Christopher Plummer’s Passion

I recently listened to Jian Ghomeshi’s interview with 81 year old Canadian actor Christopher Plummer and found Plummer’s perspective on ‘work’ fascinating. Ghomeshi started out by reading the list of projects Plummer is currently involved in and asked: “I get pleasantly exhausted reading what you’ve been up to lately.  What fuels you to work so hard these days?”  Plummer responded:  “First of all … Continue reading

passion and adventure

I believe that no one can be happy living a life of conformity and routine.   Life is far too important to be lived without passion and adventure.   Danika and I dedicated a category on this blog to the exploration of the world around us, because we find that our lives are enriched by new experiences.    Is there … Continue reading

tap into your imagination

Most of my childhood years were spent playing make believe.    I would use blankets over furniture to create tents in which I lived imaginary adventures.   Visiting the dentist’s office would inspire me to play receptionist, taking calls and scribbling appointments in my calendar.    My brother and I would wear horse riding helmets and use our living room couch as an imaginary horse.  Whether it … Continue reading

source of happiness

“There can be no sense of security in your existence when it depends upon outside factors, for the unpredictable changes of reality can never be controlled.  The solution is to find a source of happiness beyond pleasure, since pleasure seeking can never be independent of outside stimulus.” From  The Path to Love by Deepak Chopra

you feel it, don’t you?

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you? Rumi

Seek That

There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine. O traveler, if you are in search of That Don’t look outside, look inside yourself and seek That. An excerpt from ‘Rumi, Thief of Sleep’

Those Who Inspire Us: Amy Corner

Once in a while, Danika and I like to profile the people in our lives who inspire us to live a happy and fulfilled life.   One such person is my good friend Amy.   What I most admire about Amy is her kind heart and her free spirit.   I could tell you a lot more, but … Continue reading

Spitalfields Life

I recently stumbled upon a blog about life in Spitalfields, which I have come to understand is an area in the East End of London, England. The blog is called Spitalfields Life and one post in particular caught my attention. The post I am referring to is a story and profile of a man named … Continue reading

Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin is the author of a very successful book titled The Happiness Project. I have not read the book but I have started to dive into the ocean of content on her site and, quite honestly, I’m drowning! She has so much to share and one could literally dedicate a week’s vacation to consuming … Continue reading

you hold the answer

“One of the advantages of being born in an affluent society is that if one has any intelligence at all, one will realize that having more and more won’t solve the problems, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships:  The answer lies within ourselves.  If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s … Continue reading