A Christmas Letter, 2021

Routines. Traditions. Exercises. Commitment. These sweet concepts ground me---even the thought of them. They don't scare me or worry me about impending boredom. These words make me feel comfort. They have no bearing on my spontaneity. And I think I live a little better keeping them in mind. Below I have my second ever Christmas... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Music

I'm sitting on my couch. It's evening. I'm under a big thick blanket with my lap top on my lap. The fire place is on. Today we had the first slushy, wet, cold snowfall of the season. The song Ola Dika Sou by Giannis Poulopoulos (1968) came on my streamed Greek radio. And everything stopped.... Continue Reading →

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving was on the weekend and you know what that means---time for a gratitude post! When practicing mindfulness we're supposed to find things to focus on right now---so in my gratitude practice for Thanksgiving here's a list of 25 things I am happy for this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Sunshine. Each day was quite sunny... Continue Reading →

Summer, Thank you

Thank you for each of the 94 days that have passed since June 20 where I chased the sun, consciously and unconsciously. I spent that first day of summer, the longest day of the year, the day with the most light---I spent that day chasing the light. I drove west with Ashlee following the sun.... Continue Reading →

Graduation 2021

End of the year traditions At the end of every school year, when the kids come to pick up their report cards I take a photo of the group and then email a letter to parents congratulating them on all THEIR hard work. I think that parenting, and educating is like the lighting guy on... Continue Reading →

When Wanderlust Began

June 21st is World Music Day. This is a special day for me. The summer of 1990 my bestfriend, Cathy, and I wandered the streets of Paris on World Music Day. Music was as plentiful as wine and baguettes. The energy and vibe of this epic celebration was felt in every nook, cranny and cobble... Continue Reading →

Long Shadows

On the heels of spring time with summer right around the corner I had one singular beach day which made me I think of summer with incredible anticipation. Summer brings all those gorgeous memories from past adventures and experiences. I recalled a summertime moment when gratitude became a thing I could touch. The kindness of... Continue Reading →

Exploring Tofino

I went west. Way west. And I loved it. Another post about travel. Tofino British Columbia While everyone I know was stuffing their faces with turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and all the rest of the fixings of a great Thanksgiving meal I was on the west coast in British Columbia exploring a small bit... Continue Reading →

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