The stages of pain and pleasure

One of the many things I love about endurance challenges is how the physical body affects the brain and the mental thought processes. I did a marathon run yesterday, a fundraiser that I used as a training run for an event coming up in the spring. Unlike most races, after 10 k I was alone […]



A year is coming to an end and its my birthday today. Its inspired me to look to what transpired over this past year, to look at what has and hasn’t worked for me. Its interesting how thought patterns and beliefs change during the aging process. Time is precious so its important to spend time […]

A Fortunate Few

There’s a theme that’s been going through my mind all week, and its about life’s hardships.  As I sit here tonight listening to the vast emotional space of music that is Jesse Cook, my mind seems to continually think of how very fragile life is. We lost a wonderful friend this week and another is […]


      Running gives you lots of time to think, thats just one reason why I love it so much. They’re usually, no ALWAYS  clear, cleaN positive thoughts! Yesterday I was on a long one,,, and I was thinking about Jon Rankin  and his The Run Project. John got people to post videos about […]

KISS (Keep it simple Scott)

Its been a while since I’ve posted . I remember how therapeutic blogging can be so I’m going to endeavour to return to it. The anniversary of my deceased parents wedding seems to have inspired some thoughts in me today. They were people who lived simply and gave of themselves generously and I’m inspired by […]


I love this flower image. It shows that out of something |”seemingly” dark and dead comes something beautiful and very much alive. Listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen these days , from his earliest stuff right up to today. Its kind of like being able to go and visit an old relative and listen […]

Ying and Yang.

 As I walked with my dogs yesterday morning in a spectacular winter environment, I thought about how  so much has been happening lately thats led me to rethink mortality . An aging relative  is no longer thriving, a good friend is grieving over the sudden death of a very close friend, a relative is faced with […]

Leader or Follower?

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” ― Albert Einstein Wow, this quote smacked me right in the head this morning. I can’t seem to stop thinking about it. It […]

First ignore, then explore

Sitting here thinking about a title for this blog, I thought about what I’ve been doing since my last post. The word “explore” comes to mind. I tried a few new things. On Tuesday I went to a MELT movement class. It was highly recommended by my Massage Therapist, whose opinion I value greatly. She […]