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Flânerie: the Benefits of Aimless Idle Behavior

May 22, 2017 | 12 Comments

I propose that periods of aimless idle behavior or flânerie, are necessary for a life of purpose. flâ·ne·rie ˌflän(ə)ˈrē/ noun aimless idle behavior. We cannot go full steam forever. We cannot endlessly produce with joy without time to slow and notice and absorb from our surroundings. We cannot consistently serve others without periods of being […]

Finding Space for my Soul to Rest

May 7, 2017 | 10 Comments

She reaches her hand out to me several times as we watch together, needing a touch of comfort. The film is based on the true story of young Ugandan girl who becomes a chess champion in the middle of poverty and struggle. “It hurts so much,” my 11 year old says and I understand. She […]

Learning to Listen for a Life of Purpose, Health & JOY

May 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

I knew within two weeks of meeting my husband in Québec that I would marry him. It was not a logical choice – he was a Francophone on a student visa from West Africa and didn’t speak any English; I spoke limited high school French. He was a carnivorous athlete; I a vegan book lover – about as […]

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