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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Crystal Blue Persuasion. This chi charm simply evoked the title of an old song from another era. The polka dot bead is imported glass from one of the vendors at the Toronto Bead Society's semi-annual event - something I have missed now for the second year. Probably a good idea for me to start using up my rather impressive collection of beads, baubles and silver findings anyhow. Wishing you a creative day and week, and may we all be inspired by our collections of 'this and that'.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Silent Sunday

As words go, this one is charged with layers of meaning. Spirit. Sometimes thought of as a non-quantifiable energy that is synonymous with soul, courage and vigor. While our soul has the connotation of surviving bodily death, our spirit somehow takes on a different metaphysical meaning wherein there is an afterlife to one's personality traits or character - as in that of a ghost. This little chi charm connects us with native American spirit by virtue of the sterling feather, jade and turquoise - all of which are mainstays of south west culture as well. Wearing a piece like this is a reminder to respect our elders and remember where we came from.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Take a moment today and click on the ocean gadget just to the left. Join me for a few moments at the shore and take a few deep breaths while you're there. Namaste friends.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

As I write this, many of our American friends are sitting down to their much anticipated Thanksgiving dinner. To honor this day in my own Canadian way, I have purposely stayed close to home, and chosen activities that offered an optimal opportunity to be mindful. My long swim took place under a clear blue sky and was interrupted only by the sound of birds going about their business. With the assistance of my husband and two close friends who popped in at an integral moment in the preparation of a family recipe for holiday stewed tomatoes,  I am now enjoying the heavenly aroma of said sauce- infused with plenty of cloves and cinnamon. Once cooked, we are off to celebrate the day and the blessing it is to have the support and love of good friends and family. Cheers dears!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday From Thailand

Thanks to my travelling chef friend, George Mahaffey, I am blessed with a new series of Buddha photos. Now living in Thailand, George has the opportunity to drop into any number of temples that exist throughout the various provinces on a daily basis. Buddhas and temples seem to be as plentiful there as Starbucks are here. As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, followed closely by Chanukah and Christmas in most of the rest of the world as well, I can't help but see the beauty in the daily celebration of kindness, respect and mindfulness. Adding a daily dose of gratitude makes for a life of abundance and grace.
Namaste friends.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Flash Mob Monday

If you are a fan of flash mobs and The Big Bang Theory ........ Bazinga!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lucky Monday

While 'some people may have all the luck', it bears reminding yourself of the saying, that," the harder you work, the luckier you get." I made this little Chi Charm to remind the wearer that it's also OK to ask that the benevolent forces around you conspire on your behalf to send a little good luck your way as well.
Bonne chance mes amies!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Charmed by Chopra

This chi charm is brought to you by Deepak Chopra's commitment to each of the words you see engraved on this piece. I recently signed up for his 21 day  free meditation course, and by clicking on this link -  http://chopracentermeditation.com/login - maybe you can too. I like the way he shares his view of the 'field of all possibilities'. If anyone can guide us to this field where abundance is plentiful, it's Deepak Chopra. May we all learn to manifest what it is we desire the most ...... namaste fellow seekers.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


This post is just one of many I have devoted to the observance of gratitude. Whether it's a fleeting thought or more of a practice, it is truly one of life's easier paths to transformation - if only momentary. Sometimes a moment of positive distraction is all it takes to move on from an oppressive train of thought.  This little bauble is both a gift for a friend, and a token of gratitude for that friendship. I am of course eternally grateful to all whom I consider my friends, and that of course extends to you. If you have taken a moment from your busy day to land on my humble blogspace, then I welcome you with heartfelt thanks!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sending courage, compassion, light and warmth to those in need.