Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This graphic shows the words used during the April 12 English leaders' debate.
The larger the word appears in the illustration, the more often it was spoken during the debate. (Wordle.net)
The Canadian Federal Election is coming up on May 2nd.
Remember where the roots of democracy come from.
Realize how fortunate we are (even though not a perfect system) we have the right to vote and are structured by democracy.
To ignore and not participate in this right is dismissing the beauty of this opportunity that is not available to all humans in the world.
Ignornace and inaction are not bliss in this respect.
Pull up your socks, get informed and vote on May 2nd!
"The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival"
"Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be"
-Sydney J. Harris
Democracy is a system made up and governed by the people, not puppets - the social issues matter...be an active citizen in your country...in the world...vote...because you can....
With intention & purpose always.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
My new favourite Esty shop has just launched, bannedbookdesigns!
The crafty creator behind these items is fabulous.
Keep your eye out for more to come.
She is just getting her feet wet, I have seen her inventory first hand and let me tell you...they are fun, chic and unique with a real personal touch.
I hope you enjoy her inspiring items as much as I do.
obtained via: gettyimages
Last night I was laying in my shavasna (final relaxation) pose at the end of my hot yoga class.
Right above me was the studio's skylight
Usually you are supposed to close your eyes and enter into a state of pure relaxation (some people have even been known to fall asleep)...but yesterday I decided to change it up and experience my eyes wide open staring and the beautiful blue sky with light smears of cloud.
My mind raced back to my childhood, when I would run up the hill in my elementary school yard, stretch out on the greenest patch of grass and just admire the sky and let my thoughts and daydreams take over.
I forgot how peaceful it can feel and how it can really evoke an emotion of being content.
I loved being reminded of that feeling last night
I love skylights (a must for my future house)
PS: I am currently on the hunt for a lush piece of grass for a blue sky kind of day, and I am looking forward to the experience already!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I greet my day with the appreciation of the following:
An inhale...an exhale
The ability to flutter my eyes and see the freshness a new day can bring
The stretch of my body from fingertips to toes
A sloppy kiss from my dog, a carefully executed kiss from my cat and a look of love from my other half
The comfort of a bed with cozy blankets
The security of having four walls to shelter me
The smell of fresh coffee being brewed
The sound of birds chirping
The senstation of my body slowly awakening
To take solice in the fact that life is trial and error and humanity is faulted but self-awareness and resolution can provide peace and movement.
The ability to be present, to live & love now
To memory bank yesterday, invest in today and put a deposit in for tomorrow
To think of all my loved ones with a smile and appreciation
To allow nothing to anchor me in the past but to only help shape my future.
To live with intention and purpose...to feel ALIVE.
Ice Cream Is Better With A Fork
Ice Cream Is Better With A Fork