Category Archives: Sources of Inspiration

Sila Sojourns

Bubbling thanks to Jill Pangman and Jennifer Berezan and all the women who journeyed with them on the recent retreat at Primrose Lake… any women searching for more depth and joy in their lives are encouraged to consider one of … Continue reading

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Mark Nepo – Book of Awakening

I went to a bookstore sale in February 2012 and treated myself to a book by Mark Nepo, thinking how much I liked some of his articles and poems. When I got home, I had a moment of shock, anger … Continue reading

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Sounds True Insights at the Edge

I am really enjoying – and being challenged by – a series of free podcasts on a range of life and spirituality topics. If you have read this far in these postings, then you have probably already discovered the audio … Continue reading

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Shambala Sun

This magazine has been a regular source of inspiration for me over the past few years and I want to thank Kristina Craig for her gift… with her usual sensitivity, she stepped outside her own worldview to offer me something … Continue reading

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Grace and Grit

In January I re-read a book that I savoured more than 20 years ago and have read small snatches of since then. It was fascinating to see how much I had changed in two decades, to experience some regret that … Continue reading

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In These Arms

I feel compelled to publicly offer thanks to Jennifer Berezan and don benedictson for crafting the beautiful CD “In These Arms.” It is wonderful as a longer meditation or for creating moments of peace in a minivan with kids, connecting … Continue reading

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an amulet

Thinking about my own sources of inspiration and what I would pass on to my kids as choices for carrying with them. Like a coin for tossing when decisions are required, I have carried the warm guidance of a quote … Continue reading

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Joanna Macy

I was privileged to be part of a workshop with Joanna and mostly Whitehorse folks at Mount Lorne Community Centre in September. (Thanks to Jill Pangman for arranging this encounter!) Joanna’s books (and life) are important guideposts as we move … Continue reading

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bring me the rhinoceros

If you are OK with letting a mother cat grip your mind in her teeth and give it a good shake as she carries you to a new place… then you will enjoy John Tarrant’s introduction to Zen koans. He … Continue reading

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Powerful Stroke of Insight

Thanks to Clare E. for sharing this with me. I found it very thought provoking and affirming, as a way of encouraging myself to trust “right brain” experiences of interconnection and also to hold out the possibility of learning to … Continue reading

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