Tania Carriere

The Joy of Play

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The Joy of Play

by Tania Carriere
April 15, 2017

Recently I spent a few hours completely mesmerized by this funny little creature. I think it was a bird, though I am not sure. It changed shape or disappeared completely every time I got close.... Read more

Capture the moment, not the smile.

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Capture the moment, not the smile.

by Tania Carriere
March 18, 2017

I've just been to Australia, the last long weekend of summer. Families were everywhere, walking the Great Ocean Road. You know how families walk. Each one has its own rhythm, a kind of family fingerprint. Someone rushes ahead, someone drags behin... Read more

Right there at my feet.

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Right there at my feet.

by Tania Carriere
February 15, 2017

Last month I was in Israel, learning, absorbing, tasting, walking, bussing, capturing, photographing, touring… you get the gist. There was a lot of “ing” in my days. I had a list, I had an agenda and I was going to see all there was in or... Read more

Playing by the rules.

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Playing by the rules.

by Tania Carriere
November 26, 2016

This year we had a glorious fall- full of sunshine, bright blue skies and warm breezes. The leaves continued to dance on the trees well past the date that we should have been raking them into big brown compost bags. I took time to sit on the patio, under th... Read more

If you're Happy and you know it..

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If you're Happy and you know it..

by Tania Carriere
October 30, 2016

I was out for a walk and this happened. This moment of happiness. One of the happiest I have experienced to date. Not that there haven’t been other wonderful, glorious moments; I live a blessed life. You could ask me about my wedding day surrounded by... Read more

Have you ever truly been heard?

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Have you ever truly been heard?

by Tania Carriere
August 15, 2016

I can’t really explain the experience, which makes it a poor choice for a blog, but I am compelled to write about it because it leaves me with a lasting and comforting sense of being a small part of a much greater design.... Read more

The Beat of Grandfather Drum

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The Beat of Grandfather Drum

by Tania Carriere
June 26, 2016

When fabric is torn, it is so hard to mend. Recently our Canadian people stood face to face with the haunting words of our Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We, the colonizers of our country, have much to answer for. There is pain and shame in... Read more

The Gratitude of this Moment

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The Gratitude of this Moment

by Tania Carriere
May 2, 2016

“This is my gratitude achievement” she said to me, as she gave me the most radiant smile. “Achievement” seemed a bit counter intuitive to the gratitude practices that I knew so I thought perhaps I had missed something in her b... Read more

Finding the Glide

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Finding the Glide

by Tania Carriere
March 5, 2016

My brother just moved back home to Canada after 10 years in the Middle East. For a reason that escapes me, he chose to come back at the start of the year – in the dead of January. He brought his girlfriend Jenny with him, whom we were excited to meet... Read more

The abundance of enough.

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The abundance of enough.

by Tania Carriere
January 9, 2016

 I was wandering around Bali and couldn’t have been happier passing my days with no routine, no restrictions, just time to explore, experience and observe. The rice fields in Ubud are magnificent as they bend and dance in the breeze. I came upon... Read more