Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back to Reality – this IS My reality!

I recently spent the most magical 8 days of my life, celebrating my birthday with my brother and sister in Jamaica. Every moment was perfect, infused with love, joy and laughter. On my return to Toronto, someone posted in response to my Facebook status “Now back to reality”. And I thought: “But the past 8 […]

And the Oscar goes to ….. “The Lady in Number 6“!

March 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Love

What joy to celebrate the life of my dear friend, Alice Herz-Sommer, along with the rest of the world! For last night, the documentary on her life “The Lady in Number 6: How Music Saved My Life” won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. I have written about Alice in previous blogposts, as she is […]

The Gift on My Pillow

Part of my morning “centering” routine is to read and contemplate the reading in the Daily Word magazine.  There are magical moments when I am SURE the reading was written JUST for me on for that particular day. There are others that give me insight, a new thought or a new perspective.   And then […]

The Busy Show

April 22, 2013 by  
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I often hear people singing how busy they are, with the greatest of glee – “I am SO busy” … as if it’s some type of badge of honour. Such people are late to meetings, constantly checking their phones, shuffling papers and generally just rushing from one moment to the next. Sometimes for amusement, I […]

Laughter SERIOUSLY matters

May 16, 2012 by  
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  LAUGHTER …..Babies do it about 300 times per day.  Adults do it on average 15 times.  Those of us who love dogs, know that they do it too – ALL THE TIME.  And monkeys and even rats do it.   Where do you land on the laughter spectrum of dogs (all the time) and […]

Laughter and enlightenment

November 16, 2010 by  
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Says the Dalai Lama: “I have been confronted with many difficulties throughout the course of my life…but I laugh often, and my laughter is contagious. When people ask me how I find the strength to laugh now, I reply that I am a professional laugher. And my religion is kindness”. We typically think of spiritual […]

Laughing at the dirty dishes

Each Tuesday evening I teach a class at Ryerson University.  Whilst I enjoy the class immensely, I am quite drained by the time I arrive home.   Typically, I am ravenous, having not eaten since lunchtime.  The thought of relaxing in my warm kitchen, doggies at my feet, happily conversing with my children ushers me down […]

Interview with Marguerite – Laughing to Freedom

July 25, 2010 by  
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I am delighted to be featured on the Postcards from the Diaspora Corner of the Jamaica Cultural Exchange e-magazine.  Click HERE to enjoy this interview! I am always happy for any opportunity to add to the freedom and laughter quotient in the world.  It is my belief that if enough people are free, then there […]

4 Life Lessons from The Harmonica Man

“Andy Mackie is The Harmonica Man. Andy has survived 10 heart surgeries and numerous heart attacks but his love of music and teaching kids music keeps him going. Andy Mackie is sharing a remarkable gift and I\'m sure will be missed by many when his heart finally quits” via The Harmonica Man. As I watched […]

What is your WHY?

April 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

As I go through the ropes to move to the second round of the Next Top Spiritual Author competition, spending more and more time each day asking people to vote for me, focused on the May 3 deadline for voting, I am forced to ask myself WHY I have entered, and WHY I want to […]

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