Adventures Aha! Moments Spotlight Stories

The Lost Art of Letters

My friend Ed Vielmetti has a lovely practice. He sends postcards to friends on a regular basis. He told me about this when I first met him more than a decade ago at one of Jerry Michalski’s soul-changing retreats. I thought it was a wonderful way of reviving old fashioned letter writing on a micro-scale.Continue Reading “The Lost Art of Letters”

Adventures Music Spotlight

What have YOU given up that you would love to reclaim?

How the heck do you simply forget about years of your life and the passion that once defined them? I just stumbled across a box containing hundreds of musical scores that I had composed when I was 15, 16, 17 years old. I was prolific. Then life happened and I put it all away. IContinue Reading “What have YOU given up that you would love to reclaim?”

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Scouting out Adventure Diva venues in Toronto

In Toronto this morning scouting out locations for workshops. Been a long time since I’ve been here! Used to spend a lot of time on Bay Street for business. A bit of culture shock to be back in the middle of it again. Note to self: the upper deck of GO trains and espresso shotsContinue Reading “Scouting out Adventure Diva venues in Toronto”

Adventures Aha! Moments Stories

Spontaneity is an Adventure Diva’s Best Friend

I’ve been thinking about a moment riding the bus, when a mother boarded, pushing her son in a stroller. As she stopped to pay the fare, the toddler looked straight down the aisle, and hollered “Hey everybody! How ya doin’?” The entire bus erupted into laughter, and in an instant the invisible cord that hadContinue Reading “Spontaneity is an Adventure Diva’s Best Friend”

Adventures Aha! Moments Soul Pepper Stories

The objects of my affection.

30 years ago I was a very young woman on a very big adventure. Traveling West through several provinces on business, I was treated to a night up in the mountains at the Banff Springs Hotel. My colleagues and I were dining at a table next to the Calgary Flames NHL hockey team, who hadContinue Reading “The objects of my affection.”

Adventures Aha! Moments

With a little help from my friends …

Tonight was the first time I went out in public with the new business. I didn’t sleep much last night, worrying about what it would be like to share it with strangers not knowing how it would be received. I had no idea how is indelibly cool it was going to be to connect withContinue Reading “With a little help from my friends …”

Adventures Aha! Moments Stories

Relish the reverence of little things …

Note to self: relish the reverence of little things, and be grateful when the universe conspires in your favour. I’ve been a single girl for a little more than 3 years now, and the perfect hermit. Tonight is the first time I’ve been brave enough to go solo to a social event. I nearly talkedContinue Reading “Relish the reverence of little things …”