Thursday, September 29, 2011
You know who you are. You delight in finding just the right saying or word of support and encouragement. You have even been known to create special quotes for the special people in your life. So now the smart folks at Sugarboo Designs have taken it one step further with this terrific pad of vintage tinted lined paper and quotes that can be torn off the bottom as a keepsake. So far, it's only available in the United States, but if you're anywhere near Mill Valley, California, there's a delightful shop in the middle of town called SummerHouse. Until I get back there in person, I'm lucky to be the recipient of my friend Jane's well chosen gifts that she says have my name on them. You can say that again!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In keeping with my sensibility for celebrating randomness and synchronicity, today's post shares my current obsession with finding a working old fashioned typewriter. I will leave it at that in hopes that one of these relics will magically manifest by virtue of my having put this request out into the universe.
We are all connected. Namaste.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Today in Toronto will be held in our memories as a quintessential indian summer September day by which to compare all others..... kind of like this photo I found on Flickr Commons. A rare and inspiring find - the result of which is an 8x36 mixed media collage entitled, Love Thy Brother.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Onions also absorb bacteria. In fact, an uncooked onion is like a magnet for toxins. They can attract and grow bacteria so rapidly that it is considered unsafe to keep a portion of raw onion out, or even in a zip-lock bag for later use. If this sounds overly alarmist, perhaps these documented stories will help convince you.
To ward off the black plague many years ago, onions and garlic were placed in each room.
In 1919 when flu killed 40 million people, a doctor in a rural area learned of a farmer who had placed an unpeeled onion in a jar - one for each room. All members of his family remained healthy during this epidemic.
More recently, I read that a patient suffering from a bout of pneumonia knew about the onion theory, so tried it out. Sure enough, the onion she had placed in a jar beside her bed was blackened in the morning, and she had started to feel better.
Thanks to one of our dear Florida friends for forwarding the onion info. Thanks also to the Graphics Fairy for this awesome vintage print from an 1870'2 gardening book.
P.S. Dogs cannot metabolize onions at all, so like chocolate, keep it away from your beloved pets.
Friday, September 23, 2011
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For optimal efficiency, I hit the hills!
Oh to have this view of Georgian Bay after a 30 minute hike to the mountain top! Toronto's numerous ravines offer the next best leg workout, as does the nearest hill where you can focus on repeats and speed increases to maximize efficiency of available time. The same goes for getting your bike out and heading up the steepest hill you can find. I have an unending list of workout possibilities to suggest, but you and I both know, the best one is the one that You will do. With that in mind, your fall fitness mantra is 'OUTSIDE PLAY EACH AND EVERY DAY'.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
If photography is your creative outlet, then head straight to the Brickworks market in Toronto where
this and other random photo opps are plentiful. Have a bountiful day eh?
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Another new word for me today was Darshan.
It is the bestowal of Love, Light and Grace.
The medium through which this is done is called an 'avatar.' This individual is an incarnate of the Divine, and the silent bestowal is done without teachings, rituals or chanting. It is said that with a gaze and touch, the soul, body and mind can be penetrated with transformative results.
Mother Meera is an avatar who will be receiving and giving this gift at Darshans throughout Canada.
For more information, click here. Namaste.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Etsy shop and check it out. Namaste blog buddies.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I am touched by the request that more and more people are putting out there to pray for their family members during a time of healing or crisis. I couldn't help but observe this prayer pose as I rode my bike past the equestrian center at Sunnybrook over the Labor Day weekend. The iphone didn't do it justice, but the joy of watching horses in the paddock is never lost on me..... nor is the request to send healing thoughts to those in need. Namaste friends.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I like visiting the Brickworks farmer's market in Toronto where the sight of all the organic produce incites healthy menus and meals to celebrate the harvest.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Enjoy the ride!