Author Archives: Jovanna

Nature’s Jewels

Summer rain brings nature’s jewels.

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Questions Before Dark

I’ve had many “This Is Summer” moments over the past week. One of them happened as I was paddling down a slowly meandering creek and another on my first dive into my favourite swimming hole. I’d love to hear about your “This Is Summer” moments! Share yours on my Facebook Page. How do you feel […]

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As sweet as honey…

I wish you could smell this rose! It is blooming just one block from my house and I have stooped down low many a time in the past week to put my nose up to it and really take it in. Its aroma, rich like honey or a fine liqueur, is divinely inspired, I am […]

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Sweet Summer Practice

The Summer Solstice has ushered us into a time of warmth. It’s truly summer again! This warm weather only lasts a few short months here in southern Ontario. Are you ready to take it all in? Take a look at this 3-minute video with a sweet practice called “This Is Summer”. Enjoy pausing in the […]

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Do you cherish your humble and silky life?

I’ve noticed whole peony bushes in bloom around town. Mine are slowly making their way open and I can hardly wait to put my nose down in their soft petals to take a good long whiff of their aroma. Today seems to be the perfect day to share Mary Oliver’s exquisite poem called “Peonies”. Enjoy! […]

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Moon Blessing

Last night my partner Scott invited me on a full moon walk. In all of the 10 years that we have been together, he has never asked me to go on a full moon walk so I said, “Yes!” We walked on the night path that he usually takes with our dog and went places […]

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Under the Rainbow

Early last evening I glanced out my front window and I was surprised to see a rainbow with colours so vivid against a grey sky. I went outside to get a better look and stood there awed by the beauty of life on our planet Earth. Listen to this song and let yourself be carried […]

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This Green Day

Today I walked by a stream in a world of green and I saw… a carpet of green lacy green leaves underwater green a black rock framed in green a perfect resting spot covered in green And I remembered a poem by e.e. cummings that I memorized as a child. i thank You God for […]

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Nature’s Blessing

Nature saves me at some point almost every day. It saves me from rushing, overwhelm, preoccupation, dissatisfaction, criticism, unhappiness, anger, misunderstandings and on and on. The list is endless. And on days when I’m not any of those things, at the very least, the natural world uplifts me out of the ordinary. Nature stops me […]

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Instruments of Grace

At times our everyday lives can seem troubling or tiring; when listening to the news is a never ending litany of despair, accomplishing our To-Do list is an impossibility and taking action on our intentions seems thwarted by the uncertainty we feel toward change. It’s at times like these that we are desperate for some […]

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