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  • Friday, February 3, 2017

    “I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 I could use some comfort for my brain right now, couldn’t you? […]

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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    “And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” ~ Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life Something I had forgotten: I can choose […]

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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell This has been a difficult lesson for me to learn in my life. I’m a planner, an organizer, the antithesis of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person. I like to visualize the outcome, plan […]

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  • Friday, January 13, 2017

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus The weather gurus said it is supposed to start warming up today. It’s currently -20C so we’ll see. This week has been horribly cold–but sunny, so that does make it easier to bear. (Says she who […]

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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017

    “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew The bone-chilling cold has returned but I’m still proclaiming the month of January to be one of my favourites of the year. Yesterday, […]

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  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    “Look not out, but within . . . Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.” ~ William Penn Some things . . . A […]

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  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” ~ May Sarton Over the past few years, the month of January has taken its place as one of my favourites of the year. Right now it’s bitterly cold outside but the sun shines brightly and the snow glitters as if sprinkled with fairy […]

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  • Friday, December 30, 2016

    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey I sit back and survey with contentment the relative sparseness in our home after the Christmas finery is put away and order is restored. Ironic, perhaps, that for me peace settles in as the season of peace […]