Category Archives: Healthy(ish) Mind

Dec 21, 2017 What’s next?

I don’t know.

I think I may get this feeling of not knowing what to do next at every year end, but I’m not sure.

I tend to believe that whatever state I’m in, is the state I’ve always been in, and will always be in.

Extreme living in the moment.

Anyway, here I am, and I’m not working. Not creating, not marketing, not planning, nothing, just taking care of house, family and life stuff.

OMG, I just heard myself!

I have work that allows me to take time off and focus on my house, family and life stuff and I’m complaining.

So embarrassed, sorry.

I thought I was having a hard time. Really did, but you guys are good. A big thank you for the reality check.

I have a great life, and the fact that I don’t know what’s coming next can be exciting.

It can be anything! Ooooo, I wonder what it will be …

Okay, now that my head’s on right, let’s recap 2017 and make room for whatever’s coming up.

I need a moment here to consult with my social media feed because I forget …

… Okay, I’m back, and my goodness, a lot happened this year!

  • Everyday People Cartoons was picked up by GoComics
  • I started writing a book. Its working title is: Enough.
  • I stopped writing Enough because I was commissioned to create a book about mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for Adams Media (Simon & Schuster).
  • The book was created and released in the same year. It’s called Unlightenment, A Guide to Higher Consciousness for Everyday People.
  • I was on a panel at Craftadian’s Maker Conference.
  • I submitted to The New Yorker again, and got rejected again.
  • I gave a talk at The Toronto Public Library.
  • I participated in The One of a Kind Show.
  • I celebrated the release of Unlightenment with a party, which I didn’t cancel, which is a really big deal because I have party hosting insecurities, fear, and bizarro beliefs about guest lists.
  • I began Everyday People Mail. A quarterly, subscription based, snail mail surprise. Subscription numbers were low, profits were nil, but I consider it a huge success because I’ve wanted to do this for many years, and I’m very proud of what I created and mailed out.
  • I applied for an Ontario Arts Council grant for Enough, and although the odds of getting this grant are low, I have a feeling I’m going to get it. I’ll let you know in spring of 2018 when I find out.

I could go on.


When I began this post, I legit felt that I was having a hard time.



I’m going to sit in the not knowingness for a bit, and look forward to whatever 2018 brings!

Nov 9, 2017 Best article ever!

Interviews offer many opportunities for things to go wrong.

The reporter can misunderstand or misquote.

The person being reported on can misinform and misdirect.

That’s why when an interview goes well, and then the article is crisp, it’s cause for celebration!

This is one of those articles, and I can’t thank Meredith Lepore and Levo League for making my first Unlightenment article a wonderful one! Except for one tiny little thing, I’m not sure I can live up to being called the satirist of modern day mindfulness, that title sounds like it would require me to dress better than I do, and not mumble aloud while running errands.


Here’s the article

Sep 15, 2017 The Kind of Yoga I Like

I love the practice of yoga.

Not the kind of yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

I prefer a different kind.

One where the instructor is cautious and makes sure that everyone is striving for their personal edge, but not beyond.

One that I can do anywhere at anytime, like the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario as I did last year.

One where I wear my most comfortable clothes, and no one cares (or likely even notices) that they’re a tad ratty.

One that I can do anywhere, even in the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario.

That’s the kind of yoga I love, and that’s the kind of yoga I’ll be talking about at Booth 429B at the Yoga and Wellness Show at the Enercare Centre in Toronto on September 30 and October 1, 2017.

There will also be people there that love yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

But if there’s one thing that yoga has taught me, it’s that peace of mind and well being are for everyone, even those that do things different than me.

Tickets for the show, which include: classes, shopping, samples, giveaways, and food can be purchased at

Jul 20, 2017 Food Infused with Negative Energy

I eat out a lot, and buy a lot of prepared foods.
It’s my biggest indulgence.
Usually, the people who work behind the counter,
serving me my extravagant nourishments
are lovely, or fine, or just putting in an honest days work.
Occasionally, the person behind the counter offends me,
transferring their wretched misery into my chocolate croissant,
infusing it with so much negative energy that after making a hasty retreat
I realize that I can’t stomach the pastry, and throw it out.
Sometimes, (in my mind) I rage against the person behind the counter.
Lately, I recognize that my reaction to their negativity is a message from
my inner people telling me that they’d like me to take a breathe,
and tune into what I need to do to take care of myself.
Because that’s my job, and not the job of the people behind the counter.

Apr 21, 2017 Body Image Boost

How many articles of clothing do you have in your closet that don’t fit anymore?
I have about a dozen.
Everyday I look at them and I feel bad about how much I weigh.
So today, this very day, I’m giving my body image a boost!
If it’s too tight to wear today, this very day, it’s going to be donated.