Miracles

By Lynda Shadbolt Someone recently said to me, “Look for miracles, not problems.”I was thinking about that as I worked in our garden starting to clean it up for the winter. A garden is a…

And then a door opened

By Lynda Shadbolt Sometimes when I write a story I worry I won’t do it justice. So I take a deep breath and carry on. I imagine myself being guided by love and trust that…

Mavis Staples, a force of love

By Lynda Shadbolt I am dedicating 2022 to love.To paying attention to how my life plays out when I live in a state of being a loving presence. Of noticing what happens when I let…

Attentiveness

By Lynda Shadbolt I’ve been writing these articles since the beginning of 2010 and have written more than 300 pieces to date. Former editor, Jenn Watt originally asked me to write about the benefits of…

A strong spirit

By Lynda Shadbolt I am sitting on a magnificent rock on Beausoleil Island in Georgian Bay. I’ve been leading two spring yoga retreats for the London YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, and it is our first…

Welcome summer and new businesses

By Angelica BlenichWithout a doubt everyone is happy when the sun is shining.With winter being a distant memory and the arrival of summer just a week away, you can see an extra bounce in people’s…

Happily choosing

By Lynda Shadbolt Metta is a word in the Pali language that has been translated as boundless friendliness, general benevolence or goodwill, and loving kindness to everyone. There are many phrases that can be used…

Eagles and swallows

By Lynda Shadbolt It’s Earth Day and Jim and I are at our friend’s cottage. We spent the day outside walking and looking for birds. Spring migration is underway and new species arrive daily.Jim and…

Remember the deeper presence of love

By Lynda Shadbolt I just went to pick up my husband who had spent the day with his good friend, collecting and boiling sap. So far they have made four litres of maple syrup. They…

Peace

By Lynda Shadbolt This is how I start my daily meditation practice these days. I take a few moments to really arrive and settle onto my cushion or chair. I just sit quietly and sense…

Samadhi

By Lynda Shadbolt I love the end of a yoga class when the instructor invites us to lie down, cover ourselves up, get super comfortable and close our eyes. The final relaxation posture is called…

Grow!

By Lynda Shadbolt Happy New Year to everyone! I am wishing all of you the very best for a healthy and love-filled year!A friend sent me a quote that said 2022 is like a book…

PSS

By Lynda Shadbolt Jim and I live in our home at the end of Riverside where we have been for 31 years. It is our little piece of paradise in the world. We overlook the…

The Light

By Lynda Shadbolt I’ve been taking a course with Robert Holden and Caroline Myss that is about this holy season of light that we are in right now. Every year at this time there are…

The blue heart

My good friend “D” was in a serious biking accident in September. He received outstanding care from the moment the Haliburton County Paramedics arrived to help him up, to our local doctors who took care…

Rudolph

By Lynda Shadbolt My husband and I have a new “shop” that was added onto our house when we built a place for my parents to live. Having a space to work and a place…

The conductor

By Lynda Shadbolt There are so many healing modalities that are available to help us live a healthy life, to support us as we recover from an injury or illness and to just help guide…

My Soul

By Lynda Shadbolt Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 – c. 495 BC) was an ancient Ionian Greek philosopher and a master mathematician. I heard Robert Holden, a British psychologist and author of many books, talk about Pythagoras…

Hello hello, Haliburton

By Grace Oborne My name is Grace and this week is my first week working with the Echo. I’ll be here throughout the summer, and I could not be more excited. Despite that excitement, I’m…

Highland Wood and Hyland Crest love

By Lynda Shadbolt Greetings readers of this column! I hope you are well and finding ways to stay connected, safe and focused on being positive and hopeful in these unique times. We all inspire, support…