Into the Light

I lost myself for awhile. It’s been four years since I last posted. Four years since I felt like myself. But here I am, still standing. Standing stronger and lighter and more filled with love and hope than ever. I didn’t know how much I was in the dark until I climbed back into theContinue reading “Into the Light”

Cactus on a Beach

I will go to the beach until I can no longer go to the beach. Wind, rain, cold – they don’t stop me.  Only when the snow covers the ground for the winter and makes climbing down to my favourite beach treacherous do I stop for the season. On this bright, crisp, sunny day IContinue reading “Cactus on a Beach”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 26: Stillness

Life is never truly still. Slight movements surround us, always.  There are interruptions to our meditations, sounds and distractions.  Breath means movement. While practicing using my neutral density filter, I left my camera focused on the pool for a few minutes to go help my son clean the car.  I had just tripped the shutterContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 26: Stillness”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 25: Texture

Around here, it is not unusual to see ATVs rolling by at the beach.  The expanse of shoreline and lack of crowds make it possible to travel the shoreline this way.  For a moment, the quiet of the beach might be interrupted by the passing of a driver; however, it is a moment only andContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 25: Texture”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 19: Change

The first “flowers” of spring:  dandelions. They pop up along foundations, between crevices in sidewalks, bordering curbs.  They are the first splashes of colour, and then they, too, disappear.  Seemingly overnight, they change into fluffs of white, pompoms dotting the fields.  A breeze picks up the pollen and sends it on to new destinations. ChangeContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 19: Change”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 16: Patience

Testing my Patience April is the ultimate test of patience: Shivering in spring jackets, because we can no longer stand to layer ourselves in winter wear; fingers icy because we refuse to wear gloves for even one more day; wiping snow off the car with our sleeves because, frankly, we are fed up. Watching theContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 16: Patience”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 15: Awareness

Art Everywhere There is potential for art in so many places. In the winter months (and in Northern New Brunswick, it still looks very winter-y outside my window!), I find this most challenging.  Gardens and beaches and backyards are my go-to for photography.  While there are plenty of beautiful possibilities in the snow, I muchContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 15: Awareness”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 14: Connection

Connecting the Years In my daughter’s collection of doll clothes are a few items kept from my childhood. This tiny embroidered dress is one of them; I can clearly remember dressing my own dolls in it when I was her age. I’m happy I kept it.  It somehow connects her childhood with mine, the yearsContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 14: Connection”

Mindfulness Challenge Week 13: Beauty

Beauty, Unexpected Fresh flowers are beautiful, without question. There is a certain allure that comes with age as well.  Forgotten flowers, with their papery petals and crinkled edges, are no less beautiful.  Faded hues turn sepia and thin  veins become more evident.  Their layers are compressed, holding on to the last drops of moisture, the lastContinue reading “Mindfulness Challenge Week 13: Beauty”