I was trying to be SuperMom and SuperDirector and SuperKaren, only to end up SuperSick.
Yesterday was my last day at work for an organization I’d been with for more than 30 years. I’d counted down to that day for a long time, not wanting to wish time away but eager to move into a phase of my life where I’d have more time. I had charts and checkboxes listingContinue reading “Freedom 55”
After almost two years of rarely leaving my house (okay, neighbourhood), I am making it official: 2022 will be my year of adventure.
I not only struggle to know what day (or year) it is, I also wonder what time I should be counting: Am I counting down? Counting up?
Past Karen was intimidating the heck out of Present Karen, so I found a few ways to get over that. Plus there’s photos of cute kids and cats.
I was feeling sorry for myself about an obvious (though petty) injustice and replayed the offending scenario over and over again in my mind, making it clearer each time that I was the victim, and linking it to all the other times I’ve been mistreated
I have a golden Buddha inside me, yes, and its glow shines calmness through me. The magic I needed though, came from seeing hundreds of golden Buddhas glowing back at me.
My mind can be so easily fooled, I rely on its gullibility. My brain shifted from stress to comfort with the change of a single word. My old list of monthly tasks = chores. Weight on my shoulders. Adulting. Responsibility. Burdens. My monthly ritual = soothing. Calm, comforting self-care. Aaaaaaah. I look forward to theContinue reading “Ritual of Reflection”
My passion for the outdoors, for the truth of nature, is matched by my love for a city where the truth of people is on full display, vivid and syncopated. I was disappointed to cancel my upcoming trip there, but it was a small sadness, an excuse to rebook for a longer visit another time.Continue reading “Dear New York City”
Like many, I was heartbroken to cancel upcoming trips, while also grateful that we got the lead time here in Canada to cancel things before it was too late (hopefully). Because it seemed ideal for the times, we did go on our planned March Break adventure: We stayed in the middle of the forest, inContinue reading “Social Distancing, Yurt Edition”