When Synchronicity Shows Up Just In Time

When Synchronicity Shows Up Just In Time

Choosing to live an unconventional life in order to follow your dreams is not all sunshine and rainbows. There are days when you stare at a spreadsheet of budget figures until your eyes burn, when nothing is gelling and when you want to shut yourself in a dark room and seal the door. Because even amidst all of the joy and satisfaction that comes with living for a purpose greater than yourself, you’re depleted, overwhelmed, and frankly you...

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The Taj Mahal – Why Travel Heals

The Taj Mahal – Why Travel Heals

Her eyes glossy with tears, she bit her lip and stared at the horizon. “I can’t believe I’m here.” She spoke so softy I couldn’t tell if she was talking to me or simply speaking out loud to ground herself in the moment. “I can’t believe I’m here.” She said it again as she looked over at me. “Three months ago, I couldn’t get off the couch and now I’m here. I’m in India...

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The Person Who Re-Kindled My Flame…

The Person Who Re-Kindled My Flame…

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer Beads of sweat gather in the fold behind each knee as my fingers vibrate on the black plastic of the suitcase handle. The wheels hum against the asphalt – an auditory reminder of my nomadic life. When I reach the shade of a sprawling oak tree,...

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India – Forget What You’ve Heard…

India – Forget What You’ve Heard…

As the clouds shift from pink to grey and the evening breeze rolls in, the high pitched sound of a child’s giggle rises above the symphony of rush-hour horns. Fighting the heaviness in my jet legged eyes, I squint and bring Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s words into focus. “If you wish to know something about India, you must empty your mind of all preconceived notions, of what you have heard or read. Why be imprisoned by the limiting...

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Celebrating #Delhi2013 – We Have Our 12

Celebrating #Delhi2013 – We Have Our 12

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. Charles Kettering If you saw the title of last week’s post, Sobbing on a Speeding Train, you probably didn’t even need to read it to imagine me boo-hooing all over myself and the window of an Ottawa bound VIA Rail train. Thank you for all of the emails and comments of support that instantly lifted me out of the fog and reminded me why the past 388...

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