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Fresh Start

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Fresh Start

The concept of a fresh start really has two components to it. The first part is “fresh” implying a new, not stale approach, like getting a fresh start in the morning when travelling on a long journey.  The intent is that you will be rested and able to carry on and navigate the road with alertness and new gusto! The second component to a fresh start is movement. We often embark on a fresh start because we are stuck or at a stand still.  Simply stated, a fresh start refers to starting over to reach a particular destination or to attempt to...

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The Comfort of Routine

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Conversations with Myself | 0 comments

The Comfort of Routine

As eventful as the holidays are and as much as we look forward to them, by the time the middle of January rolls around we gladly welcome and embrace the comfort of our usual daily activities that form part of our life’s routine. We like, need and even start to crave routine when we don’t have it. This is because we gain comfort in the familiar. The usual goings-on provide us with a sense of grounding. The rhythm of predictability gives us the feeling of order and makes us feel in control. There is, however, a tipping point associated with...

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Gatherings

Posted by on Dec 26, 2013 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Gatherings

It is that time of year when plans are made to gather. Family and friends from near and far get together to celebrate, to connect and to create new memories. We eagerly awake these moments. Favourite traditional dishes are prepared, meals are shared and stories are told. We gather to exchange stories, to get caught up with one another. After the meal is done, the board games are won all that is left are new stories for us to reminisce on the next time we gather.  We unite to build and strengthen bonds that sustain us when we are away from...

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The Christmas Tree

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Conversations with Myself | 0 comments

The Christmas Tree

There is nothing better on a snowy night than to sit by the Christmas tree, all decorated, lit up and twinkling in the night. The reflection from the window of the lights makes it seem like there is another tree out yonder! There is something soothing and comforting about being in the presence of the tree representing rich traditions passed down through the centuries. This started me thinking about the evergreen tree and wondering about its history and how it came to be that we now have it as a main staple in our homes at Christmas. ...

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Traditions

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Traditions

            Every month is marked by a longstanding customary tradition that owns and defines the month. Retailers rally round and don’t miss the early opportunity to remind us to pay attention and get ready to conform to the norm of traditions defined by our society. From the beginning of January through to the end of December we are reminded when and what to do, according to traditional flare. Just like each month is marked with a signature tradition each season also has routines of passage. Growing up in an...

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Settling In

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Conversations with Myself | 0 comments

Settling In

After the coming and going is over and done with the only thing left to do is settle in! No more rushing about, no more looking for the next place to go, just staying put with where you are and where you have ended up! There is much to be said about hibernating and taking cover. It allows you to rest up for the journeys ahead, as it can help prepare you for the next batch of coming and going! I often wonder why humans don’t hibernate. Hiding away and sleeping through winter sounds very attractive!  But since we are not bears, we have to bear...

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Coming and Going

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Coming and Going

  Coming and Going The process of coming and going has always been a great fascination for me. No matter how I travel, whether it is by car, train, plane, boat or even on foot I notice that there are always other fellow travellers on the journey. I find myself wondering where are they all travelling to and where are they coming from. No matter what time of day, month or season, the ebb of people coming and going never stops. It is constant. “Coming” refers to what is pending, the future, what is next and what is happening soon, whereas...

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Reflections on Life

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Reflections on Life | 0 comments

Reflections on Life

Watching the suns reflection on the water makes me feel like reflecting. There is something special about the shining symmetry shimmering across the water and on the sand. I can almost feel the bouncing light. If I stand in the spot where the light from the suns reflection reaches over the water and meets the sand I feel like I am directly connected to the sun! There is a connective power in reflection that can connect us to something brighter and bigger than ourselves. Reflection also calls to attention the difference between what is versus...

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Conversations with Myself

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Conversations with Myself | 0 comments

Conversations with Myself

I often have conversations with myself. It is the chit chatter that fills my brain with random thoughts, logical and linear at times, but also circular and nonsense nattering at other times. Sometimes the conversations are on hyper drive and I’d like nothing better than to be able to shut off the banter and have some peace and quiet. Conversations with myself can ensue due to a reaction to what I have seen or what others have said. They can be about ideas, facts or social interactions with others or in reaction to my processing my own...

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