What I really love…

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“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~George Bernard Shaw There are big happenings in my life!  I am being swept up in a huge wave of change.  New projects, new partnerships, and new possibilities are appearing at such a rate that my head is […] Read more...

Passion, Purpose, Calling

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love It will not lead you astray” ~Rumi A few weeks ago while catching up with one of my favorite Uncles, he asked me to have a conversation with his eldest daughter, who is in her last year of high school and planning to go on to university to study actuarial science. He is concerned that this particular path of study is not one that offers plenty of employment opportunities. I don’t know anything about being an actuary, so I can’t say if this is indeed the case. […] Read more...

To cut or not to cut (my hair)… that is the question

For many months now I have been toying with the idea of cutting my hair. I’m not talking about cutting my locs a little shorter… I’m talking big-chopping my hair down to a teeny weeny Afro (TWA). I have had a number of signs recently: A few months ago a woman came into a Bikram yoga class rocking a TWA and I was oh so envious. Partly because it was super cute. Partly because of the  freedom of doing all that sweating sans hair. Big Sister recently cut her hair into a TWA. She looks gorgeous. She knows how to […] Read more...

Staying Close to the Simple Things

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A  few days ago our yoga teacher repeatedly reminded us to stay close to the simple things in our practice. These things – breath, awareness, focus –  he said, were the foundation which would enable us to push through when the work we were doing  became challenging. Today was a day full of simple things. It was my Mother’s Birthday. I had to drive 2 and half hours to a meeting today and even then I was able to stay close to the simple things.  Waking up at 4am to the stillness of early morning, when all is so quite […] Read more...

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