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The Givens
Thursday, April 02, 2020      27 comments

www.michaelneill.org/tal
ks/getting-unstuck/ This link is to an old (2016 or so) and L-O-N-G video recording a conversation between Michael Neill and George Pransky about feeling stuck. And what it takes to get "unstuck... Read more
A Place in the Choir
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      31 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
-iP27eatYxE My dear sister sent me this link this morning . . . how remarkable to see people in an audience shoulder to shoulder clapping!! But the message hasn't changed -- each of us has... Read more
Why Not to Panic About The Coronavirus
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      34 comments

/www.youtube.com/watch?v
=sDBHGFDb7iY Yes, this short video by Michael Neill (link sent to me by a Sparkie friend) is something I found really useful. It won't tell you anything you don't already know. But that's... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bricolage!
Monday, March 30, 2020      29 comments

Using whatever comes to hand . . . that's one definition of this French-origin word. And yeah: very much what we're doing in so many areas of our lives right now. Experimenting with getting our work done in new and different ways wit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts SOOOOOOOOO Muddy!!
Sunday, March 29, 2020      29 comments

Yes I've always loved e e cummings' celebration of this time of the year, when it's "Just spring" and there are lots of mud-luscious puddles: in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles fa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Staying Positive?
Saturday, March 28, 2020      49 comments

Yes, I'm naturally a cheerful and optimistic person . . . annoyingly so, I've been told more than once!! So, what about "staying positive" during COVID-19? Truth is, I've decided to stop efforting and achieving and leash yanking about ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Scrubbing the Floors!!
Friday, March 27, 2020      33 comments

I was giggling a bit today at the posting of a Sparkie Friend grateful for indoor plumbing!! My grandfather's house had a backyard privy . . . up the hill on a board walk. No worries about toilet paper shortage . . . my goodness, such a ridicul... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tete a Tete!
Thursday, March 26, 2020      34 comments

These mini bunching daffodils are a variety called tete a tete -- head to head. No social distancing required!! And they bloom so cheer... Read more
The Evolution of Consciousness
Wednesday, March 25, 2020      23 comments

Since listening to Michael Neill's podcast, I've been thinking a lot about that space before thought which he identifies (and yes, fully conscious of the irony of thinking about the space before thought!!). So, says Neill rather tantalizing... Read more
The Space Before Thought
Tuesday, March 24, 2020      23 comments

Yes, that's the title of the most recent Michael Neil Caffeine for the Soul podcast. And: it's a gem. www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ He articulates in a way that was immensely clarifying for me just why the "pow... Read more
How's Day One "At Home" Going?
Monday, March 23, 2020      27 comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today told Canadians to "go home and stay home". And Ontario Premier Doug Ford added that all non-essential businesses should consider themselves closed. Both said that these "suggestions" will be enforced with leg... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts At Home
Sunday, March 22, 2020      30 comments

Do you remember all the references to "calling cards" in 18th and 19th century novels? In a time of very formal social interaction, the ladies would get dressed up and leave their cards on a silver salver perhaps at their acquaintances' ho... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts In a time of distance -- Alexander McCall Smith
Saturday, March 21, 2020      50 comments

If you've got more reading time on your hands and haven't yet discovered the prolific Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith, then a treat awaits you!! I'm a particular fan of his Sunday Philosophy Club series with the marvellous Isabel Dalhous... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mindful Workout
Friday, March 20, 2020      32 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/fitness_articles.asp?
id=2593 I really liked this Spark article . . . My morning workout (four sets of 10 push ups, sit ups, mountaineers, squats, followed by a pretty extensive per... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Behaving Well
Thursday, March 19, 2020      35 comments

Behaving well when things are going well? Not so difficult. And not particularly worthy of either external praise or heightened self-regard. Behaving well when things are not going so well? Now that's the test!!... Read more

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