The Benefits of Slow Walking

  A few weeks ago, I wrote about the benefits of wandering. Recently, at the meditation and writing retreat with Natalie Goldberg, we practiced slow walking before writing, and I mean very slow, at about a quarter of our regular speed. Natalie writes in her book,...

Visual Stories and Poems with David duChemin

In my last post, I shared some highlights from an all-day seminar (through the Latow Photography Guild) with world and humanitarian photographer David duChemin, on the topic of voice. Today, I’ll share with you what he had to say about story. One of the...

On Vision with David duChemin

  As many of you already know, David duChemin is one of my favourite photographer/writers. I found out just last week that he would be presenting all weekend at the Art Gallery of Burlington (courtesy of the Latow Photography Guild), less than an hour from where...

The Contemplative Experience from a Psychology Lens

  The word contemplation means to consider with attention and compassion what’s happening in the moment. I’ve always been a contemplative type and drawn to others who exemplify these qualities, people like Thomas Merton, John O’Donohue, and Mary...

The Third Act – Creativity, Flexibility, and Perseverance

  This is the third post in a series on The Third Act, that final third of life often called retirement. In the first post we talked about the word retirement, and cultural expectations around this time of life. I introduced Dr. Mario Martinez, author of the The...

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