Celebration

Playing by the rules.

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..

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?

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

Finding the Glide

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 space in between

The space in between

by Tania Carriere
April 4, 2015

I was out for a walk. Spring finally tempting us with her promise. She is not here yet, and they are forecasting a few more weeks of cold winds, but if I tilt my head to the sun I can feel the warmth in the rays. There is a faint bird song in the trees. Cau... Read more

Tantrums in Turquoise

Tantrums in Turquoise

by Tania Carriere
February 8, 2015

I had just walked by the church in Kilkenny, Ireland when a huge wedding party burst out onto the street; the energy was electric and the colour of the dresses even more so. Kisses, hugs, laughter, frantic photographers, restless toddlers and rowdy teenager... Read more

The Practice of Celebrating What’s Right in the World

The Practice of Celebrating What’s Right in the World

by Tania Carriere
December 15, 2014

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Rolling and bounding!

Rolling and bounding!

by Dewitt Jones
September 4, 2012

Many years ago I had to put down my dog and best friend, Strider. He’d been hit by a car and had broken his back. The vet said there was nothing he could do. “You can take him up to UC Davis,” he said, “ but even if the save him, he&... Read more

Aging as Growth

Aging as Growth

by Eric Alan
August 19, 2012

As another birthday arrives in my world, I recall a hike I took in spring, with the trilliums fading from white to purple, wearing the color with the grace of an aging lady. “When I am old I shall wear purple…” Jenny Joseph’s famed... Read more

Make Your Own Sunshine

Make Your Own Sunshine

by Dewitt Jones
August 5, 2012

My friend Dan Burrus lectures to corporations about what he calls “Future View” the idea that the vision we have for today goes a long way in determining what our world will look like. I agree, but knowing the truth of a statement and actually l... Read more