Do you answer yes, when someone asks if you are well?

Do you answer yes, when someone asks if you are well?

In truth, I can’t remember the last time someone asked me that question. I probably get asked most often, the same question I pose as a general inquiry – ‘how are you?’ As a polite person, I know the expected

Living in stress, moving to relaxation, looking for ikigai

Living in stress, moving to relaxation, looking for ikigai

There is an interesting phenomenon of human behavior which I have witnessed with a new sense of clarity since traveling to Bali. It is not unique to this part of the world. I saw it in Baja California Sur every

Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

Safe harbours & places of refuge when life gets stormy

If you have followed any of my social channels over the past few years, it might seem as if I project a positive, upbeat attitude. Let me be clear, that is not always how I feel. I try not to

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

You know that feeling you get when you move into a new house and everything around you, the smells, the light, the physical space, are so different to what you are used to? You imagine living in this space as

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

Greater creativity promised, write 3 pages

I have looked at the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, many times in my local White Rock bookstore. I have picked it up, flipped it over and read the back summary. Then put it back on the shelf,

The curse of Taurus the bull

The curse of Taurus the bull

I don’t live by the predictions of a daily horoscope. In truth, I’ve only looked at my zodiac sign description, maybe a dozen times in my whole life. But, every time I do, some of the words are burned into

The Mediterranean diet in the wild

The Mediterranean diet in the wild

I have long since dreamed of sitting by the sea in a warm breeze, eating the foods common to the mediterranean. Greece in particular! I’ve hosted Greek pot-luck food parties back when I was in University. My first real cookbook

Stop holding your breath

Stop holding your breath

I didn’t realize I was holding my breath until I started to practice deep breathing. This was years ago, before meditation and yoga started to become so popular. Back then, I had not undergone the requisite training for having a

Birthday pondering, another year wiser?

Birthday pondering, another year wiser?

It is Spring and the birthday season is in full swing. In my family, there are a whole lot of us born around this time. It starts slow, a couple in the short days of February, bringing some sunshine into

A midlife career change in Berra-isms

A midlife career change in Berra-isms

Evidently, Berra-isms are colloquial expressions that lack logic. Many of them are just attributed to the Yankee legend Yogi Berra, even if he never actually said them. As he so perfectly put it: “I never said most of the things I