Author Archives: merina2013

Laughter

So how much laughing did you do today? Hm? No it’s not how much occasion did you have around you to occasion you to laugh – rather it’s what attitude you began your day with. Did you know it’d be … Continue reading

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Possession of Another

“Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, Goodbye Ruby Tuesday, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby will you be mine?” This is the language of possession, MINE! We all use it unthinkingly – gotten used to it as quite normal. Possibly used as if meaning: move closer … Continue reading

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JUDGMENT

Some years ago I was curious about the concept of judgment. I heard such differing opinions on the matter: “Judge not lest ye be judged” says the Bible. But we’re told to fear the “Last Judgment” where God judges you. … Continue reading

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Eat Slow

The slow food movement is underway. Now established in many countries around the world, the concept is simple: it’s not a good idea to rush through your meals. It’s actually much friendlier and much healthier to eat slower, eat relaxed … Continue reading

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Dreams

I was once teaching in a grade 5 class in mid-town Toronto and happened to get into what dreams mean – always a fun topic, but not something that’s spoken of in our classrooms. Even mentioning dreams is probably considered … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage

Love & Marriage “go together like a horse and carriage, This I tell ‘ya brother you can’t have one without the other. Love & Marriage, …… it’s an institute you can’t disparage, Ask the local gentry, they will say it’s … Continue reading

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I’m Beautiful

Once upon a time many years ago when I was taking a dream interpretation course in Toronto with my teacher Emy Allavena, in one session one of the middle aged women who was usually very particular about her appearance came … Continue reading

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It takes a village

It takes a village to raise a child. Ours might be the first generation with such a large number of single parent families. Historically it’s really unheard of, you know. The pressure on a parent to stay together “for the … Continue reading

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To Speak or not to speak

So I’m sitting next to this guy in a large packed auditorium – 500 people plus. No extra chairs – glad I flagged the one I’m on. Glad, till I take a deeper breath, and “Oh my! What’s that smell?” … Continue reading

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Dead man walking

Dead man walking My mother comes from a small village in Latvia. As I was growing up this is a story that she related occasionally to the family, which she says was true. One day, a man who used to … Continue reading

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