Al Bidda Park & Duhail Night Market at the Al Duhail Sports Club

Thursday evening Michael and I took our dog Pooh Bear to Al Bidda Park.  This park is especially exciting because it is the first dog friendly park in Doha! Here are some pictures along our walk: This minaret on one of the many mosques inside the large park looks, to me. like a light house!…

There is a Big Gold Thumb in Souq Waqif!

There is a big gold thumb in the souq! Actually, this sculpture is by famous French artist César Baldaccini. Can’t say I know who that is, but his thumb sure is big! Here is a link to read about the thumb: Gold Thumb The piece is to commemorate Qatar’s win of the Asian Cup! Here is…

That’s IT! We Want a Camel!

Last night Michael and I went to Souq Waqif to shop for boots to wear with his borrowed Scottish kilt and tailored made gillie shirt; a costume for his part of a clansmen for his video of his song The Battle of Culloden. On our way in to the souq, the camel corral was open…

Laws of Attraction – As Reiki Becomes a Way of Life

Coming up to 7 months of living an alcohol free life as well as following a regular, early morning self-care practice that includes Reiki self-treatments, I’m noticing a shift in who I attract in my life and how this flows over into my small Reiki practice. What I have to compare this to is when…

Authentic Moments

To me, at this time, an authentic moment is when I’m free from my mind – free of the maladaptive coping skills I blogged about yesterday.  Here is the link if you’d like to know more about what that means: Approaching 50 Years Old…… In an authentic moment, I am free of toxic guilt and…

Approaching 50 Years Old…

In less than 2 months, I will be turning 50 years old. Turning 50 has been on my mind since January, knowing this is the year I earn the honor of saying I’m half a century old. But I didn’t think turning 50 was an honor back in January. In January my mindset was I…

Gabriel, Luke, Reiki, Safety and Faith

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Archangel Gabriel.  Who he or she is (Gabriel’s gender depends on the interpretation of history) and his role as an angel. During my morning meditation with Reiki self-treatment, just as the name Gabriel came to me one morning…the name Luke came to me as my means of…

Surprise for Mama & DV – Part II – Kids Telling Jokes!!

With support from faculty and staff telling jokes for you, I also had support from the Director of the American School of Doha to make sure I include kids telling you jokes to make you laugh!!!  Thank you Tom!!  :))))) I’d like to give a huge shout out to Grade 5 teacher Allison Farmer for…