Learning To Love….His Name is Michael…..

Love and faith.  Faith is trust.  For a child of divorce, sexual abuse, and tremendous loss…faith is hard to understand. So is love. Yet the child grows up.  Takes a journey of healing.  Searches for enlightenment.  Freedom. Still fear lingers.  Abandonment. Grief.  Hurt.  Authenticity.  Inner truth lost to survival.  Back to healing.  Then there is…

Emotional & Energetic Safety at Work

Safety is a topic I return to as I work the layers of it within myself.  I am revisiting safety now as I am back to work.  I work within a large school, with lots of different people.  As I interact with others on a daily basis, energetically I find myself absorbing other’s stresses that…

Home

After 6 weeks in Canada, I’m now home in Qatar. Home. This summer I felt homeless because Michael and I didn’t have our own space.  Our own place where we could retreat to to recharge, refresh and exhale.  While we’ve been fortunate enough to rent space that has felt like a home, it didn’t have…

2017 Summer Moments – Liz, Linda, A Mermaid, Sons of Maxwell, A Doll House, Family, Reiki, Cold Drinks on a Patio, Donair Pizza & Donair Sauce, Moon Mist Ice Cream, Pork Bacon…..and What Is a Touton??

I leave for Qatar tomorrow.  Back to expat life, regular routine and back to work, the start of a new school year at the American School of Doha on August 15th.  I wanted to reflect on my visit to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  To share some of the moments with friends and family. My visit…

Manifestation and Prosperity

I have bounced all over the place over the years – from job to job, relationships, interests and hobbies.  Never really long enough to bring prosperity and manifestation with people, places and things…for a variety of reasons. Slowly I’ve started to find my way to settle into some things and started manifesting prosperity.  This looks…

Kelby Cove & Peggy’s Leg, St. John’s Newfoundland

On our last full day in Newfoundland we went for a hike! We started off at South Side Hills off the Blackhead Rd.  This continual descent brought us to Freshwater Bay where we continued up and along the coastline to the amazing point called Kelby Cove where we stopped for about an hour.  We continued…

Give Up Feeling Safe

This morning as I wrote in my journal on Day 17 of the 21 Day Reiki Cleanse I had a clear moment of how my ability to relax into my day depended on whether or not the people in my life were either upset with me or happy with me.  If I had upset people…

Observe Instead of Attach

It is 11:58pm – and after a two hour drive from Stephenville to Port aux Basque, a seven hour ferry ride across the Gulf of St. Lawrence then a four hour drive from North Sydney to Eastern Passage we arrived at our AirBnB! Reiki is helping me in such soft, gentle ways…small steps…..and today my…

Thoughts on Surrender

Recently I’ve taken my Level I Reiki Attunement and have now stepped into becoming a student of Reiki.  I’m on the road traveling right now and decided I wanted to start a blog about my journey through my first Reiki cleanse and then my experiences as a student of Reiki.  Just to share a few…

Travels With Giggles the Joyful Grump!

Travel makes me look at myself in how I handle my moods, my behavior because I’m in so many new and different situations. Traveling has wonderful moments. But arriving at any given destination requires planning, organization, patience and a little luck because nothing NOTHING ever goes as planned.  No matter how well organized I think…

Quidi Vidi, St. John’s, Newfoundland

This was a recommended go-see by a local. Mainly to try the Iceberg beer and attend the famous kitchen party (he said they serve free fish & chips there!) at the Quidi Vidi Brewery.  We did neither!  LoL!!  We arrived too late for a brewery tour and the kitchen party was on another night! We had…

Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland

We accidentally arrived at Signal Hill because of redirected traffic to manage the overflow of folk on their way to Quidi Viti lake for the 199th Royal St. John’s Regatta – otherwise called Regatta Day! This was a cloudy, drizzly day so we had a quick look around, deciding to return the next day when the…

George Street & George Street Festival, St. John’s Newfoundland

George Street: We walked along George Street during the day, played some pool at Dooley’s and ate at a few pubs.  The best food and drink during those days, to me was at Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House.  For beer, I tried their Wexford Wheat Ale.  It was nice and light – and yes it…

St. John’s, Newfoundland

We arrived in St. John’s and settled into our AirBnB on Penny Lane. We didn’t have much of an itinerary except to hike along Signal Hill and visit the last two days of the George Street Festival. Downtown St. John’s is the heart of the area – to see the Jelly Bean Houses  and visit George…

Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Our drive to Cape Breton Island was a fond one for me as I spent many summers of my childhood there.  Those days were spent on the south side of the island in Arichat  on Forgeron Road at the home of my grandparents! Michael and I headed north to travel the famous Cabot Trail on the Baddeck side…

Sea Kayaking Around Lawlor Island, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Strolling along Fisherman’s Cove one evening, just a five minute walk from where we are staying in Eastern Passage, we spotted a kayaking tour business!  Upon entering we discovered that the owner is a friend, Fred Stillman! Fred owns Kattuk Expeditions with  Sea Kayaking McNab’s Island at Fisherman’s Cove!  Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!  If you are visiting Fisherman’s Cove we…

I Miss the Weather in Nova Scotia!

Living in the Middle East means living in an arid climate with virtually no rain or clouds or any sign of precipitation, including hot winds of the Arabian desert that blow scorching across your skin like a hairdryer on high and a constant sun that blazes down on you with oppressive heat.   Don’t forget…

A Drive to The Tree of Life, Bahrain

Bahrain seems to have a different feel from Qatar.  More laid back.  Not laid back as in the very liberal UAE.  Just more settled.  Older. But the driving was just as nuts as it is in Doha!  We witnessed a terrible car accident as we drove from the airport to the hotel Thursday night.  A…