Week 22: Eyes Bigger Than Stomach

Carol was a short and spunky gal with a glass eye.  Her glasses were as thick as pop bottles.  I always appreciated her straight up nature and killer sense of humour.  It was a Christmas feast.  The room was packed and “Seconds anyone?” sounded from the kitchen.  Carol didn’t miss a beat, looked down at…

Week 21: Cracking the Casing

Are you living your dream, expressing your true identity? Or just passing time at a place of minor significance? May the armor and concrete never satisfy you again… the gold is so much more fun! Our real treasure is hidden within. The Golden Buddha     

Week 20: Three Fortune Cookies

Admittedly it has been chicken fried rice (plus hot sauce) a few times lately.  A classic salt fix. Couldn’t help but to smile at the familiarity as I cracked open my fortunes. COOKIE #1: Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson. At the heart of this… give more, get more. Hence choose being a good tipper. COOKIE #2: Law…

Week 19: Wings of Revelation

For me, knowing can be liked to a retro television… it only comes in 2 channels: things that I know — gleaned from experience, based on logical presumptions, has hope.  Outer knowing. things that I know — exist independent of experience, based on revelation, has unshakable certainty.  Inner knowing. While outer knowing can help navigate…

Week 18: The Loophole

Sometimes a heaviness comes.  A sluggish mental energy that depresses my ambition, deflates my enthusiasm.  Hangs over me like a suppressing fog.  I long to escape, often hid in the recesses of extra sleep.  It has come and gone in waves for years. Realizing that my thoughts create my reality, I must take FULL ownership…

Week 17HJ: Are You A Bystander?

Creativity and design light me up. My light turns on, mega watts. So why the guilt? I love people, fully enjoy meeting others.  Have spent years in the social services sector, being in service to others.  Gratitude.  A flickering light. Yet my gifts of creativity and design were the bystander, hid in the shadows of…

Week 17: Procrastination is a Myth

The surface… I would like to say I think things through. Perhaps not always the fastest decision maker. The cover up… Indecision alibis procrastination. Can sidestep guilt as things are “still coming”. The bottom truth… Not making a decision is still making a decision. Be honest. I am just choosing not to. Procrastination is a…

Week 16: Sandwich Grabbers

“When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work.” — Napoleon Hill Being raised a farm kid was one of the best gifts I ever received.  Hard work and I are intimately acquainted.  Dream big,…

Week 15: Running Wild

There is a tap in my mind. When turned on, creative ideas appear… I just need to listen for them.  Imagination. It is where I flourish. True reflections of myself. It is a gift of God. I’m leaving the tap open… RUNNING WILD Harmony, Peace, Prosperity, Love

Week 14: Remembering Fred

Age 4 to 14… I named every cat I owned Shoelace.  They were always tabbies, usually grey.  They were consistent and so was I.  Albeit as outdoor farm cats, they consistently disappeared.  On about cat 5, I named one Fred and he hung around.  He would lay on my belly and make my tummy aches…