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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...

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...

Learning to Love yourself

  Learning to love yourself…..what does that even mean?  It is tossed around in quotes, on TED talks, in self-improvement books but do we really have any clue as to what it means? Did we ever love ourselves? Did we ever think we were perfectly fine the way...

Park Bench Project

Who would you like to sit with on this park bench? I am not the first to ask this question and I definitely will not be the last. Some people look at this park bench and think they would like to talk to a world leader, a movie star or a loved one who has passed on. We...