Mind Vacation – Engage Blog

Mind Vacation – Engage Blog

As the ides of April drag on – with a blizzard yesterday morning and endless puddles of thawing mud – I am experiencing the highs and lows assigned by my consciousness. I am uncomfortably aware of the connection between my ears and the stress centre in my brain. And...
Life on the Farm – Energize Blog

Life on the Farm – Energize Blog

As I have mentioned in the past, April is my least favourite month. Typically, it signals the end of winter, with minimal signs of warm weather and pretty gardens. Only grey hoping desperately to become green and endless mud. As I own two dogs this month heralds eight...
Mind Games – Energize Blog

Mind Games – Energize Blog

A few weeks ago my daughter suggested that we all start the latest daily word game. Promising easy access on a cell phone and no mandatory subscription, password, or app installation, it felt like a reasonable commitment. And with the simple rule of six attempts to...
Family Ties – Energize Blog

Family Ties – Energize Blog

I am watching with envy and trepidation as my baby boomer clan, one by one, add grandparent to their list of achievements. Their children, launched from an abundant upbringing, now with homes and careers, are hatching babies and building families. The profile of Nana...
Mantra 2022 – Energize Blog

Mantra 2022 – Energize Blog

Monday mornings are generally set aside for me to putter and ponder. That means walking through the house and picking up and putting away. Maybe throwing in some laundry, though electricity is more expensive during the day. My spouse will silently wish that I would...
Mind & Body – Energize Blog

Mind & Body – Energize Blog

I am unpacking from the past weekend. I was fortunate to attend a two-day yoga and meditation retreat, led by two gifted female gurus. They guided our small group of six women and one man through yoga sessions, focused meditations, lessons on safe and proper poses and...