Category Archives: Inspiration

The Gift of Awareness

“The great gift of our lives is the gift of awareness,” writes Edwin Way Teale in A Walk Through the Year. How easily this awareness comes into play on an early spring morning, when new life is appearing everywhere. “Tree … Continue reading

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Nature Writer Edwin Way Teale

In the tumultuous years after I left the beloved small woods where I grew up, I moved to the city for university, fell in love, married, and had two sons. In seven years we moved seven times, briefly experiencing both … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Letter to My Husband

How do you capture a marriage of over forty years? I could start with rapture, saying my heart still leaps with pleasure when I hear Barry pull up beside our house. Joyful hugs are important too. But so is laughter. … Continue reading

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Gunda Lambton, Author and Artist, Remembered

It’s hard to believe that someone so vital and adventurous as writer friend, Gunda Lambton, could be gone from amongst us. Over her exceptionally long life of ninety-nine years, Gunda was proud to be the mother of four children, two … Continue reading

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The Great Work of Your Life

Recently, my Yoga teacher and friend, Tanya Deacove, gave me a wonderful gift when she loaned me Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life. It turns out that this is a book for all who face uncertainty about life’s … Continue reading

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