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Lessons from the Camino….Trust

My mother loved to get lost. It was one of her favourite things to do and she taught us to love it too. We would go out for drives on Sunday after church and at intersections, she would say right or left, wherever we wanted to go. I doubt she was ever really lost, but...

Lessons from the Camino……Surrender

Three years ago today I started my trek on the Camino de Santiago, my journey started 3 days earlier as I took 3 planes and 2 busses to get to my destination of St. John de Pied in France. As I was planning my trip many people were astonished that I would be taking...

She danced

My mom was a vibrant, kind, giving, loving, passionate sensual woman who loved to dance. Music was playing in my house constantly. She allowed room for all of her 5 children to enjoy their own kind of music. Our record player, on the same day, would host the sounds of...

No Complaints? What do you mean?

Mindful Monday….no complaints for 24 hours. What is that all about? A few weeks ago I started a No Complaints Monday challenge for people to become aware of how much they are complaining or judging throughout the day. Anytime I create a challenge it is usually...

Eyes of Wonder

The first thing I wrote in my journal this morning was “God, I am sad and weary.” Over the past few days, ultimately over the past few months, there has just been so much visceral hate. The hate stems from racism, the hate stems from the pigment in...