Spring: New Beginning, Rebirth, and Possibilities

In the northern hemisphere, this year’s Spring Equinox lands on Tuesday, March 19, 2016 (For your exact time visit: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/spring-equinox.html). The Spring Equinox represents equilibrium between winter’s cold bite and summer’s relentless heat.  As you step into the balance, you are also stepping into a time rich with possibility and fresh beginnings. As the cycle of life, death, and rebirth…

Mercy

  Edvard Munch: “Death and the Child” Most people say “When my time comes, I don’t want to be hooked up to machines! Pull the plug, just let me die!” Oh, but it is not that easy when you, as the family member, have to make the decision for your loved one. In my case,…

Memory Mash-Up

Well, it happened. I graduated with my Masters in Counseling Psychology yesterday with an amazing group of women. You would think that I would be excited about all the free time I will have now. Instead I have such a mixed bag of feelings that relaxing into leisure time just doesn’t feel quite right yet….

Kickin’ Recipes: KIOS Blog-A-Thon, Day 30

Today’s KIOS Blog-A-Thon prompt is: Share one of your favourite recipes! Tempeh is something that took me a while to really like, however Talya Lutzker’s recipe for Quick Coconut Tempeh took it over the moon for me. It’s fast (15 minutes!), easy, healthy, and oh so scrumptious. You’ll love it in a sandwiches, salads, solo…

One Sentence Saturdays: KIOS Blog-A-Thon, Day 28

Today’s KIOS Blog-A-Thon prompt is: Casting ahead to 2014, choose your word for the upcoming year.ac·tion noun \ˈak-shən\ 2013 cultivated compassionate patience, honoring silence, and allowing for observation. For 2014, I’d like the fruits of these traits to be action! There’s only a few days left, so if you’d like to participate in this Blog-A-Thon,…

Final Friday: KIOS Blog-A-Thon, Day 27

The prompt for day 27 is: Let’s share a little bit about the year that was 2013 To help, we were given the following questions. I delayed in answering these, because I see every day as a lesson. Thinking about a whole year’s worth of learning is like, whoa. But here we go… 1. What…

Ten Things in Your Fridge, KIOS Blog-A-Thon, Day 26

Today’s KIOS Blog-A-Thon promt is: What are 10 things in your fridge? I’ll spare the photos, but at this time 10 things in our fridge are: Coconut milk nog Soymilk Tofu marinading for kabobs Tamales Cooked pinto beans Veggies Pomegranate juice Coconut Juice Pineapple Juice Flour Tortillas So there it is. Nothing exciting, however, I’m reminded…

SWAP!

The Kickin’ It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon invited its participating bloggers to take part in a good old-fashioned SWAP! We were invited to create something and mail it to another participant given to us by KIOS host Jamie Ridler assigned to us. Well, this week I got mine from Dara Dines in Alberta Canada! Dara knitted…