Soul’s Journey

Cory

Cory Stananought:  February 8, 1983 – April 7, 2014 Cory was my cousin.  Being almost 20 years older, I remember him as an adorable, little boy, always smiling, high energy, impish.  I know he had some troubles along the way, some issues as a teenager but many of us have to overcome growing pains…  and he…

Ten Tips for Living a “Happy” Life

What is “happy” and is it really attainable? In this age of fast-paced, information overload, what do we really want from life? I believe we want what people have always wanted. We want to be happy. We want to love and contribute to others. We want to be loved. We want to think we’re making…

The “Desiderata”

This famous piece of prose insinuated itself into my psyche at an early age.  At our cottage in Huntsville, my parents hung the “Desiderata” on the wall of the main floor washroom.  So everytime I sat on the toilet as an impressionable young girl on our weekends away, I would read it and try to…

Be Kind to Yourself

Too often, we are our own worst critics and we move through life feeling as if we are not doing all we ‘should’ be doing.  Susan contributed these reflections triggered after observing this trend in a couple of forty-something accomplished individuals who were struggling. Thought for today, by Mark  Nepo:  ‘The glassblower knows:  while in…

Why are we here?

This question has been asked since mankind reached consciousness and it has certainly driven me forward in my life quest, in searching for meaning in life.   I think many people, regardless of religious tradition or beliefs, will generally agree that our basic goals should be to make a difference in this world and to contribute…