A New Year, A New Start

Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start. Have you set any new year's resolutions? Here is my list of ten resolutions for the year: Visit 10 hot spots in Ottawa with my friend Hetal Be more like my Mom (this may take many years!) Get a job I love, [...]

Cattle Call

I received the nicest email today, from a friend Catherine in my online poetry class. It's amazing how you can feel connected with someone you've never even met. I'd initially been reluctant to take an online class since all of my in-person classes have been so amazing, but I have to say that it was [...]

A Mind of Their Own

They come uninvited; Not one by one, but All at once, each with its own agenda, shouting Over each other. That one over there Looks new, But unafraid – he has something to say. Some are urgent, frantic, while others meet under golden lights, unaware of anyone else. A few are caught in the past, [...]

First You Relax Your Toes…

I'm so excited! My all-time favourite meditation teacher, Jon Kabat-Zinn, is coming to Ottawa on Sep 21 to lead a mass meditation on Parliament Hill in honour of the UN International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"). This year's theme is TOGETHER and is focused on showing support for refugees and migrants, and to stand up [...]

What If God Was One Of Us

I'm at the Jimmy's Coffee across the street from Raju's, and I just adore this place! Three floors, mostly full of hipsters... definitely not 9-5ers. I'm sitting here with my latte and book (If Nuns Ruled the World), at the long wooden table on the second floor. I love these tables because it makes me [...]