THE WHOLE SHEBANG STARTS SEPTEMBER 5TH

Aug 13, 2022

I wanted to watch the sunset & shooting stars the other night, but the clouds wouldn't yield. 

It reminded me that even if I know what I want, it doesn't mean I can get/create/achieve/have it. It reminded me that sometimes things get in the way. Sometimes there are plans other than my own. Sometimes I need to pull back and look at things with a wider lens.

I'm not just talking about...

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THINKING ABOUT SEPTEMBER ON AUGUST 7th

Aug 06, 2022

I thought about starting off this post to you with something obvious, like - "Wow, can you believe it's already August?" or "When August hits, it means summer is already half over" or something like that. 

But I just can't. I just can't.

I know who I'm writing to. And I know you are far beyond the obvious, the drone, the sleeping version of living. 

I know you want...

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"DON'T CRY BECAUSE IT'S OVER. SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED."

Jul 16, 2022

Hey there - It's Jonni.

10 years ago today I wrote a brief email newsletter that started with: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." The words of Dr. Seuss were in my heart.

That's because on July 16th, 2012, my only child, 22-year-old Connor, was killed in a crosswalk, when a distracted driver ran a red light.

It may have been a decade ago, but it feels as though...

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AN EXTREMELY BRIEF HISTORY OF CANADA

Jul 01, 2022

Hey there. It's Jonni.

Is Canada 155 years old today? That depends on how you look at it.

It’s been 155 years since Canada formed a Confederation. But what about the hundreds of years of European history? What about the thousands of years of indigenous history? What about the millions of years of natural history?

It's all shaped Canada. And it’s been millions of years in the making....

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SUMMER'S SIGNIFICANCE: UNPREDICTABLE

Jun 19, 2022

Hey there - it's Jonni.

I feel like I've been in my greenhouse more than my office lately. It's that time of year. You should see my tomatoes shooting for the sun! I needed an antidote after binging the last season of Peaky Blinders. 

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer feels like it's taking its sweet time to get started this year. Spring has felt long and drawn out....

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DO YOU NEED A VACATION?

May 28, 2022

Hey - it's Jonni.

I fell down my share of rabbit holes this week, know what I mean? I blame Google, Siri, and my ever-growing curiosity about all things. At the end of the day, I can't say I always checked a lot off my imaginary to-do list, but I felt full, satisfied, and complete. And I slept better.

This week I also realized that June is imminent. Most people I know are thinking about a...

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WHAT I'M DRINKING THIS WEEK AND I'M POURING FOR 2

May 17, 2022

In January, I bought an old caravan.

Scratch that.

I bought a vintage Airstream, and I've been creatively nurturing her into something special for months now. Hence the lack of emails to you.

If you miss my emails and aren't following me on Instagram yet, please do. That's where I drop head-scratching bombs and light flashes every single morning. But writing up an...

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SPRING 22 FROM AN ASTROLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Mar 18, 2022

Spring officially begins on Sunday, March 20th, no matter how much sooner we want it.

Spring gives us that fresh, new, breakout feeling we all long for. It's in the air, it's in the tempo, it's in nature all around us.  

The influences of the planets are like the lyrics of a song. They provide the awareness when we don't understand why we feel the way we do. Acknowledging their...

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WHAT HAVE I BEEN PASSIONATELY TALKING ABOUT?

Mar 11, 2022

If you've been following me on Instagram the last 8 days you'll know I've been endlessly talking. I've posted my maximum allowed words every morning, and countless IG Stories. 

What have I been passionately talking about? The next level of love. Because as we all watch the events of the world, we're seeing it being created right now.

What I know is that love isn't...

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THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF RIGHT NOW

Jan 18, 2022

Have you ever been both distracted and extra focused at the same time? As though you're being pulled in two places at once?

I have, and I am now. And it's a weird, laser-sharp feeling that permeates my cerebellum 24 hours a day. (Cerebellum --> the little brain at the back of my brain that coordinates my balance.)

I have a new project, a new adventure, a new baby on the horizon. Not an...

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