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Lee Currie
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In one week I'll be back in the classroom - a virtual one, with one of my very favourite teachers! Cathy Zielske will be guiding the course Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life™ for 4-weeks starting on October 9th. With all of the changes in my life since I last tackled this project - and, whoot, finished it! - five YEARS ago, I thought it would be a good idea to sign up and complete this version. Fortunately, having taken plenty of Cathy Zielske guided workshops before, I knew this one would not disappoint! The only thing I am... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Embrace Life
It's taken it's sweet time, but slowly the writer in me is rising to the surface :) I can't wait to see where it takes me. Thanks for reading, Glenda :)
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Thanks Kim!
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Thanks, April. As for the Afterword, in the words of Maya Angelou, "when you know better, do better" which is to say that a ton of lessons have been learned and I do my best and my children benefit :)
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Recently I started another creative writing course held on Tuesdays in Burlington. Last week I received a note from my instructor, Brian Henry, asking me to do a "Show and Tell" piece for the class. The parameters were broad: pick something to show and then tell about it. Simple enough. Ha! I started the process at least 20 times and finally settled on this one. SHOW: TELL: The Home Key Creative Writing Class | 500 Words | 30 September 2014 I look at this small gold house key with cautious anticipation. It may be a small bit of metal with... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Embrace Life
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Cole was asked to step in and help out at orientation so he moved into boarding early - on September 1. Varsity camps started at school and Caden was thrilled to be back on the volleyball court, and by all accounts, the coach was happy to have him there. After much frustration I finally had my meeting with the doctor and all of the tests confirmed that my body is being eaten up by cortisol and my thyroid (with meds) cannot convert T4 to T3. I am now taking oodles of supplements and doing all I can to get healthy.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Embrace Life
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hello health centre. dealing with bronchitis and thrush for one. cramps and nausea for another. and warts, possible asthma and feet issues for the last. the last month has not been kind and gentle to my children. hello kundalini yoga. now on wednesdays, too! i am so happy i will be able to attend twice each week and not feel so guilty if i'm unable to make one - there will always be the other. this has been such a good practice for me. hello maintenance. this week is time for another cut & colour, waxing and a pedicure. yay!... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Embrace Life
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I am still creating memory pages (aka scrapbooking). I spent a great deal of time over the summer deciding what activities bring me joy and what I am willing to let go. Memory keeping is something I will always do, to some degree. I took a memoir course and actually thought I'd be able to do it well because of the skills honed through album making - ha! Though, through it, I did learn something different but familliar and have plans to incorporate the two in a future project. In the meantime, I have been celebrating one day each month... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Embrace Life
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WISHCASTING | 33 What do you wish to feed? I wish to feed my innate nature: I am curious. I am sensitive. I am a dreamer. I am kind. I am fiercely loyal to those loyal to me. After years of trying to keep my truth in check - I was told it was rude, emotional, distracted, needy and difficult - I am giving my innate nature free reign and I wish to make up for lost time and feed it at every opportunity. What about you? What do you wish to feed? WISHCASTING | 34 How do you wish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Embrace Life
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So, last week when I was writing my anticipation | autumn post, I had a niggling feeling that I had written one already. For the life of me I couldn't find it in my drafts folder! Until now. So here it is, part 2, which is really the original: Daily breathing and meditation. Daily walks and stretching. Daily mindful eating and compassionate self talk. Daily reading and writing. Daily creating and imagining. Daily practices of only those things that are good for me and therefore good for everyone around me. * * * * * Autumn is filled with all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Embrace Life
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dateline: oakville, ontario, canada @ 9:17pm on 22 september 2014 weather outside: a cool 12C - feeling crisp mood inside: quiet with just me and chloé at home drinking a glass of perrier, no ice eating a bowl of berries: black and blue embracing the feeling that this house is starting to feel like home enjoying the delivery of new couches from crate & barrel, delivered this morning cooking minimally. with just two of us at home there is a lot of winging it! trying to keep up with my supplement and medication schedule. an overhelming 37 pills a day!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Today is September 22nd and that means there are 100 days left in 2014. Blink. Enough time to focus on a project I've had in mind. I enjoyed participating in #100happydays earlier this summer and it did provide a focus, an ability to be mindful of the events in my days. I'd like to use the next 100 days to perhaps focus a little more on my One Little Word: GRACE. At this point of the year I am often weary of my one little word. This year I want to focus and finish leaving 2014 in a state of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Embrace Life
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dropping off one child at school in the morning is just weird! hello recipe book. i have kept putting off plans to make a recipe book. you know. waiting for perfect: the perfect template, the perfect amount of time, the perfect selection of perfect recipes. well, claire has called from school and has asked for a selection of foods that i make. so i guess i've started! hello temagami. i am sitting nervously awaiting his return. hello patience. as far as labels go, i would call myself impatient. until i realized that is no longer true. i have managed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Embrace Life
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We are just rolling into autumn like summer never happened. The leaves started to change before the kids headed back to school, so I anticipate things will be pretty cold pretty quickly around here. They've already had measurable snow out west. At my age and stage, I'm happy for the cooler weather no matter the season! We are adjusting to some big changes around here: Claire is back in Kingston, Cole is in his boarding year, Chloé elected to stay and is finding her footing and Caden has started high school! We almost totally settled in a new house, with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Just in case you feel this has turned into a "hello monday" blog, I can promise it has not! In fact, I've been working on it, in draft form, a lot. Other creative endeavours are keeping me away, too. All will be shared, at some point! In the meantime, I have: A house to sell. Plumbers to employ. Yardwork guy to find. Workshops to attend. A crazy supplement/med schedule to follow .Kids activities to manage. To shedule appointments with the doctor, dentist and orthodontist. To put a price on my Suburban. Anyone looking for a 2011 LTZ? Meals to make.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Embrace Life
Love this! I'd have to add to your list - for me - Danielle LaPorte. Certainly something to ponder. Maybe I'll have to come up with my own list :) Thanks, as always, for your inspiration!
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hello desire map workshop. throughout the book club gatherings we had a book, a workbook and a brilliant idea. that idea is now broken down into still brilliant bite-sized pieces and i am so excited to get started. in my minds eye, this is the foundation upon which i plan to build my future. hello volleyball tryouts. the town tryouts continue this week - in the meantime caden has made it onto the school jv team! i can only hope the town coach is more interesting in winning than whining. hello cough. it really is past time to say goodbye!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello new school year ahead. holy crap on a cracker the year has begun! my "baby" has entered high school. his sister is leading the way in grade 10. cole is embracing his final year - and in boarding. claire is in her second year of university. wow. quadruple wow!! hello only two in the annual photo. have i mentioned the days are long but the years are short? i am so very happy and proud and so very surprised and off balance with it all. hello university sophmore. claire has been in kingston for a while organizing the freshman... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Embrace Life
Thanks Jude - normally it's my hips that remind me :)
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Thanks Jude - normally it's my hips that remind me :)
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Thanks Stacey :)
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Indeed!!
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Thanks Monica - and Mitch :) This is just one of many wonderful days ahead!
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Thanks Cate!
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