All my life I have loved to read. I have read a lot – for: university, work, pleasure, and simply information. Sometimes, I become obsessed, and read for hours, trying to learn everything that I can on a particular subject. In fact, I am a “hoarder” of information. I have almost 400 books and dozens of boxes of files in the closet to prove it. Continue reading Thank you Nora Ephron
When planning a vacation you are probably thinking: location, location, location! Then suddenly a pandemic hits and you’re being told to stay “home”. But after being at home with the kids for 4 months, you desperately need a break. If you live in a city, you can create a “staycation” – made up of day trips in and near the city – or include accommodation and feel like you really are a traveler. Continue reading How to Staycation in Toronto in 2020
“Red can have many meanings”, my granddaughter informed me as we drove to the skating rink. “It can stand for love and tell people that you are happy and excited or even passionate. But red can also mean anger.” Her younger sister joined the conversation, “It can also mean danger as in fire engines or stop signs.” Continue reading What Color are YOU?
By the time I finish my workout at the gym in the morning, I am craving my first cup of coffee of the day.
I pass the local coffee shop and I am tempted to stop. But instead I blissfully wander home drawn by the vision of a relaxing brew at my dining room table, while I do a crossword puzzle and listen to classical music (my Zen).
There are several reasons why I prefer a coffee at home: Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Drink Coffee at Home
If you ever wondered whether yoga is really exercise – try doing it after an injury or an extended lay-off – and you will know for sure. Every time that I do yoga, I know that I am both stretching and strengthening my muscles. But when I haven’t done it for a while, I feel it even more in my achy muscles. Continue reading The Health Benefits of Yoga
There are five primary reasons that I love going to yoga class as part of my weekly fitness regime… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Love Yoga
What is Zen? Is it a state of mind? Can we aspire to achieve it? Do we need a teacher? Continue reading Defining Zen
Karma is based on a natural law of Karma Niyama – the order of an act and a result – one of many in the Buddhist philosophy requiring no lawmaker to be involved. Karma produces an inevitable result, not in reward or punishment, but simply as a succession event. Continue reading Defining Good Karma