Archive for August, 2011

My Juicy Heart today…

Gratitude… ♥
I am grateful today for…
little things…
unspoken things…
the things I take for granted…
…for breath…
for much…
for dizzy and scared…
for brilliant and joyful…
for the really big gifts that life has given me…
for the small and tender memories…
for all the greatness of the all…
for every moment…
Today I will be grateful over and over … never counting simply BEing ♥

Grateful for the caress of your lips

Possibilities = a Juicy Heart!

I find that always knowing and searching for possibilities keeps me curious and Juicy.

Looking for the possibility. Seeing how something, anything really, could endlessly open into an astounding range of possibility is an enjoyable pursuit of mine. This to me is like problem solving or perhaps being optimistic. Possibilities keeps me cheerful and happy.

Today I will be open to the possibility… ❤

There is always possibility in shiney objects... especially jewellery

This gave me pleasure watching, one might even say it stimulated the voyeur in me.

Quirky – Weird – Odd – I experienced it as a bit of Magic

Perfect with my state of mind… And exciting my heart…

Pleasure again…

This morning up early with the wind and rain and rustling leaves. I, stealthily moved into the kitchen and made cheesy scones. The pleasure of rubbing butter into flour and grating cheese over dough. The pleasure of watching through the oven door as the scones rise and change colour, the cheese melting in. The pleasure as they are ready and moved onto a plate, they look and smell so yummy. The pleasure of melting jam and butter into the hot flakey surface. The pleasure of my mouth as the tastes move through me. The pleasure of nourishing desire.


Warm and Yummy ❤


Find out more about nourishing desire…


It is a Nina Simone kind of day…

Slow and Deep and Resonant

The Juicy Heart is welcoming the day. ❤

Grateful today for the wonder of Nina Simone


Pleasure has been in the forefront for the past few days.

My great pleasure has actually been the meditative art of pressing Saris. Having cleaned these beautiful cloths that had adorned my body, they needed to be pressed. Doing this seeming chore was actually a meditative and delightful pursuit. Pressing the yards and yards of fabric woven, embroidered, painted and decorated allowed me to delve into an area where I had slowed down and there was little intrusion into my mind or other levels of my body.  Having brought my mind to rest, allowed for me to feel the pleasure that was there under the jumble of thoughts.

Pressing the Saris was a beautiful experience.

Today I will be in the simple beauty of restful pleasure.

Beauty Bestowed...



Today is about Pleasure

What brings and delivers pleasure to me? What edifice do I have to break apart to allow pleasure?

Simple delight… the Pleasure in Beauty…

Today I will dive in deep and experience the pleasures around me. ❤

Coins as keys to the kingdom... August 2011


Interesting article about pleasure

This time of year is always like the beginning to me. Transition is in the air.

The earth is preparing for the fall, trees and fruit and flowers are pulling the juice from the earth to enrich themselves, the light is changing in the sky, the weather moves in unfamiliar patterns and I feel like this is the transition into a new time.

And YES! this really is the transition into a new time. There is much to prepare for and lots to dream and scheme and plot and plan and get ready for. I pull the juice from my earth to ripen and enrich my experience.

September will bring a Body Electric workshop to Toronto that we have not had in many years. October will bring some new events into my coaching practice. November will bring some new elements as the Body Electric is here in Toronto again and I will be introducing some new elements into my breath and bodywork practice. December brings a trip to a meeting to plan for the NEW Body Electric and I am excited and happy for this great opportunity.

The real New Year will bring many new elements, several co-creations and of course there will be surprise.

I adore that all around me is getting ready for harvest. The fruit on the vine and branch is developing juice and flesh to burst forth with the ripe sweetness of the fall.

Today I will savour the summer and be active in preparing for the next transition. Loving and laughing and smiling as I live and breath.

Heart on Olive Wood

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Inspiration today comes from:

The Summer Day

by Mary Oliver


Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper I mean—

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down—

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?

Smiling helps… YES it always helps

Today my smile came from Dr. Seuss

“I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

and another…

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

and finally…

Enjoying all the mutual weirdness in my life… ❤