Five minutes to change

Here is an amazing exercise that has just changed everything for me in the last few days:
• Set a timer for five minutes, once a day, for 50 days. During the five minutes write about what you want from the perspective of already having it. Allow yourself to daydream, let your imagination take you on a joy ride. Then after the 5 minutes are over, go about your day as normal.

It is astounding how much has shifted for me and I am only 6 days in. The full 50 days will be something amazing. Even more than the physical shifts that have occurred for me, I have a profound sense of well being coupled with impeccable timing.

Test this out in your life and let me know how it went. 🙂

Hug everyone you love

Hug everyone you love
Don’t wait for yesterday
To catch up with your tomorrows.

Hug everyone you love.
Don’t wait for news that spins you
Sideways even though you haven’t taken a single step.

Hug everyone you love.
Embrace their frailties and glories
In one huge circle that includes you.

Hug everyone you love.
Let your arms bridge the gap
That words can’t fill.

Hug everyone you love.

Out with the Yang in with the Yin

This new year is about allowing. It is the heart and power of the feminine unleashed. It is the yielding to the flow of the universe in order to receive the gift of the journey. A beautiful unfolding of pure potential. Enjoy!

Joy moments

Playing games
Holding hands

It all adds up to a well spent year.

Fun and games

Having spent all night for the last 5 nights playing games with family, I am sleepy. I’m sure there is much to ponder and write about, like the nature of winning and sportsmanship in a family dynamic or the blissful sharing of a strategy, post-game, but not tonight. Tonight I write because I made the commitment, and writing feels better than not writing. I am interested to see how daily posting in 2012 will go. I look forward to many wonderful surprises. I really have no idea where I will be this time next year (and really, neither do you). So many moments to be grateful for. Like exhausting yourself playing Catan and Loot. 🙂

The Vole Brothers

My son’s new favorite book is “The Vole Brothers” by Roslyn Schwartz. He is 3 and the book has become a minor obsession. The words “The End” should actually read “Again! Again!”. We have not owned a book yet that gets such an enthusiastic response. The pure joy he exudes when we read the book is infectious and I am more than willing to read and reread it at bedtime. Such a sweet thing.

What if everything is working out perfectly?

52/52. Looking back, consider the concept of all events of the year as exactly right. Maybe there were no wrong turns, maybe all our (perceived) errors have lead us to greater understanding and clarity.
00/52. Looking forward, consider the concept of ease. Think of walking through open doors and aligning yourself with your desire. Flow towards what you want and leave the details and fretting aside.
Things to roll around in the brain/heart.

The best Vietnamese Pho Soup in Calgary


Hands down, the best place to grab a delicious bowl of authentic Vietnamese Pho (noodle soup, usually beef) in Calgary is Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House located at 132 3 Ave SE, Calgary,‎ AB,‎ T2G 4Z4, Canada.
I go there regularly with my family and it is just the perfect meal when it is cold outside. My favorite is 18B, the noodle soup without meat, spicy. A small bowl is lots for one person. The pho is served with the freshest bean sprouts, lime and Thai basil in town. The service is incredibly quick and always good.
I appreciate the consistency, both in the food and the service. I like going to local, family run restaurants and this one we literally crossed the city to eat there tonight. An awesome counter point to a turkey holiday.
If you go now, you can also get a free calendar to celebrate the year of the dragon.

And to all a good night

A very merry Christmas to all the writers and readers. I hope Santa filled your stocking full of crisp new words and lovely stationery.

Merry Christmas

Have a wonderful Christmas. May you love more than you give, and listen more than you speak. Let the warm light of peace blossom sweetly in your soul and have a good laugh in the company of love.

Here is a fun video.

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