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Keeping Positive in Challenging Times

Keeping Positive in Challenging Times

Focus on the Positive to  Change Your Mindset It is hard to maintain a positive outlook during times of uncertainty and a worldwide pandemic is pretty well the dictionary definition of uncertainty. It’s easy to feel surrounded by doom and gloom when you’re living in...

Friday Fresh Finishes

Friday Fresh Finishes

Cooking and Creativity I admit that I am not that fond of cooking and most of the time, my cooking is pretty basic.  My specialty is what we have left in the fridge. Luckily, my husband finds that cooking relaxes him and he is very talented cook and baker, skills that...

Gardening Collaboration, Competition and Celebration

Gardening Collaboration, Competition and Celebration

Seeking Gardening Success In Pursuit of Solitude Gardening tends to be a pretty solitary endeavour. That, in fact, is one of its greatest appeals for many (including me). It is a chance to be close to nature and alone with your own thoughts.  Working the soil and...

Sunday Wonder

Sunday Wonder

Breathe. Be Surprised. Find Enjoyment. Take the time to forget the stress of the world.  Look around and take note of the small details.  Be grateful for the beauty in your life.  The people you love and who love you.  Your natural surroundings.  A good book.  The...

Natural Inspiration

Natural Inspiration

Quiet Reflection Today, some peaceful images from one of my favourite walking routes: Shore Road along the Head of Chezzetcook Inlet in West Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. The name Chezzetcook comes from a Mi'kmaq word meaning approximately "water moving quickly in many...

Sunday Smiles and Wonder

Sunday Smiles and Wonder

Today's break from the news of the week Joy, wonder, and musical celebration.Music and Mystery Music and the Mystery of Aliveness by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) Music has the power to inspire, to soothe and move. In this article, Popova focuses on the unique power...

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