ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS, & PLATE SPINNINGS

Sep 30, 2022

I started writing three separate emails to you. I got more than halfway through each of them. And scrapped all of them. This is the process of writing. Sigh.

But it's not the process I've been living through this year. In 2022, I started multiple projects and have been comfortably spinning each one of the plates without letting any of them fall. 

Whether in my personal life or my DrJonni...

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KEEP CALM AND ENJOY FALL

Sep 16, 2022

Those of us in the northern hemisphere welcome the leaf-strewn season of fall on Thursday, September 22nd. Summer has been hot, long, and...complicated. So fall promises to be a change, a reboot, a turning of the page (or leaf, as it were). 

The influences of the planets above really do affect each one of us. That's why I have a conversation each season with my favourite karmic...

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CAUGHT BETWEEN MY 2 REALITIES + REGISTRATION FOR THE 12-WEEK COURSE ENDS ON SUNDAY THE 4TH AT NOON PDT

Sep 02, 2022

Did I ever tell you I started uni while still in Grade 12 high school? No? There's a reason why I'm telling you now then.

After the first half of Grade 12, I knew I was bound for uni, but waiting till September seemed WAY TOO LONG. I was ready NOW.

Back in the '70s, you had to have Grade 12 or equivalent to gain admission. So I knew I had to be creative.

I went to my English, Biology,...

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GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO THOSE WHO CREATE

Sep 01, 2022

Did I tell you we're adding 345 square feet to our home? Yep, as I type this, the process has begun. It won't happen overnight, but in a few months, it should (fingers crossed) be complete.

I don't believe in 'good things come to those who wait'. I believe in good things happen to those who create.

And that's why I've been creating something special for you.

I've talked about it in the...

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THE TIME AND THOUGHT YOU PUT INTO THE COURSE WILL GIFT YOU RIGHT BACK

Aug 28, 2022

I'm in abundance heaven right now. I'm looking at the 8 tomato plants in my greenhouse and it's reflecting this truth. Eight different varieties and each one is yielding more tomatoes than I know what to do with. (Mostly because I'm not a canner. )

But my tomatoes aren't the source of my feelings of abundance. As I said, they're the reflection. The distinction is noted, and it...

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WHATEVER YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT ME, IT'S NOT THE FULL STORY

Aug 20, 2022

Last week I read this quote by Alan Alda (yes, that Alan Alda). 

I knew it as truth and almost giggled as I scribbled it down and tucked it away. 

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.

...

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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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