The Wind of Change
As winter approaches – shivering just writing those words – the talk around my office in the last few days has been on vacation. The weather is a preoccupation of most Canadians that I know. They will often start a conversation commenting about the “crappy,” “awesome,” “crazy” or “nice” weather being experienced in the particular moment.
After most of these comments, the follow-up is “wish I was somewhere warm” or “going South this year?” If the weather is “nice,” then a “shoot, why can’t it stay like this all the time?” is the wish. Shivering I am as the chill takes over the air here in Edmonton, Alberta. The Fall heat that friends of mine are posting and talking about on Facebook in places such as Toronto, is not happening this side of Canada.
Kitten In The Skies
Last February, we ‘escaped’ the freezer for three weeks, my daughter, Kitten and I. We travelled to Jamaica where we celebrated my 50th birthday and the family and friends got a chance to meet and play with the baby. It was a good three weeks, some moments better than others as it goes on any vacation.
What was best about it for me is that we opened Kitten’s appetite, I hope, for travel. She did very well on the plane both ways, interacting with fellow passengers and hardly noticed when the planes took off or landed. Unlike several children, same age and older than her, who cried and wailed as their ear drums plugged or fear overtook them, our girl was busy playing on my Tablet or smothering us with kisses.
Regular readers know that on a Friday we have one post, which is this one and it is a Roundup of the Best Posts of the week. The top three, sometimes four, articles that had the most visits and comments are highlighted for you to catch up on what you might have missed or did not have time to leave your thoughts about. This week, the No. 1 article was “Before I Die: 5 Life Lessons For My Granddaughter,” and one of those was that she should continue what we started in February – travel:
Travel far and wide, as much as you can. Never be bounded by borders – not physical or mental ones. Jump in your car and drive to new places on lovely summer weekends. Take a train trip. Go for a boat ride as well. Visit Ghana – the land of your father’s birth. Dance to the beat of Reggae in the country of my birth and be sure to see the Ukraine where your mother made her entry. Fly baby girl!
Read the full article and share your five tips on living well for your child or grandchild in the comments below.
Rising Vibe – Wellness, Oneness and Living Fully
The second most visited and read article this week was “A September To Remember For More Reasons Than One.” Mondays to Thursdays we have two posts each day – one in the morning that sets the tone for the day and highlights an item or two of news related to our conversation.
In this case, the second place post, was an introduction of something or someone interesting. Neelma Tashfeen was the person being introduced – our newest Contributor and a very beautiful young woman, inside and out, from Pakistan. She was making her début here with her first article “Wellness And Pakistani Women: It’s A Class Thing” and writing about this, my intention was to remind you and myself that there is beauty in everyone and everything. Check out Neelma’s first post and Subscribe to receive updates of her future posts.
The third most read post of this week has an almost invisible connection to the two earlier ones; that is if you are attuned to the energy of our writings here as well as to that permeating through the world at this time. Wellness, Oneness and Living Fully are emerging themes across our world and they are quietly influencing relationships, careers, nutrition and even travel. “4 Insidious Risk To Women’s Wellness That You Need Know,” brought to the forefront physical and emotional issues affecting the lives and wellness of women today.
As the world turns, more information is available to help women create a more balanced, wholistic and fulfulling lives wherever they live and within their current means. Not all of us can jump on a plane and take off to one of the exotic wellness resorts featured in this article published in Travel Weekly. Wellness tourism is one of the fastest growing sub-sectors of the tourism industry, one that has many faces and possibilities for women including those with a lot of money and those who cannot afford a luxurious or expensive getaways. This website has information for those who fall somewhere between.
Those who cannot afford to buy a ticket to relaxation can and must find inexpensive ways to de-stress or simply chill. As I suggested to my granddaughter in that post – jump in your car, take a bus or a train and just go somewhere, anywhere for a few hours, see the sights and allow your Soul to roam and bask in the beauty of the place however near or far it is from home.
Neelma mentioned in her article that wellness is not a right upheld by the society or authorities for working class women of Pakistan. However, even for them and working class women, all women anywhere, wellness is a birthright and every woman can and must in her own way claim it.
I hope you do just that this weekend. Here in Canada, it is another long weekend for us – Labour Day Weekend – and I most certainly will find ways to greater wellness over the next few days. Do check out my upcoming FREE Webinar for Young Women, when one of the several issues to be discussed is how to lead a well life on no budget. Share it with a friend who you feel might benefit from such a conversation. [tweetthis]Check out this FREE Webinar for young women, under 35, and get some life-changing tips![/tweetthis]
Be blessed and be blessings to everyone you come into contact with today, until we meet again tomorrow.