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Lee Currie
mother | friend | writer | photographer | observer | listener | entrepreneur | introvert | artist | designer | storyteller | explorer | volunteer | cheerleader | foodie | investor | researcher | optimist | curator
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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 18 hours 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 4 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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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I turn 50 today. If I could have predicted what life would be like at 50 when I was 25, 35 or even 45, my current experience is not what I would have imagined, not in my wildest dreams. It is so much better than anything I could have ever considered. Truth. You don't know what you don't know. 50 may seem like a big number and I suppose it is. Most days I don't really feel much older than I did when I was 20! Then again there are those other days I feel much older. When I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I am a collector of books - many books! I put so many books on shelves in our new house - and we had to purchase even more bookshelves for the overflow. I have read most of them, but in some cases I can't tell you any of the specifics found in them, except for a few absolute favourites. Most often I choose books to read by author, there are some authors who are, to me, "must read" and happily some of them have books being released in the next few months! I am hoping to put the magazines away... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello tiff. i may not actually go sit in a theatre, but i enjoy movies and thoroughly enjoy the early reviews that come from tiff! i think we'll pop some corn and spend tiff (september 4 - 14) watching the people's choice winning films from the past. hello traffic. i know if i need to head to toronto for anything in the next couple of weeks i'll be taking public transit. hello birthday lunch. i'm looking forward to lunch with my dad. hello treadclimber. i've been thinking of buying this for a couple of years and had no space. now... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Indicative of my summer: on the road. From this point on the 400, I know it's about 35 minutes to home! Lots of movies were watched while we enjoyed a wet start to the month in Cape Cod: The Great Gatsby (1974), Mean Girls and The Help were all fabulous. (I am not a movie theatre person so often I wait forever to see a movie - I'm thinking I should change that.) I don't know if I can wait another year for Captain Parker's clam chowder! The drive from Cape Cod was uneventful and we got over the border... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Embrace Life
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So many choices for this prompt! I wanted something to represent fullness, my wholeheartedness of this moment and of many moments. What do I love right now? My PRACTICE. I love my newfound daily life where I eat well, love well, write well, create well and practice meditation, Pilates, walking and conscious self-care. In essence, my life. I love my life and all that I've carefully curated to contain within. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Embrace Life
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A basket full of socks is about as soft as it gets around here right now. Lots of prepare-for-school laundry being done: washed, dried, folded and put away. At least socks, though tedious, can be fun. Especially when you shout "TWO POINTS" for every pair that makes it into the basket! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Susannah Conway is again hosting this community project - simply take a photograph every day for the whole month of August. Live inside each moment and pay attention to what is around you. <<< Click on the button and to go to her page and see the list... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Embrace Life