Communication – Nature’s Gift of Summer

Our affirmation for this Fire Element quality is “I enjoy communicating in a direct and honest way” – a quality we enjoy if our Fire Element energy is coherent and balanced.   When we are out of tune in this area we may experience many miscommunications leading to misunderstandings or just an inability to express ourselves…… Continue reading Communication – Nature’s Gift of Summer

Joy – Nature’s Gift of Summer

Fire Element Affirmation: “I am joyful, playful and full of laughter and fun.”    When you think of a group do certain individuals spring to mind that always set the tone for a good time together.  Chances are they attend gatherings with a joyful attitude no matter what challenges they are personally facing.  They find joy…… Continue reading Joy – Nature’s Gift of Summer

Summer at the cottage unplugged

I have just returned from slightly more than 2 weeks at a cottage 2 hours north of Toronto in the Muskoka area.  The local people call it ‘God’s country’ or paradise. It feels very accurate. There is something to be said for an extended time away with no phone, email or internet at least at…… Continue reading Summer at the cottage unplugged

Fun From Beckham to Bond to Bean – Nature’s Gift of Summer

    Did you manage to watch the opening ceremonies from the Summer Olympics? What a spectacular celebration!  The whole thing was wonderful but the my favorites bits included the movie trailer with the Queen being escorted by James Bond (the adorable Daniel Craig) and the London Symphony rendition of the chariots of Fire spoofed…… Continue reading Fun From Beckham to Bond to Bean – Nature’s Gift of Summer

Protection – Nature’s Gift of Summer

On a summer’s walk in my neighborhood High Park Parents looking out for their young and protecting them from harm’s way is evident from mom’s with strollers to geese crossing the road with goslings.  We count on our need for protection to be  given lovingly by our parents.  When filled at our most vulnerable times…… Continue reading Protection – Nature’s Gift of Summer