Tuesday, January 15, 2019
On behalf of our 120 downtown Haliburton businesses, led by our volunteer board of management, I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Each January we all think of ways to be better, whether it is mentally, physically or emotionally, or all o
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Kelly Outram is a really interesting young man. He grew up in Haliburton, the son of Cathy and Joe Outram. I met Kelly when he was a student at Stuart Baker Elementary School, my husband was a teacher at the time.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Being human is a lot of work every single day. Compared to most of the world we live with so much abundance around us and yet we all struggle. We struggle for many reasons. The loss of a loved one. Family circumstances that aren t what we expected. Our ow
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
If you talk to any yogi, they will tell you that one of their favourite parts of the practice is yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be practised at the end of a regular yoga class, or it can be done on its own any time of the day. It is a practice of deep rest
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On Friday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Haliburton County Folk s Society concert at the Minden United Church. It was a full house from what I could tell.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
In 1990 I went on my first ever silent meditation retreat for a weekend at the Guelph Centre for Spirituality. I really had no idea how that weekend was the beginning of a new career and passion with these ancient practices of meditation, yoga and qigong
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
I was home visiting my parents on the weekend and my mother and I went to a local apple orchard farm to pick apples. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we had a lot of fun.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
When I wrote my first business plan in 1996, to get on the self-employed assistance program with Haliburton County Development Corporation, I ended the submission with a paragraph about what I wanted or hoped people would say about me at my funeral. The
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Most of us will hang on to a candy wrapper, empty chip bag or other piece of trash until we can toss it into a garbage can. Littering outdoors goes against our nature, so having garbage cans set up in convenient locations benefits us and the environment.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I saw MaMma Mia Here We go Again recently in Kinmount and what I loved about the movie was when Young Donna, who was travelling on her own, arrives in Greece and takes a boat over to the island.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Summer is definitely here! If the scorching hot temperatures weren t enough to signal summer then the increase in traffic had to bring you to that conclusion.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
One of the many things I love about summer is all the fresh food. It just gives me so much pleasure. It all starts when we plant our garden and start to eat the fresh produce.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
At the Haliburton Highlands Museum, Victoria Day marks the beginning of our summer programming season. To mark the weekend, we ll be hosting a special family friendly tea from 1:30 to 3 p.m. enjoy tea and treats, make a craft and learn a bit more about
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
I just love it when I find myself in the middle of something that is so beautiful so intentional and uplifting. These kinds of experiences don t just happen out the blue. They are the result of careful planning, attention and focused love.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Over a year ago I wrote an article about Sophie Creelman, and how I was an undercover agent for this amazing young acrylic artist who is building her art business in Haliburton.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
I discovered a writer last year that I really loved. Fredrik Backman lives in Sweden and he has written four novels to date, debuting in 2012 with A Man Called Ove. The Haliburton County Public Library has all four novels as well as the movie version of
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
On the eve of Jan. 27 I finally made it to a Homemade Stew concert, the annual celebration of local musicians presented by the Haliburton County Folk Society. Held at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, this fifth edition was dedicated to the t
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
It s on these beautiful Canadian winter days when I m outside snowshoeing or skiing or walking to town or skating or watching dogsledding that I have these moments where I think and feel like the universe really loves me.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Multi-talented Bill Lishman passed away on Dec. 30, 10 days after being diagnosed with leukemia. He s best known for raising Canada geese, and teaching them how to fly alongside his ultralight aircraft.