Author Archives: Jovanna

Rain, rain, go away…

When rain has been coming down all night long and throughout the morning and it’s in the forecast for the foreseeable future, would you rather sing “rain, rain go away” or make a cup of tea and curl up with a book? How about a little bit of both! Let out your angst and then […]

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Indescribable Warmth

Last weekend I traveled to Nova Scotia to visit my son and attend a fashion show he was taking part in at NSCAD University where he is enrolled in art school. On the evening of the show, I was sitting in a chair that skirted the runway, watching people arrive and feeling the buzz of […]

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Walking into Spring

Early spring is a beautiful time to take a wisdom walk. A walk where you let your mind rest and open all of your senses to the natural world. Begin by setting a clear intention to witness spring and receive all of the pleasure of its beauty and any wisdom it has to offer. Choose […]

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Bring Love to the Table

This weekend I’ll be dying eggs with whoever is willing to join me around our kitchen table. I’m hoping it will include my 4-year old grandson, Linden! We’ll get out the newspaper to cover the table and gather some jars and glasses. We’ll read the instructions on the package of dye tablets and pour vinegar […]

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Come Alive!

Earlier this week, I stepped into the wild world of my favourite forest. It’s not far away from my home but during the winter months I tend to forget about it. As soon as I entered the shelter of the trees I felt as though I was returning to the comfort of a dear old […]

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Still awaiting spring…

On this dreary early spring morning gentle rain is falling on night time’s snow. I sit writing at my kitchen table accompanied by a cup of hot tea and a vase of wilting flowers. Pulling them in to take a closer look, I discover a world of wonderful has been there awaiting my notice. There’s […]

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Sweet Silence

Sweet silence. I’ve always felt an affinity for it. On weekend nights during my last year in high school, along with cruising around town looking for fun, my best friend and I would make time to stop in at a Catholic church. We both knew that the doors would be open and that no one […]

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Spring is a new beginning…

This Monday March 20th at 6:29 am EDT, marks the equinox and the first day of spring. An undeniable shift will be happening in the natural world on that particular day at that particular moment; a shift that ushers in spring a time of growing light and warmth. When I was a child, each year […]

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Are You Choosing Spring?

It’s still winter here in southern Ontario. The ground is snow covered and the nighttime temperatures are -19°C/0°F. And yet, this time of year my wellbeing depends on believing that winter will eventually come to an end. I am committed to turning my gaze toward any sign of spring. The other morning when I heard […]

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Are you feeling tired?

Are you feeling tired? Who isn’t? Most of us lead such busy lives and at this time of year many are feeling the weight of a long winter. When I received the same poem from two different friends last week it seemed like ‘help’ was giving me a tap on the shoulder so I took […]

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