The customer waves me over. Sizing me up he says: you’re new here, aren’t you? No, I say, almost a year. Hmmm, don’t know ya, but that’s okay, got something to tell ya. My name’s...
July 24, 2013 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under fun and games, guns, jo-ann svensson, peace, violence Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on It’s All Fun and Games
On Marine Drive, one block past Capilano Road, is a sign: Hope Road Closed. The street in question has not been open for years yet the sign always makes me smile. It reminds me of Anne...
May 19, 2013 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under hope, jo-ann svensson, orchid, trust Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Orchid: A Tale of Hope and Trust
Have you ever been asked what ten books you would take to a deserted island? I tend to compose answers to this even when not prompted—the joy of musing over well-loved treasures is,...
April 18, 2013 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under Conscious Creativity, jo-ann svensson Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Conscious Creativity
I was thinking about the word ‘no’ the other day. That is, the no you use to set up boundaries … then again, is there any other way to use it? No, to more ice cream; no, to unwelcome...
November 25, 2012 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under jo-ann svensson, The Power of No Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Power of No
Some years ago in the midst of a rather dark time, I found my perception of self worth markedly low. The usual methods of therapy—writing, meditation, exercise—were not working...
June 5, 2012 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under jo-ann svensson, self worth Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Interconnectedness of Self-worth
Was this a betrayal, or was it an act of courage? Perhaps both. Neither one involves forethought: such things take place in an instant, in an eyeblink. This can only be because they...
April 9, 2012 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under betrayal, courage, jo-ann svensson Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Remembered Dance: Acts of Courage or Betrayal?
He walked up to me as I sat on the bench, enjoying the sun and the people watching. He was a thin man — “all bones” mom would say — wearing loose, well-worn clothes, dirty sneakers...
November 7, 2011 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under codependence, connection, creative, human, jo-ann svensson Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Human Dance
I was talking with an acquaintance the other day about the difference between selfish behaviour and taking healthy care of self. She, a medical professional, was irritated by the lack...
July 29, 2011 by Jo-Ann Svensson Under conscious living, jo-ann svensson, self care, selfish Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
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