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Welcome Joy!

Welcome Joy!

Welcome joy!  What a lovely phrase… it makes my heart open and sing. Over the past several years I have been paying attention to my tendency to judge, be judgemental… toward myself, toward others.   I’ve written about this, felt into it…and am beginning to notice, with gratitude, that it seems to be softening, fading…  One of the fruits of this work is...
Send Love Ahead

Send Love Ahead

When I saw a suggestion that we “send love ahead” to our day, it caught my attention.  (It was in Daily Om, a mailing which I really enjoy. Check it out!)  Send love ahead.  What might that mean, I wondered?  Now, I have various rituals I choose among as I drift off to sleep: a metta...
I Will Lie Dying

I Will Lie Dying

I will lie dying… unless “I get run over by a bus”, as my mom used to say…i.e, unless my life ends with something accidental/sudden… Likely though, I will lie dying, and I am musing with you about what this has brought up for me.  We’re in this together, for  better or for worse, through thick and...
Let Us All Give Thanks!

Let Us All Give Thanks!

Thanksgiving in Canada comes in October, at a time where there are still Farmers Markets, pumpkins growing in the fields, leaves still on many trees, glowing with glorious color. Often there is crisp, clear air, stunning sunny days,,,moderate temperatures, and the rain hasn’t set in yet. All the above is true this year, and in...
Watch for Mud!

Watch for Mud!

Watch for mud!  A couple of weeks ago I was rollerblading around our glorious Stanley Park.  It was sure to be the last blade for the fall, because there had been wind and wild weather and I expected there would be some leaves and sticks down, and, indeed, this was true. Parts of the trail...