Zendoll says ....

Welcome to Zendoll Workshop where art making and musings will occasionally provide mirth and a message.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday's Mantra

I used to play the healing music of Deva Primal when I taught my yoga classes years ago, but now I am learning more about the art of chanting mantras from her. I'm not much of a chanter, though I have an appreciation and curiosity about the healing possibilities created by the vibrational frequencies that result from using the voice. It is customary to repeat a mantra 108 times - this auspicious number relates to the number of energy lines in the human body. While I'm not prepared to go this distance with my repetitions, I do love that such an intense focus on a positive word or phrase may invoke a channel of openness that in turn invites a healing opportunity.
For simplicity sake, I like to stick with the mother of all mantras, OM. They say it's like the cosmic 'yes', the universal sound of healing. The classic, OM SHANTI OM, is the mantra that is said to invoke a sense of inner peace and calm. Amen to that and namaste dear ones.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Urban Outfitters

Within walking distance from our home, there's plenty of entertainment on Yonge Street in Toronto. In addition to numerous retail establishments, great restaurants and upteen coffee shops, there's a youthful department store called Urban Outfitters. We managed not only to entertain ourselves, but we did so without spending a penny. How old am I again?

Monday, September 23, 2013


Yes, You are perfect just the way you are!
May your thoughts and self-talk send a positive message to the cells in your body.
Namaste dear ones.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Spiritual Trifecta

To live without judgement
To give without expecting
To love for  no reason

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Girls just wanna have fun! Fall is here and it's time to get out sweaters and pashminas and enjoy the the invigorating feeling of cool air on your skin. A walk in the woods, or in the neighbourhood hasn't felt this good in months. All hail the sights and fragrance of a season in change!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Silent Sunday

If you or someone you know is recovering from illness, surgery or invasive treatments of some kind, take a moment to be mindful of their journey. Send a card, make a call or simply hold them in your thoughts and prayers.

Namaste dear ones.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Life's great teachings come to us in many forms. It's been said that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear ..... I couldn't agree more. There's something about being of open heart and open mind that invites answers, learning and wisdom. As Gandhi said, "It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom." That implies that if we continue as seekers, we will constantly evolve and grow. And if we "sit loosely in the saddle of life" as Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, we will be able to nurture our development as students of life here on earth school.
This small piece will be turned into a post card and be part of my upcoming post card collection - available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Project Postcard

I finally decided to do something with my growing collection of vintage postcards and ephemera......
turn them into functional greetings using Vistaprint.ca. As many of you know, there are daily email deals for anyone who has ever used their printing services. It makes printing your own creations the viable alternative to buying greeting cards at roughly $5.00 a pop. The real trick will be to remember who has received which postcards over the years! Happy Birthday my beloveds!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Hello Lovelies,

If you are a journal keeper, and even if you're not, you can't help but feel a sense of transition as we launch into September. After a tropical long weekend, we in the Toronto region have woken up to a beautiful cool morning tinged with the faint scent of fall. For many, there will be a profound silence in the home following the chaos of recent hours, days and months. May this auspicious shift of seasons usher in a wave of creativity and productivity for all of us. I for one am ready to feel more grounded in purpose.

Monday, September 2, 2013