sheryl bee

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Category Soulful Thoughts

So Tell Me What You Want…

So tell me what you want, what you really really want.  I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. – Spice Girls Happy 1st of September.  And New Moon.  And partial solar eclipse.  Whoa! What a way to herald in a new month and the beginning of the end of summer.  A new month, a new season, back to school, close up the cottage, put away the

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Inside-Out Congruence

How many times have you stood in front of your closet, full to overflowing maybe, and thought, ugh, I have nothing to wear.  Nothing inspires me.  And then, after a try on and toss on the bed, floor, chair, trunk, you finally settle on the thing you wear most often and out you go, begrudgingly, to face the day. What if I told you there is a better way of

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What is Mindfulness?

When I told my sister that I wanted to start a mindful meditation lunch time session at school last year, she wondered if it would be o.k. because it’s a public school, and isn’t mindfulness like prayer and religious? I hadn’t thought about that question, and thankfully the short answer is that no, it’s not religious in its most simple form.  Though, many religions have mindful prayer rituals. I’ve been

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Choose Joy (Don’t Forget the Grease Paint)

Don’t Forget the Grease Paint.  That’s the title of an article written by one of my profs at the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria.  Over the last 14 years of teaching, I’ve had to remind myself of the premise of his article:  infuse what you do with joy. I’ll always remember how he started our first class.  He distributed two paper plates to each of us; didn’t

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Take a Deep Breath And… Fly

Home is my favourite place to be. End of. I love being surrounded by all of my familiar and comforts. My books, and pens and notebooks, and cushions, and bed, and mugs. My view of the river. My apartment is very small and sometimes it feels cluttered, but it’s home and I like being there. Though labels are restrictive sometimes, I will go along with these. I am a Highly

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