As is so often the case, this month’s Salon question about the luxuries we can’t do without, posed so thoughtfully by our own Lemon Tart, has thoroughly inspired me. It’s an interesting question, and my knee-jerk reaction was to rattle … Continue reading
A big thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on last month’s conversation question. I don’t know about all of you but it really makes me feel like I’m part of a larger community. Delicious. So here is the March question for you! Beginning with a little story: Continue reading
If you’ve been here with us for awhile, you may remember that I live for most of the year in a beautiful but stiflingly remote place, a place where both my husband and I own businesses and love our work … Continue reading
My desk is out of the way of guests, up in the loft of the main office at our little resort, so I rarely see the people who are staying in one of our five chalets. Last week, though, a … Continue reading
“Yoga teacher training will change your life.” This is what the nice lady behind the counter of the yoga studio told me every time I asked about taking yoga teacher training.
At this, I always cocked my head to the side, squinted my eyes and thought, “Really? You know this? You, standing behind that counter in your stretchy pants know this about me?” Continue reading
When I was seventeen I asked my grandfather to help me figure out my university major. Theatre, history, politics, basket weaving? He told me the question was irrelevant. It doesn’t matter what you study, it only matters how it will be used. How will you give back what you learn to the world? Continue reading
Truths and Tautologies.
Catchphrases. Quotable quotes. Life Commandments. Maybe our mothers used to say them; maybe we read them in some book and it sounded smart to use in conversation. Maybe we wrote them in lipstick on a lover’s bathroom mirror in a desperate(ly pathetic) act of romantic grandiosity. Or maybe they were just simple things we’ve picked up along the way that we have found to be, well, pretty damned accurate in this ongoing tightrope walk we walk.
Two years ago I moved into an apartment closer to the town centre. After moving, it was only about twenty minutes away and those weekend coffees and trips to my favorite bookstore where that much closer but the atmosphere was … Continue reading
I have giddy, childlike love for Easter’s happenings: the first signs of spring, the sudden influx of color, the daffodils and tulips, the chocolate bunnies. Just when it seems like we will be stuck in the gray, barely thawing dregs … Continue reading
I am a good mom. I have no doubt about this. The thing is, being a good mom makes for all kinds of uncertainties and for regularly doubting my good-momminess. Right now I am struggling with my kids’ activities. Last year, my oldest daughter flat out rejected every activity in which we had previously enrolled her. She hated dance, was bored at gymnastics, indifferent to piano. Soccer and art class were only tolerated. So, my husband and I backed off and did not enroll her in any extracurricular activities. My middle daughter on the other hand wanted to do it all. Continue reading