Category: Mindset

Adventure is in the Air

Maybe it’s the arrival of spring on the calendar: crocuses aren’t up yet but I can visualize their yearning, stretching to reach through the soil. It could be visualizing my daughter Renee on her three-day solo hike-ski-backpack in the Laurentians. I’m rejoicing for her…

what I’ve been up to: reviving the moxie

I had a vacation in January. I didn’t escape winter to enjoy sun, sand and palm trees. I returned to my Alberta home town for a visiting-blitz with family and friends. It was lovely. I went for cold morning walks at By-the-Lake-Park : reviving…

What are you hungry for? The messy and beautiful matter of Food

I have been mulling over and digging through these thoughts a long time in writing this post: wanting to tread carefully and respectfully in sharing recommendations on a subject so personal (and challenging) as food. But here goes. Note: the previous posts in this…

Bending the Bar

In track and field competitions the high jump bar is gradually moved up for testing physical limits and aiming for greater achievements. In the process of living all of us have times – many times! – when we are challenged and feel limited by…

inspired by Nancy’s determination and courage to ‘do the dream’

A mutual friend (thank you, Janice!) introduced me to Nancy Veinot. We immediately recognized kindred spirits for hiking, activity, fun and adventure and our friendship has grown since that day in 2015. Nancy’s vibrant spirit, energy, and curiosity for LIFE continues to inspire me;…

saying good-bye, saying hello

In these last days of 2018 – checking off to-do’s, appointments and commitments – we’re close to finishing up another edition of our daytimer, calendar, online app, whatever method we use to help us stay on course. As you are starting to log information…

is your daytimer discouraging you or helping you live the life you desire

In December’s holiday season, to-do lists are probably read even more than the ‘top 10 best sellers’! But year-round we use some kind of system for scheduling appointments, making to-do lists, planning events, keeping life on track…  paper book daytimer or journal method (my favourite) online…

Tabata in the Pool, Re-Shaping my fitness story

If it is 8:30 on a Monday or Thursday morning I’m probably in the pool at a Tabata class. Two years ago I’d have said Are you kidding? Not me! My surprising turnabout compels me to encourage you – whether it’s literally putting your toes in…

If you want to change, write a new story

Would you describe your life as one with purpose, energy and joy? Or do you feel stuck in your story: missing the fulfillment of desires you were designed to experience. We all have some downer days. But maybe your story line isn’t working for you.  …

Thoughts about Aging: Re-scripting Life Might Include Dementia

This summer I had my 65th birthday. In my heart and mind I tell myself I’m somewhere around 50 years old; blessed with health; physical fitness; freedom in time and resources as compared to the earlier years of raising children and being employed; in…