Sunday, June 26, 2011

I 'heart' Dan Mangan

"Sold" was my first favourite of his songs

His website is amazing and you can listen to whole albums

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Emerging DreamHealer


This book was given to me by a very Spiritual and serendipitous person, Shane. It's been on my shelf, teasing me for when I had a bit more time.

I liked it.

What I liked most was the conviction in which it was written. This is completely Adam's life and work. He uses visualizations to help facilitate healing for people.

The visualization that is sticking with me the most is about imagining yourself on top of the whole earth. Take deep breaths into the base of your stomach and let roots grow out of your feet. With each breath the roots multiply and cover the whole earth and you fill yourself with energy.

He speaks so simply about visualization I know I'll be borrowing his words and examples. It's only 170pages and has some great picture pages so you really understand what Adam is talking about. If you've every thought you couldn't visualize or don't have a visual memory skip to chapter 7. (or if you just want to improve your visual memory)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Excerpt from Anna Karenina

"Himmlisch ist's, wenn ich bezwungen
Meine irdishe Begier;
Aber doch wenn's nicht gelungen,
Hatt'ich auch recht hubsch Plaisir!"

Heavenly it would be to conquer
My earthly lusts;
But though I've not succeeded,
I still have lots of pleasure'
-Stanza from the libretto of Die Fledermaus

I recently purchased Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky. Penguin Classics donates 50% of profits to Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I really love how this photo turned out

I was really playing around with this one. I think it looks like my camera made an abstract oil painting but with light.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


By Tina Fey

This book made me laugh hardcore on the subway. I was actually looking for excuses to make extra commutes just so I could keep reading.
She has a great way of joking and then following up with it a few chapters later just to see if you're paying attention.

I was definitely caught in fits of giggles but I held the book up proudly in front of my face. Buy this book and make everyone jealous that you are reading it.

Happy Birthday to my Aunt Alex who will be getting a copy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Anatomy of an illness (As Perceived by the Patient)

I've had this book on my shelf since it was recommended reading for my holistic studies training at TAC. My step mom picked it up for me at a second hand book shop. It's only 160pages and a nice easy read that reaffirms a lot of what I learned in class.

It has some nice quotes and shares feedback from the medical journal article that Cousins published at an earlier date.
My favourite story in the book is about a pianist who after every sleep and nap can hardly move due to arthritis but upon reaching his piano and moving his hands to his favourite songs he becomes free of the pain and chains of his illness. That alone is worth the read.

If you don't have time to read it the most important lesson is to laugh your way through life and be assertive when it comes to what you feel is best for your healing process.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The most epic novel I have read. This quote sums up how I feel about it.

William Kennedy, of New York Times Book Review:

“It’s the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race… Mr Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life.”

Although it took me about four tries over a few years to actually get past the first few chapters I'm so glad to have read it. Really an amazing book

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kensington Market

Kensington is always a good place to be on a nice day. I recommend getting a large sweet potato burrito at Big Fat Burrito, eat it in the park.