Zendoll says ....

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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Silent Sunday

Welcome to my mala bead photo shoot whereby the beads and the iPhone came perilously close to never being seen or heard from again. Mala beads are often worn around one's wrist these days, but are typically associated with the practice of meditation, or any contemplative practice  - typically non denominational.
Think about this .... a single thought evokes a feeling. Change the thought, and feelings change.
Yes, it's that simple.
Namaste lovelies.

Friday, August 29, 2014


This is a quick flashback to last weekend's blissful stay in a lakeside paradise. Just posting this photo of our visitors reminds me of the gift and shift it was to simply sit quietly and do the kind of breathing that undoes the grip that life has on us. Labour Day weekend is upon us, so wherever you may be, do your best to let go of your busy brain and life, and simply BE. Be safe, and be kind to one another.
Namaste dears.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Road Trip!

First stop on our way to the cottage .... a roadside source of spring water - fresh, cold and wet!! If you are serious about healing from illness and maximizing wellness, then start researching water! Learn about the chemistry of the water you drink every day, and if you're health is compromised, be sure your intake is adequate and pure. I shall leave it at that, but if you're curious, there is much to consider ... PH, hardness, fluoride and total disolved solids. I don't even know what I don't know, but that will get you started. Cheers dears.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Philosophy Friday

Hello lovelies,

Just a thought to leave you with as your summer winds down, and you enjoy the last days of August ....
"As we deepen our capability to feel, we expand our ability to heal.'

Monday, August 18, 2014

Enso Love

The circle shape symbolizes both enlightenment and the interconnectedness of all life..... and in my own words ..... " a circle is both empty and complete - a metaphor for the dance that is life."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Boating with my Besties

To think I used to be able to go boating and wind surfing every summer day of the week if I wanted ..... alas, that makes my one outing a year very special indeed!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Run or Dye!

During a weekend visit back to Kingston, Ontario, I was introduced to a new concept in road racing called "Run or Dye". Witness the green station - one of many along a route that covered the grounds of Fort Henry. The willingness of  hundreds of participants to be covered in a rainbow of pigments - obviously non-toxic - added to the squeals and cheers that emanated from each paint station.
Another familiar landmark, the Kingston Penitentiary, now vacated, but hauntingly real as the back drop of some sailing races finishing up at the Olympic Harbour - which incidentally is exactly where my 20 years in Kingston began during the sailing olympics in the summer of 1976. I was hired by the Ontario Government to host visiting diplomats attending events in and around the city .... I just made it sound like a real job, but I remember it quite differently, though fondly. Just one of the many fond memories I hold near and dear about all those years living by a lake that plays host to hundreds of events each year..... those were the days!