Thursday, November 23, 2017

It’s a small world after all

September 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

One Sunday a few years ago, my friends Brian and Guila attended mass in Vancouver. The priest, a Canadian, related a story of participating in a visioning exercise for a school in Jamaica. Brian and Guila looked at each other and simultaneously mouthed “Marguerite”. Sure enough, the priest who was visiting from his diocese in Toronto had been […]

I Have No Clue

September 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Observe

A few years ago, I decided to speak at MoMondays, a very popular event in Toronto and other cities in Canada and the USA. Michel, the organizer gave me a date and then asked for my topic. “I have no clue what I am going to speak about,” I told him. Somehow I found a topic just […]

Grace under pressure

August 25, 2015 by  
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5.30 a.m. and I was awake. Sleep eluded me this first morning of my return home from a week-long business trip. I crawled out of bed, made coffee, tried to meditate but nothing could settle me. The semi-finals of the Men’s 100m sprint finals at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing were due in 90 minutes, with the […]

So what’s new about humans?

In 1748 a time capsule was discovered when the remains of the Roman city of Pompeii were unearthed. The city had been sealed in a moment of time for almost 2,000 years with the violent eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano in AD79. A pyroclastic flow engulfed it and its inhabitants in a matter of seconds, killing all […]

Not complaining, just observing

“It’s hotter outside than in the studio” I declared to David, my Bikram yoga teacher as I checked in for the noon class. “But I am not complaining” I added without pause “Just observing” remembering days not too long past of trudging to yoga in -31 degree weather. What’s the difference between a complaint and an observation? “It’s […]

Marguerite is a HuffPost Blogger – and her “gladbag buss”!

April 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Free and Laughing, Work

There’s a saying in Jamaica “Mi gladbag buss” which means “I am overflowing with joy.” And that’s exactly how I feel now that I am a Huffpost blogger. Here’s my first post: From JOB to JOY: How to Find JOY at Work, No Matter What Your Job Is Please feel free to comment, share widely […]

Don’t hurry. Be happy

I was late. Again. I scrambled out the door, trailing recriminations at my lateness, lack of preparation, my dilly-dallying to check e-mail, visit Facebook and view the news. I crossed the street in front of my home, pausing midway, a bolt of recall that I had forgotten the gift for my creative writing teacher. Checking […]

My perfect ink-stained new bag

March 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Accept, Featured Posts

My new handbag is perfect. The bling-gold complements everything in my wardrobe. It’s large enough to hold my Macbook Air (non-negotiable for all new handbags). The straps are long enough to fit easily under my arm, but not too long that the bag drags on the ground when held in my hands. There are pockets for make-up, cell phone, pens …. Pens.

My 30-day Challenge – the HOW is revealed

When I committed to the Bikram 30-day Challenge, I knew I would be travelling at the end of February and so would fall short of the 30 days. Yet I had no hesitation in writing my name on the board because I knew I would finish … somehow. The way to complete the challenge would be revealed to […]

Challenging myself for 30 days

January 31, 2015 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Practice

I signed up for my first Bikram Yoga 30-day challenge two days ago.   Yesterday at 9.05 a.m., I opened my front door, took the first step into -12o weather and headed to my class. One step at a time on sidewalks and streets filmed over with snow, ice and salt, I moved forward. Nothing was […]

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