Thursday, August 22, 2019
Inspirational

Inspirational

This is where I babble about my silly epiphanies, my random thoughts and my aha moments.

New Year’s Resolutions 2013

Like this photo, when you visualize the course of your immediate future, what do you see on the horizon? New Year’s Resolutions 2013 It is the season for vowing to stop smoking, lose ten pounds and stop yelling at your kids. Do resolutions work for you? Here is my list... Finish My Book  I had a hard time finding the ending to our book...

Do You Believe in the Super Natural?

is there life beyond the grave?
                DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE SUPERNATURAL? Definition : Supernatural - a force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature I have told this story a thousand times, usually drunk with no inhibition. Now, I am not a pusher of ideas or necessarily a believer, just open to any possibility. -- --------------------------------- A long time ago now, thirteen years to be exact, at a...

It is A Wrap! Winter 2014 Update

Accrobranche Beziers
    What a year this has been! It was about finding a good income, establishing ourselves in our community and giving back.  When we moved here we had no idea what we were going to do... 2014, after searching, we finally found English for Success, our new business venture. Alfonz and I both have our TESOL accreditation and are happily teaching English as a...

Bohemian Rhapsody @ Year End Concert

http://youtu.be/0E7NKSMCZYE   Who doesn't love Freddie Mercury  and the uber famous song Bohemian Rhapsody. It reminds me when I first saw Wayne's World when Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey head bashed to the tune, typical 80's style, as they drove along in their beater car. So when Sally, our choir director, asked me to sing a solo part during our choir performance,...

Are we in Midlife Crisis or Pursuing Happiness?

Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package. Keanu Reeves When people hear our story about how we sold it all to move across the world searching for happiness, many called it our "midlife crisis". I decided to write about how I feel about their knee jerk...

Our First Year Pursuing Happiness

My expat life Hamori family
August 2nd marks a year since we left Canada to find a new life. Here I reflect on our journey and try to put things into perspective. What is the secret to happiness? What is the time/money ratio that would make life perfect? Balancing time together, time pursuing individual hobbies and interests yet always keeping it exciting and full of...

Exodus Vancouver – Shallow Breathing

expat Eva explores spain
When you own your own breath no one can steal your peace. Author Unknown When I lived in Kits between lives, I took up yoga. It was there that I learned to master the full Yogic breath. You start to inhale slowly as much as you can, hold for a moment, and then inhale a wee bit more. Feel the breath completely fill...

Forrest Gump Life Story

"My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.'”-Forrest We all have a little Forrest Gump inside ourselves. I know what you are thinking; a little slow, and not so smart, right. What I mean is an eternal child within; the pure and magical part of us that sees things with wonderment,...

Santiago de Compostela Way

  "Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest on the roadside inns. He marches directly to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination." Swami Sivananda My mobile kept dropping the call from the tourist office but I was nearly home. From the corner of my eye I saw a character straight from one of my favourite...

Goodbye Nagymama

say goodbye
"Earth's crammed with heaven... but only he who sees, takes off his shoes" Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saying goodbye... It is always hard to say goodbye from a distance. These are those moments that being an expat can be brutally hard. The births, the big milestones, the marriages and yes the funerals. I was pleased to have been able to go home to Canada in...