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Growing the Light of Your Human Spirit

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Growing the Light of Your Human Spirit

The lights are growing dim and the days are growing shorter. With each passing breath, we know we’re getting older. It may sound lyrical and poetic and it is. I say it is inspiring and enlightening. Despite the long dark nights and cold winter days, let us celebrate light, in a hundred different ways. Let us celebrate growing older because it comes, hand in hand, with the joys and wonder of our friends' and loved ones birthdays and family dinners. The passing days are marked by anniversary dinners, graduations and a host of other beautiful celebrations and holidays that enrich...

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Giving Thanks - A Way of Healing in November

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Giving Thanks - A Way of Healing in November

November 2021 Inspired Living News  Article written for the South Etobicoke News November edition   Giving Thanks - A way of Healing in November Walking along one of the many river banks in the city, crunch of a multihued array of leaves underfoot, I count my blessings. Today it is easy. Some days it is not. A happy dog in tow, mature trees bend towards each other creating a lush full canopy in this golden fall. I dedicate this month to being thankful. I look to the morning light and embrace the healing light of gratefulness. 30 days of gratefulness. I...

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What Mask do you Choose?

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What Mask do you Choose?

October 2021 Inspired Living News  From the beginning of mankind, we have been known to wear a façade, a mask, to adopt a character. Throughout history, we can see, that men/women choose to don a mask to grow into their world. Would you agree or disagree? This October, we’re honouring everything Halloween, everything it represents. Not just the modern day costume and the sharing of our bounty in the form of candy and treats, but also the older, the ancient traditions of masquerades, balls, acting, the players we invite into our lives. For humanity to grow together and for our...

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Back to School for Grown Ups!

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Back to School for Grown Ups!

Article written for The South Etobicoke News Back to school is for grown-ups… September is here and so is the kids’ annual march to a brand new school year. We prepare our young ones, our children our students for greatness by setting them up in school (or maybe online? ) fully prepared: Note paper - check, pens and markers - check, calculator - check, binders and organizers - check. School books... day timers...  and so on. But, what about you? Are you ready for success? Are you still following the old fashioned, outdated belief that planning is to begin January 1...

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August is a time for Celebration & Integration

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August is a time for Celebration & Integration

Article written for The South Etobicoke News August golden sun rises and sets as our harvests, our farms, our gardens and our hearts bloom, soaked with sunshine. Liquid gold. We watch our kids play over the summer; explore our gardens as they flourish and share drinks and meals al fresco. Naturally, we arrive to a time of harvest at this time of year. August is a time of energetic abundance: nature's wisdom is in full harmony. We reap the benefits of sowing those early seeds in spring. Whether you grow your own garden or share a neighbour's patch, or support the local...

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