Monday, 31 January 2011

please always remember

If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
                                           - Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

Friday, 28 January 2011

a few of my favourite docs

I do love me a good documentary.  I started watching even more documentaries in the past year, when reading became more challenging for me as a result of a car accident in September 2009.  Documentaries & TED talks have kept my mind & heart engaged.  Lucky for me, my beloved CBC has great documentaries available to stream online.  The Passionate Eye & Doc Zone are both work checking out.

65 Red Roses is a touching & sometimes heart breaking documentary.  It offers a glimpse into the life of Eva Markvoort as she battles the cystic fibrosis.  Her creative spirit, and open hearted strength & determination inspire me.  Such a beautiful, bright spirit.  It recently showed at the Sundance Film Festival, and will be airing on Oprah's new network, OWN in the spring.

It is also currently available to view online on (perhaps only in Canada...)

Enjoy & please do consider becoming an organ donor.

What are your favourite documentaries?

Monday, 24 January 2011


a truly inspiring TED talk by BrenĂ© Brown on vulnerability & connectedness.  a great reminder to love with our whole hearts, practice gratitude & joy, and believe we are enough.  love!


"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius.  Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Saturday, 22 January 2011


"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, 21 January 2011

what is life?

“What is Life? It is the flash of a firefly at night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”
                                                                            Blackfoot elder