Celebrating Our Uniqueness By Lyn Halvorsen Most parts of the country will have had some snowfalls by the time you read this. Last week, from the cosy warmth of my living room, I starred out of my window and watched the fat, fluffy snowflakes drifting silently downwards, and I got to thinking about snow, and the beauty and individuality of every single snowflake. ‘In ice … [Read more...] about Celebrating Our Uniqueness
What it took for me to forgive. By Madeleine Black I never intended to forgive the two young men who gang-raped me when I was 13 years old. I wanted to hate them forever. As far as I was concerned they were evil, sadistic animals and I wanted someone to kidnap them, tie them up, beat them up, rape and torture them just like they had done to me for hours on end. But … [Read more...] about What it took for me to forgive
It’s very strange to look back, I hardly ever do that…I like to focus on the present moment, well, I do my best. As I look back it’s like an imprint, some key images come up and words that I have been accustomed to using to describe my past. It is difficult to write about myself, however, I will share what I feel inspired to share. Let’s see what comes up for me to … [Read more...] about Life is not dictated by the past.
Firstly, this is not a spelling mistake, secondly, they say if you need to ask the question… you already know the answer? Most of us “ask“ for advice to our nearest and most trusted friends and family, so if we become like the five people we spend most of our time with, we are hopeful they will ratify our choices and back us up that they are right? right? We have many … [Read more...] about Does my butt look big in this?
I recently attended a Djembe Drumming workshop at Wintergreen Studios, a lovely off the grid straw bale lodge with additional log cabin accommodations www.wintergreenstudios.com in Eastern Ontario, Canada. South African born and now Canadian, Kevin Fell www.hoza.ca/drumming led us through black history lessons, including his experiences in South Africa before the end of … [Read more...] about Solitude & finding words.
Setting my intention. The purpose of this project was to bring personal awareness to all the things I “say” I am grateful for. We all say we are grateful or thankful, and I wanted to have a visual representation of all those things. This idea popped into my head and I just went for it not knowing how impactful it would turn out to be. My purpose in hanging … [Read more...] about 365 days of gratitude.
A perfect day, the weather in Bend, Oregon couldn’t have been more beautiful. The trails were wide open that brisk November morning as we geared up for what was going to be a “breathtaking” adventure. The motorcycle ride was smooth as glass as I effortlessly glided across the sand. In an instant, a sudden silence in slow motion blanketed my body as a tree unforgivingly blocked … [Read more...] about How I learned to live the day I almost died.
Interviewer: Christopher M. Wright, Freelance Writer, Washington, DC Area “Please, not another boring conference. Do I have to?” If you feel this way, you should pray that Lorenzo the Visionary will turbocharge your next company or industry event, such as a conference, meeting, training, exhibit or celebration. Called the adult role model for Harry Potter, Lorenzo the … [Read more...] about Facing the future with a modern-day wizard.
The real me. By Andy Ferguson I’ve been here before, many times, looking out at the world and being so overwhelmed I’ve been reduced to tears. During those times I’ve felt so happy, so complete I could have given it all up right there and then because I knew, to the very core of my being, that THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. This is as good as it could ever get. In those moments … [Read more...] about The real me.
We all have our own reasons for seeking the life we want and dream of our ideal life but before I talk about the financial freedom part of this important article, I want to briefly share my personal story of personal and financial freedom. My why. One of my kids at 10 years old, had a mental health crisis. It had been building for a while, instigated by external factors that … [Read more...] about Embrace the joy of financial freedom.