Ignoring Climate Change

I’m a little confused.  Frankly, I’m a lot confused.  The damaging effects of climate change are being felt the world over and if the scientists have it right – with the exception of those paid off by corporations to toe the company line (remember when smoking cigarettes was a healthy choice!?)  –  at the current rate of planetary change, we will not live to see the turn of the next century.  With the ever-increasing global temperature slated to vastly exceed that considered to be even remotely hospitable for our species by the year 2100, we are poised on the brink of human extinction.

Enter my confusion.  Why are we still talking about the Kardashians?  Why do we care who wore what or which celebrities don’t look like supermodels in their bathing suits?  Why, oh why, aren’t we talking about the most relevant Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Box

For the past week, I’ve been talking with clients and friends about the powerful Equinox and New Moon energies, and the opportunity we have to harness them by honouring completions in our lives, and opening up to new beginnings and new dreams.  We have to let go of the old and outdated, after all, to make room for the new.  Much as it’s never a bad time to dream our dreams and take steps to improve our lives, the potency of the season change, coupled with the New Moon, makes it an especially good time.  No matter how entrenched we are in a modern, technological world, we are still creatures of nature, and as such, affected by the cycles of nature.  Working with these cycles aligns us to our deeper, authentic selves…energies that are far greater than our ego-dominated, rat-race thinking would suggest. Continue reading

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Mayoral Madness

I live in Toronto, Canada.  Sound familiar?  Perhaps you’ve heard of our mayor?  Rob Ford?

I am inwardly groaning as I bring him to mind.  I am inwardly screaming at the thought that he’s running for re-election in October.  I am utterly baffled that he has any supporters left.

There was recent footage of Rob Ford – isn’t there always? – taken at a Canada Day event.  Presumably, he left the event early due to the heckling.  What I find astounding, though, were the recorded comments from his supporters, including: “Keep up the good work!”, “Good job, Mr. Ford!”, and “there’s a lot of Torontonians with him and are hoping he’s successful”.

Really?  Are we talking about the same guy? Continue reading

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Under Pressure

Georgian Bay, July 5, 2014

Georgian Bay, July 5, 2014

I’m feeling guilty about not writing on Day 4 of my 30-day writing challenge, and much as I’m not exactly thrilled to be writing now, I’m determined to not slip into the lethargy of two days of not writing; especially so early in my challenge.

In my defense, I was too busy living life yesterday, although I suppose I could have fit it in at the end of the day.  Had I not felt that much-needed sleep and startgazing were higher than writing on my priority list, I would have.  Frankly, that sounds like an excuse even to me, and thus, the nagging feeling of guilt and fear that I’ve failed at my challenge so early on. Continue reading

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City Mice & Country Mice

I’ve been thinking lately about the difference between city people and small-town people.  With respect to basic humanity, I think we’re all pretty much the same.  We want to love and be loved, feel safe and accepted, and be happy.  In terms of how we relate to different environments, though, some of our responses vary.

This has been brought to my attention over and over again as I move through life with my amazing partner, Andrew.  Andrew grew up in a small town and moved to the city four years ago.  I’ve lived in a city my whole life. Continue reading

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Changing the Channel

It never ceases to amaze me how one little shift in perspective can dramatically change the way I feel.  Yesterday, I woke up feeling restless and unsettled, and today I’m feeling inspired and empowered.

I know exactly what precipitated the change.  It was the decision to take action to ignite my creativity with this 30-day challenge, in the hopes of reconnecting with my inner power.  One short day ago I was desperately trying to regain my sense of passion and purpose and it seems to be back already.  Just by taking conscious action – taking a first step to improve my state of being – it’s already been accomplished. Continue reading

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Forcing Creativity

I decided to give myself a 30-day writing challenge, and needed a notebook to get started since I won’t always have access to a computer this month.  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the notebook I randomly picked from my shelf has a title page on which I long ago wrote: “Personal Power is the Ability to Take Action”.  Taking action is what ignited this challenge in the first place.  Life definitely works in mysterious and wonderful ways!

I decided to take action because I’ve been feeling listless these past 2 months; at loose ends. Continue reading

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