Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Inspirational

Inspirational

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

Thank God Grandpa isn’t here to see this crap

When I think about my grandfather's life it seems the perfect time to have been alive. He was born in 1911, and died at 96 year of age nearly witnessing the entire 20th century. He was my favourite person, quietly strong, knowledgeable and always kind to me even when I wasn't perfect. He came from humble beginnings;...

Expat and Third Culture Kids

expats or third culture kids Multi
  Third Culture Kids (TCK)  refers to children integrating aspects of their first culture and their new culture, creating a unique “third culture”.  Kate from Flight of the Wines Poured shared with me some of her experiences as a Third Culture Kid now all grown up living in southern France. I had never even heard the term before, nor thought there was others like...

Top 13 Inspirational Quotes

My inner mantra of inspirational thoughts keep me on track pursuing happiness.  These are the top quotes that inspire me. #13 If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten - Tony Robbins #12 Go take on the day - Dr. Laura Schlesinger #11 I want you to get excited about your life - Dr. Phil McGraw #10 Success...

Love, Destiny and Our Romance

  Today June 7th, 2012 is our 9th wedding anniversary, although we have been together since Easter 2002. How amazing that we ended up together. I think destiny played a part in our happy ending. Alfonz was born and raised in Hungary and lived there until he was 17. He came with his family to Canada in a time during communism when it...

The more languages you know, the more you are a person

The more languages you know, the more you are a person
❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne Vasali Nagypapa, my grandfather on my mom's side, was a soldier in the Second World War knighted for bravery, and a self-taught intellect. His formal education was about grade two, but that didn't stop him from ravenously learning. He taught himself to read, to write, to play musical instruments, to...

A note to my nemesis…

"The measure of a superhero is always his nemesis." David Lyons This morning, like most mornings I woke up and went directly downstairs to find the sun. I placed my yoga mat vertically like a person in prayer, and started my daily stretches. It is here that my little epiphanies find me; those reflective moments where the 'aha' chant makes perfect...

Days of Reflection – Coming into the Light

How far is the journey? As deep as it is long! My layers have shed, my true self exposed. There is a heeling process when experiencing so much change. I say goodbye to my former self. The other person was here for so long, and to realise that it wasn't the authentic me, makes me wonder why I held on...

French New Years Resolutions

Live your Life's Dream! Do what you have always wanted to do and everything falls into place. Pursuing your own happiness, accomplishing the things that actually make you happy and not what you think should make you happy, could be the answer. Instead of making the same resolutions as New Years past, to lose 10 pounds, drink less, and stop yelling...

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,...

Lickin’ New Year’s Resolution 2016

Capestang 14th century village
  Happy New Year! It is that time of year again! RESOLUTION time. I know, for most people they don't work, but for me it keeps me on track. I started writing this post from our home in Budapest, Hungary, having spent the holidays in our Elizabethtown 19th century apartment enjoying the festivities of the Christmas markets and visiting family and...