Month: October 2015

  • Book of Hours Workshop…FAQs

    If you have been following along here for the past 6 months, you might not need to read this.  However, I have had more and more questions about this Book of Hours business.  I have had trouble explaining it.  You know when you are so close to something that you can describe the feeling of being […]

  • project gratitude: day thirty-three.

    I am grateful for my rice cooker. As we continue to tidy/declutter our last room of the house, the kitchen, I thought that it would be difficult to find kitchen items that would bring me enough joy that I would have to keep.  But I was wrong. This rice cooker was one of them. This is […]

  • project gratitude: day thirty-two.

    Today is Thanksgiving. I have spent the last 32 days focusing my writing and my awareness on gratitude.  I have looked around me.  I have watched my life in rewind, slow motion, and at full speed.  I have paid attention to everything in my world.  But there is one thing at the centre of it all […]

  • project gratitude: day thirty-one.

    I am grateful for craving and its deeper parent emotion – longing. For the last 30 days, I have cut out food that could be inflammatory to my system: sugar, caffeine, alcohol, grains, dairy, nuts, legumes, eggs, nightshade vegetables, and most fruits.  I lived on herbal teas then decaf coffee, kale citrus juices, meat, fish, […]

  • project gratitude: day thirty.

    I am grateful for redefining strength. I have taken a little hiatus off of my strength training, focusing on my alignment and balance (and having fun!) doing Original Strength resets including long walks, pilates classes taught by my friend Lara, dance classes with my friend Lynn, and yoga from a local in-home studio.  I had also been […]

  • project gratitude: twenty-nine.

    I am grateful for my rocky relationship with time. This morning, we were all in the getting ready for our day.  My kids help cook breakfast, juice veggies, pack up snacks and make lunch when we are out for the day.  We jostle in the kitchen, elbows piercing sides, hips bouncing off of each other and […]

  • project gratitude: twenty-eight.

    I am grateful that I am fine when my husband is away on business trips. My husband is probably sitting in his hotel room feeling a little slighted reading this right now but he shouldn’t.  I love him more than I ever have especially because I can be happy and fulfilled even if he is […]

  • project gratitude: day twenty-seven.

    (This is a drawing I copied from the Adam Gidwitz book…see below.) I am grateful for Star Wars. If you have been following my blog and reading my homeschooling posts, you know that our lessons are waldorf-inspired.  For the last five years, autumn was a time to make seasonal crafts, tell stories about the animals […]

  • project gratitude: day twenty-six.

    My Book of Hours entry DOES have a quote written at the bottom of the right page. To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time. – Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others I am grateful for Week 4. I have blogged about Week 4 in the past.  I wrote […]

  • project gratitude: day twenty-five.

    I am grateful for being ok with wanting things. For awhile, I wanted a lot of stuff.  I shopped.  I shopped for myself, my home, and my little one.  Every time my paycheque came in, I went shopping. I wasn’t conscious about what I was buying.  It was an instant gratification type of experience.  Sales […]