Category Archives: Being Here and Now

Beyond building bridges is Becoming the bridge

     When we look at any job or profession there is always the potential to build a  bridge. The gardener. I love gardening. When my garden is in full bloom, as it is now, people pass by and if … Continue reading

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A Floating Utopia

We have been cruising on and off for the passed 5 years and every time we do I get so excited. Sure it’s fun to be going on a holiday and especially to be taken across the vast oceans to … Continue reading

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Listening to the Heart in Spirit Island

Travelling across Canada with Oren is one of the great trips of our lives. I have taken hundreds of photos from trains, coaches, on foot, walking through canyons and across bridges. But today my heart whispered not here. We travelled … Continue reading

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How Can Death Enhance Our Life?

Last month I wrote a piece about Grief.  This month I want to ask you this question. How can death enhance our life above and beyond anything else? Five weeks ago my husband had a stroke. Although there is still … Continue reading

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Grief

I watched my friend stand beside her son yesterday. Tears dragging the inexpressible grief down her drawn face as she bent her head, too heavy with loss to hold up without the chest of her beloved of over half a … Continue reading

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When We Become Complacent …..

Traditions intersect tomorrow as Jews and Christians the world over, celebrate their traditions. Many Christians will commemorate the Last Supper and the crucifixion of the Master Teacher Jesus. And many Jewish people will also come together to begin the 8-day … Continue reading

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Some Stories are Worth Repeating

In  November 2005 I went to Assisi alone. It was a long awaited pilgrimage. I wanted to connect to the energy of the beloved Saint Francis of Assisi but I also knew, as with all pilgrimages, the very thing you … Continue reading

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Who do You want to Be … when you grow up?

Do you have a Calling? Many of us remember being asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  We gave answers according to our own dreams, our parent’s dreams, our teachers ‘dreams and sometimes even our friends’ … Continue reading

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Smile and the World Smiles With You….

Recently I was waiting in a line waiting to go to the “Ladies” and the person in front of me started to sing. She was not giving us a concert or trying to show her fine voice. She just started … Continue reading

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Poles Apart- or are we?

There is a question I sometimes ask myself. I don’t like the question. More to the point I don’t like answering it. Inevitably my answer always begins with a confident “no”, but then it morphs into a ‘maybe’ and usually … Continue reading

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Love, Love, Love

The Wisdom of the Lion. Part 4 What is Wisdom? It is the integration of Knowledge with Experience. Who is the Lion? It is Me. It is You. Recently I was working with a couple and he was saying that his … Continue reading

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Follow Your Heart- Lion Wisdom part III

A transcript Tell them, to follow their heart. Thats all very well to say we must follow our heart but how do you know if you are really following your heart? I did not say you must. I said “follow … Continue reading

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Beyond Pushing……there is a world of Possibility

The Wisdom of the Lion Part 2.    “There is a great deal of pushing in our world. Most of it comes from greed, fear or anger. Lions only push their children to keep them safe. If they eat when it … Continue reading

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Why Do We Get Sick?

Why Do We Get Sick? We have all been there. Everything appears to be going well and then we wake up with a headache or sore throat, flu or back-ache. We discover we have a pain in the neck, aching … Continue reading

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Birth-day Blessing

How can it be? I can forget what I did yesterday. I can even forget why I went to the supermarket as soon as I arrive. But I remember every second of an event 35 years ago that changed my … Continue reading

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