Here's something you may not know. I've never been very woo-woo.
I know, I know. I spent mega-years as a past-life regression therapist in Vancouver. I held regular groups and did thousands and thousands of one-on-ones with lots of woo-woo people. And plenty who weren't.
As a trained transpersonal psychotherapist (yes, that's 9+ years in university), I found that doing regression work was the...
Yesterday, the gal who likes to flirt with me at my local coffee shop asked me what my favourite pie was. What a tease.
I gave her a look like someone who was blowing a mental fuse. Favourite? Pie? Not possible.
Everyone loves pie and I'm no exception. Lush fruit pies, heavenly cream pies, hit-the-spot savoury pies - I have no favourites unless I can say that they're all my favourites.
So...I used to be a fruitaholic.
I *am* a fruitaholic. But I'm in recovery. Most days.
But like any 'holic, I would tell you that it's not my fault, and then I'd tell you why.
I grew up surrounded by huge dark sweet cherry trees. We had 4 majestic ones in our front yard. We also had 102 pie cherry trees in 'the back 40'. I know. I counted them one day. Cherry pies were the first...
My son, Connor learned to drive stick by watched YouTube videos. He was 16 and obsessed with buying his first car. And then he saw his dream car. Online.
It was a '51 MG Replica with a '69 VW Beetle chassis. 1500cc 4-speed manual. He paid $5600 for it. Cash. He'd been saving all his life. Most of the money was $20s and $5s. I watched him count it out to the owner. He was gleeful to make the...
I grew up in the era of hand me downs, leftovers, and sharing a bed with my sister. A single bed. There were 2 single beds with 4 girls in one bedroom.
We had one bathroom for 6 of us. One phone that we shared with 6 other households. A party line they called it.
We weren't poor. That was country-normal in the '60s. And we didn't know any different and we didn't expect any different.
But if I...
My back tire blew as I was driving over the Granville Street bridge in rush-hour traffic.
It wasn't a slow leak. It was a loud and sudden jolt and swerve. Thankfully, no one was hurt.
This happened more than a few years ago when I lived in Vancouver, but it’s a memory that will always stick with me.
I hobbled to the far lane and limped off the bridge with my blown tire sort of intact....
I didn't get my driver's licence until I was 27.
I woke up one morning and suddenly knew I was gonna need it. I didn't know why. But I knew I needed to book a driver's road test as soon as possible.
It felt urgent.
I had a learner's permit in my wallet. It was getting ready to expire. So I booked the driver's test for the following Saturday.
I didn't have a car so I asked a friend to rent one...
Well, we made it to winter in this strangest of years. We’re still holding our breath and we’re still looking for the horizon. So I’m going to suggest we look up at the planets to see how they play into it all.
The planets are the horizon of choice right now. The upcoming planetary movements and their influences in our lives give us insight and guidance so we can deepen...
23 years ago, the channelled energy of Sage suggested I hold my first in-person group. They said I would bring through the energy. I wasn’t so sure. But I trusted Sage and the energy of spirit, so I held my first group.
It was September. I held another one in October and each month after that. And the energy started to flow. The love was deep for me, but I didn’t know how to open...
When the leaves fall, I think of running. I used to run 4 km every day. In the morning. On a track.
I was a student at SFU back then, doing my undergrad work. I lived on campus, worked part-time on campus, and ran.
There were a few of us who hit the track every morning at dawn. We wanted to get ahead of the day before the world woke up. The sun came up later and later the further we got into...