answers to and when you have some down time, search for those answers by connecting with other specialists in your field.  Boom!  Learning has occured!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013


I have connected messages directly from my soul to yours along with ten thousand pairs of eyes. I have my close following friends who write to me on a daily basis and I have those who pop by once in awhile to share their peace of mind. Together we are working to put a hold on negativity and to search the corners of our life for those moments that make us glow with gratitude. Originally I had wanted to write a lot more of science but mental health was right in my face.  I knew I couldn't make a difference in the world if I wasn't first making a difference in my heart. Love thyself. Trust thyself and know that no matter where you go, you are always with you. Namaste friends.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Poem for a friend

Sunlight's rays pierce the water.
A fine mist rises from the solid mass.
This is his essence.
A baby laughs and coos.
Its happiness shakes the air and energy flows to all who listen.
This is his comedic side that only a special few can see.
A tree sways in a dance with the wind but its roots dig in.
Protecting the tree's core from bending too far.
This is his loyalty to others.
A boat sails gently only water.
Adjusting and shifting with the breeze.
This is his spirit that meanders through change fearlessly.
He is a rock.
He is hope.
He is my friend.

Have you written a poem for a friend lately?

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Game changer

Games can be fun little breaks from the everyday flow of life.  They can challenge your mind, make you laugh out loud or even give you a bit of a winning high. Board games with the family, some cribbage on the deck, carnival games or online little fun games can bring some light into your day.  If you have an addiction to playing or gambling make sure to be cautious with this challenge.  When is the last time you played a game?

Friday, 12 July 2013

Cry a little

It is good practice to flush our emotions out.  Like a detox for our soul to allow more happiness to flow inside. Crying is extremely helpful to our emotional body.  If you are like me and never really cry for any reason then pop in a sad movie and immerse yourself in the story.  Your eyes are guaranteed to get wet. Going to group sessions like alcoholics anonymous or having a private one on one conversation with a good friend in a comfortable setting can also be safe venues to showcase your sadness. What makes you cry?

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Give some presence

Giving gifts can bring with it a charge of positive electricity into our brains and for some reason makes us feel just a little bit better. Spending money is not the point of this challenge. Could you give a pair of jeans that no longer fit to the tiny person at work? Can you draw a picture of a flower for a friend who needs some cheering up? Make an extra sandwich in your lunch to share with someone else?  The smaller the gesture potentially the more meaningful it might be. I would love to hear about your random acts of kindness!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013


Connect with an animal today.  No, not your inner animal, but an actual, different species from your own. If you have a pet, take some moments to stroke their fur or scaly skin and thank them for being in your life.  Bathe, brush or trim them, make them feel special in your own way. If you don't have a pet, make a trip to the local dog park and ask owners if you can pet their canine friend or head to the pet store or animal shelter for some one on one animal connection time. These moments remind us to slow down and appreciate life for some strange reason.  We connect with another one of Earth's species and find that we have something in common, an affinity for affection and love. How do you connect with animals?

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Your loss

When a soul's light on this Earth gets turned out, we grieve the loss of their gifts, their presence. How can this world function without their laughter, their jokes, their hugs? In these times of loss we need to retrain our mind to look at the life before it was extinguished. When we remember their happy antics we allow their soul to enter this world and dance for a little while and that is a beautiful thing.  Take some time today to think back on a life you've lost in your life and try to recall happy moments that coloured this amazing tapestry known as your life.

Monday, 8 July 2013

The others

We often feel a slight repel when faced with people very different from us.  We retract our smile and keep our hands at our sides because the being in front of us showcases alternative qualities to what we generally deem as comfortable or acceptable. Step out of your comfort zone this week by offering a smile to bikers, foreign visitors and homeless humans.  A good place to go is the local pool.  There is an eclectic mix of people here.  Young and old, foreign and non-english speaking souls. Each time you connect with these people, remember that we are all made from the same general genome sequence and we are here sharing the resources of the planet as one.  One love.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Shake it up

Maybe it is time. Time to take on a new challenge.  A new goal to focus our mind's spirit on. Think of how you might want to grow.  Maybe you sign up for a photography course at the local college, maybe you enter a 5km walk/run fundraiser, perhaps you will organize a BBQ for family or friends. We are different from other species with our goals.  Their goal is survival, ours is to find a place of bliss.  We can achieve this bliss when we align our passions, our desires and connect with a new learning experience. Take your snow globe of life and shake it up a bit, what flavour will you add to the mix?

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Let in the light

We are three planets away from the brightest star, the sun. Its presence keeps life sustained on Earth.  Not too hot, not too cold, just right for species survival. Take 30 minutes out of your day today to spend in the presence of sunlight.  Let the rays and the vitamin D fill your pores with a radiant glow. Go for a walk, sun bathe (with loads of sunscreen) or eat a meal outdoors.  Is it raining out today?  Make a plan in your daytimer to do a picnic with friends in the near future.  Soleil!!

Friday, 5 July 2013

A healthy dose of chit chat

Talk therapy is extremely powerful for many people. You take the thoughts that have been festering in your mind and you bring them into the oxygen rich air to breathe and evolve into something brighter.  Something that might serve us well. It can take a lot to trust another person with our thoughts, but once we do, it's magic. Let the words flow gently out of your body to avoid the dam they might cause within your soul.  Watch the words as they flow out, how do they may you feel?  How can you learn something new from them? Not everyone is up for being a good listener so make sure to shop around before divulging too much.  When is the last time you had a healthy dose of chit chat?

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Still waters

We are often always on the go. We buy groceries, head to the gym, and go to work.  But what about some recharge time? What if we take some time to lay on the beach, sit back and read a book, call an old friend.  Just sit. Just be. Just recharge. These things don't fit into our idea of the perfect productive day but maybe we should sprinkle our busy days with tiny bouts of rest. If you need to, write "rest" into your to do list. How do you recharge?

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Check it out

I would like to challenge you to make a list this week.  I am a list junky. Record all the tasks you might have onto a sheet with four quadrants.  Write "priority important" in the top left quadrant.  Next to it write "priority, not important".  In the bottom left place "not priority, important" and "not priority, not important in the last section.  Try to complete as many of the priority tasks as possible.  To treat yourself you can complete one of the "fluffy" tasks in the bottom right corner. I use one of these sheets for my whole week at work.  I cross them off and depending on the day, I highlight them with a different colour. It helps alleviate all those floating tasks swimming through my brain and it helps me see that I am doing a good job even if I feel I haven't accomplished much that day. I would like to hear how your list making goes.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Work it out

Choose a day this week to catch up on work.  Make a list.  You can do tasks at home or work.  Weed the garden.  Sew a shirt. Book a meeting. Pay bills.  Whatever the tasks, right them down and prepare for a busy day of task completion.  Make sure to schedule some down time for afterwards.  Perhaps you will ride your bike to the ice cream shop or read the new book you bought.  Sometimes hard work can rev our engines and allow us to coast for a little while.  As we say in Canada "Just give'r".

Monday, 1 July 2013

From the heart

Choose a task today that would see you giving back to the community.  It can be as big as signing up to work at the animal shelter or it can be as simple as pulling out clothes to give to charity. Have you ever mowed a neighbour's lawn for them?  Can you imagine what that gesture would mean? When we give we step beyond the ego and enter a realm of love.  Kindness. Heart.  If you connect with balancing chakras then make sure you breath into your heart and exhale "Ahhhh" and visualize this giving that you are about to do.  Let it fill your soul.