Category Archives: Spiritual Reflection

Encountering the Self through Writing Spiritual Memoir

Judy is offering her Spiritual Autobiography course online! Yahoo! Dates: September 10 — October 8, 2017 Description: While most writing workshops tell us to write about what we know, it turns out that in spiritual memoir, or autobiography, we can … Continue reading

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Staying Awake to Who I Am

It’s interesting how the cliché that life is not a destination but a journey resonates with deeper meaning for us from time to time. When one chooses to step off of a well-trodden path (and we have chosen to step … Continue reading

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Boularderie Island Walkabout

I live on an island (Boularderie) within an island (Cape Breton). That’s a pretty unusual thing in itself. In fact, I seem to have a history of finding myself living on islands throughout my life. I was born in Montreal, … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Many have read this book and written about it. It was #1 on the NY Times bestseller list and is recommended reading for those involved with bioethics and other ethical issues, physicians, researchers, etc. For those unfamiliar with it, the … Continue reading

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Such Gratitude For Our Larger Selves (Cells)

One of our commitments, when we decided to make some changes in our lives that resulted in Nicky leaving full-time employment and our choosing to live in a tiny house, was to spend more time with family and friends and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Renewal Retreat

Please Note: We are considering cancelling this workshop due to low number of participants. If you are planning to come and haven’t let us know yet, please email us at nickyandjudy@gmail.com before Friday, April 29th. Hoping we can still make … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way

As we’ve begun to explore the woods behind Tiny on Shanti’s daily walks, we have been struck by the difference between walking here, in Ross Ferry, NS, and walking the Camino. The Camino has drawn pilgrims for thousands of years. … Continue reading

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Taking Time to Reminisce …

About fifteen months ago we set off to walk part of the Camino de Santiago trail to mark a significant transition in our lives. As we reached the post one year mark, we realized that we hadn’t continued to reflect … Continue reading

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From Pilgrimage to Odyssey

As we continue to reflect on the impact our Camino experience has in our lives beyond it, we see so many unexpected parallels and implications. Most recently we have become aware of how the process of choosing to have a … Continue reading

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Looking for the Little Yellow Arrow…

One of the things we soon took for granted on the Camino was that we knew we would find our way. Initially we did carry some stress about this though. We had promised ourselves, before hopping on a plane to … Continue reading

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