flower“The joy of Being, which is the only true happiness, cannot come to you through any form, possession, achievement, person, or event–through anything that happens.  That joy cannot come to you–ever.  It emanates from the formless dimension within you, from consciousness itself and thus is one with who you are.”

…a quote from  A New Earth, Awakening to your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle


The Joy of Being..


Spring Giddiness

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I saw the daffodils out at my Dad’s place on the river this morning, bending their heads under the snowy blankets, almost as if hiding, looking content to sleep just a bit longer.  Rumi’s poem reminds me that even though it may feel comforting to cross back through that doorway and lay in the warm comfort of what we know, there is a whole world out there to experience.  Spring brings with it an infectious energy that I know I can harness, acting as a catalyst to propel me through that doorway into those new growing spaces in my life that I have been trying to hide from.  And even before I spotted the daffodils, I seemed to be doing the same thing as they just as the sun rose.  As i lay in bed under the warm and cozy covers looking out at the beautiful lake just outside my window in the pale gray morning light, with the soft snow floating from the sky (like the small dancing particles in Rumi’s poem), i kept telling myself that it was time to get up, get moving.  But I was somewhat paralyzed by the comfort of my bed, not wanting to shock my body by the cold morning air.  I kept telling myself, “just another minute, just another minute…”, but meanwhile, i had a list of projects calling my name, to get me started towards my new life, projects that i never seem to have enough time for during the week.  I literally had to say out loud – get out of bed Laura, get moving, here’s your chance! and i’m like nooooo, i’m so warm and cozy, but at the same time incredulous that i was having this battle with myself.  ha haa… So, to commence with Spring, no more “thinking about it”, let’s throw back the blankets together and start creating the life that we LOVE.  Spring is here!



Steph asked that I share Robb Wolf’s, the Paleo Solution and wanted to know if we would join her on the Paleo Solution cleanse she’s starting Monday.  I immediately texted, sure why not…when Steph suggests anything concerning nutrition, I’m all ears!  In the 20 or so odd years of knowing each other, she’s always doled out the best nutritional advice.


The very next thought?  If I’m putting up something Paleo, there’s NO way I can’t give mention to our sweet cousin Arsy’s new book that just came out.  the Paleo Slow Cooker…it’s been such a hit, the first run sold out immediately!!  Congratulations Arsy on all the hard work I know went into this.  Being on the other side of the world, I keep up with her through her cute, fun and informative paleo recipe and lifestyle blog, Rubies and Radishes. Her book is sold on Amazon.  Click directly on images to buy Arsy or Robb’s book from Amazon.



Laura told me BUTTERFLIES are said to be symbols of transformation. I found him sitting outside on the floor of my balcony and walked past him several days without collecting him. Finally, then, I decided to bend down and pick him up. I figured, if he hadn’t blown away he must still be there for a reason.

Central Asian, Aztec, Zaire, and New Zealand cultures associate the butterfly with the soul, even Christianity depicts Jesus holding a butterfly in Christian art. They are said to represent soul journeys, journeys we all take through the course of our lifetime.