Guided meditation: the journey

I have meditated in the past, on and off, mostly by doing focused breathing. When I began doing yoga along with my fitness routine (and mastering the side plank) I became more focused in my meditations. I began to understand the link between focused breathing and my body in ways I didn’t before.

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The familiarity of *here we go again*

Two days ago a dad of a girl on my daughter’s ringette team said two nearby towns are shutting the league for the remainder of this year.

A day later our league reported a positive case in a U12 team on the house league side. (My kid is U16 rep.)

On the way to pick up my niece at University, my phone interrupted my GPS to announce from various people who chat with me that this and that is getting canceled. Mostly kid activities related to sports.

Even the NHL is on pause, I found out later.

“Out of an abundance of caution…”

That’s the wording they’re using.

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Personal essay: writing authentic profiles

I’m sure you’re shaking your head at this title. So am I!

Here’s a bit of background before I lock this essay behind the paywall: I have friends and read blogs of people on dating apps. Mostly, I’m entertained, but simultaneously I’m intrigued by all that they share. What is clear however is this: there are a lot of lonely people out there, and in places with high lockdown periods (such as in my region), people took to the dating apps in droves.

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Sunday vibes

I’ve been up for two hours and it’s only 5:55 am. The repetitive numbers in sequence like this means something: it’s an angel number, meaning it’s a message from the angels. 🙂

The past week I’ve been seeing 222 twice (ha), 555 twice (as of today) and 333 once.

According to the internet, 555 is an angel number which bears the following message: a major life transformation is upon me. It will disrupt my current life and guide me onto my next life’s path. The angels (if you believe in such things) are guiding me to keep calm and positive as I navigate the challenges of this transformative period in my life.

I have coffee, and the little heater in the corner is blasting warm air toward me. Summer has moved on it seems, even though the daytime highs are still pleasant, sunny and warm, mostly.

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Tarot Tuesday – the Death card

The Death card is often misunderstood in tarot readings. People think, oh now, someone is going to die!

In fact, the Death card is a positive, and often essential card for people who feel stuck or trapped in certain life situations. Think of a job you don’t like, a relationship that no longer serves you, or some other circumstance that makes you feel hopeless, unmotivated or stale.

When the Death card shows up in a reading, the most significant and powerful message it conveys is that of transformation.

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