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Airplanes.

I was taking my wee puppy out for a walk last night, just at dusk when all the clouds are reflecting light off of a delayed sunset. When I looked up to admire the shades of red, orange, yellow and blue I also noticed an airplane noisily cutting through the clouds. And in an instant … Continue reading Airplanes.

The Real Thing

Pretty rad to have copies of THE book in my hot little hands. I'm about to swarm the local market and get the word out there as best I can. I know my baby will be enjoyed by whomever reads her because it is true, it is honest, it is adventurous and it even has … Continue reading The Real Thing

Travelling Alone

I spent quite a while travelling by myself. It wasn't that I necessarily planned it that way to begin with. I'm sure at some stage I was afraid to do such a thing, being as I was a young, single, slender woman. I probably should have been more worried about the possibility that bad things … Continue reading Travelling Alone

Time

I have been reading a lot about the concept of time lately. It has served to help me gain a different perspective on my world and my perception of it. I took actual holiday time from work and arranged a holiday for my son and I abroad to the Pacific coast of Mexico over New … Continue reading Time

The One Life Movement ebook

I am so thankful to everyone who has sent words of encouragement and positivity my way in the last few years. I am proud and honored to be able to unleash my book- aka my written flesh and blood to anyone willing to read it. I have been inspired by all of the people I … Continue reading The One Life Movement ebook

Cuban Cigars

One of the many "jobs" I was able to try out in Cuba was rolling Cuban cigars. I spent a few days learning the trade: from the different types of tobacco plants, how soil and alkalinity can affect the finished product, how to roll, how to cut, how to smoke. I can't say I became … Continue reading Cuban Cigars

Connectivity

Meeting and making new friends is a funny thing. Not like funny, "ha ha", but every person I have met has been unique and enriching.  When I was living in Athens, Greece I quickly made friends with everyone there. Including the man standing with me in this photo. He completely took me under his wing … Continue reading Connectivity

Expectations

It is funny how we build things up in our heads sometimes to be something else altogether. I completely had the impression the Eiffel Tower was bigger than most skyscrapers in North American cities. I thought it would cut in to the cloud tops and cast a shadow over all other things far and wide … Continue reading Expectations

Appearances

The funny thing about how things appear is that it is not necessarily reflective of reality. Many people seem happy when they are not, many people look sad when they are happy. Our society tries to tell us that if we have ticked off certain boxes, then we "should be" happy or fulfilled or in … Continue reading Appearances