Lightly In The World

Quote to Ponder: This came across my desk from a friend.  It is entitled, “Lightly”. Aldous Huxley was the renowned 20th-century intellectual who wrote the book, “Brave New World”, a dystopian vision of the future.  Later in his life he came to regret one thing:  how “preposterously serious” he had been when he was younger. “There are quicksands all about Continue Reading →

Careful What You Wish For

Birthday cake and candles, four-leaf clover, first star at night, turkey wishbone and Harry Potter’s magic spells are just some of the ways in which we have learned to cast our wishes and hope that magic brings them into reality.  People wish for all sorts of things – for themselves and others. Some wishes are for good things, some for Continue Reading →

Reflections and Affirmations

Summer is a time when we give ourselves permission to slow down and take a breather from the hectic pace of daily life. What a great time to just let yourself ponder, meditate and reflect upon things that might otherwise be too time-consuming to consider. Sort of like day-dreaming. When the mind is still, we have a chance to be present and open Continue Reading →

That 11:11 Thing

The subject of numerology can be quite intriguing.  There are those who maintain that numbers do have meaning and influence in our lives. There are others who are not convinced of any relationship with numbers. The generally “superstitious” numbers, such as thirteen and triple six are given an ominous meaning, while numbers such as three, seven and eight are considered Continue Reading →

The Positive Gifts of Failure

The headline in the Sunday Province paper read:  Failure isn’t such a bad thing, study reveals  (Linda Blair, January 28, 2018 p.B6).  Really?  Isn’t failure damaging to your self-esteem and sense of self-worth?  Isn’t it something that can damage you for life?  It seems that researchers have discovered that this isn’t necessarily so. Our failures can help us succeed – Continue Reading →

Myrrh and Frankincense

December is associated with many aromas: vanilla and spices in hot drinks and baking;  evergreens in boughs and trees;  sage and rosemary in dressing for turkey;  myrrh and frankincense for the Christmas story.  Most of these fragrances are familiar to us – except perhaps those aromas associated with the Christmas story. In aromatherapy, these two resin oils are incredible in Continue Reading →

Remembrance

During November, we have opportunities for Remembrance.  By definition, this is a time of acknowledging and reflecting upon the past.  People, places, pets, objects, situations from our past come forth to be acknowledged and “remembered”. The month starts with All Saints Day and the Feast of the Dead.  At this time, it is believed that the veil separating the living Continue Reading →

Inventory as a Metaphor

While attending to the usual business year-end inventory count, I was struck with how this process can be a metaphor for many things. Who knew that by counting inventory stock and reorganizing it in one’s work space, many other lessons and comparisons could be made?  It wasn’t something I went looking for, but I’m glad I found it! The process Continue Reading →