Olive

By Lynda Shadbolt We are all given a lot in life that we don’t understand. Things that we don’t necessarily want. Life is not always fair even or just. We can’t control everything. What we can do is…

Hope

by Lynda Shadbolt Published May 19 2020 By the time this article comes out we will be in about day 57 of our social distancing. All of us have had moments or days of fear…

Welcome to the Haliburton Club

By Janet Trull Special to the Echo I am starting a club. As a kid I belonged to a comic book club. Everyone brought their favourite comic books to swap. We talked about who would…

An educated society

By Lynda Shadbolt Like thousands of students across Ontario our daughter was sent home from university in mid-March. With three weeks of classes still to be had her professors were quick to organize Zoom and…

When the cottage is off limits

By Janet Trull In troubled times the family cottage seems like a sanctuary. But last week Doug Ford asked people to stay away from their seasonal residences so they do not overwhelm small communities with…

Together apart

By Lynda Shadbolt The world needs music and art now more than ever. We need the beauty the inspiration the creativity the aliveness the hope. We've been physical distancing for two weeks and we are…

Choose love

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Calm and centred

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Little bits of good

By Lynda Shadbolt It seems that everywhere I go in the county these days I run into another young interesting and interested person who has come back from college university or travelling to live in…

Yell peace!

By Lynda Shadbolt In yoga and meditation we often talk about working with the two dimensions of our being “the form and the formless.” Eckhart Tolle talks about this at length in his teachings. “The…

From a Kolomeyka to Lemon Bucket Orkestra

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Jan. 28 2020 Sometimes in life you do things just so you can be around certain people. Perhaps they inspire you or are fun or have great energy and you just…

Column: Joyful effort

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Jan. 14 2019 Jim and I were on our way home from Kingston on the weekend and as we drove north on Highway 62 he spotted a barred owl sitting in…

Jann Arden

By Lynda Shadbolt This article is dedicated to you. You who looks after a parent a spouse a child a friend or if you are someone in need of a little cheer and inspiration. Or…

Faith in the small

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Nov. 26 2019 The yogis have always said “there are causes and conditions for everything. Some people are born naturally flexible some are born with tight hamstrings some inherited certain body…

The quiet and stillness

My friend and I went for a hike in the Queen Elizabeth Wildlands Park the other day. It was yet another beautiful fall morning. The air was fresh the sky was blue and the fall…

Katherine

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Oct. 15 2019 Richard WAGAMESE (1955- 2017) was an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in Northwest Ontario who is recognized as a foremost First Nations author and storyteller. I am…

What is Downtown Haliburton?

By Cindy Campbell BIA I have had the privilege of writing this column for The Echo for almost two years now. I say privilege because not everyone has a platform to say the most wonderful…

Practice

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Sept. 17 2019 This article comes to you from Beausoleil Island which is located a 15-minute boat ride from Honey Harbour in Georgian Bay. I’ve been working at a yoga and…

Goodbye

By Lynda Shadbolt Published Sept. 3 2019 As I sit to write this article I’m sitting on a dock overlooking beautiful Drag Lake. I’m looking after a friend’s dogs while they drop their daughter off…

The renovation

By Lynda Shadbolt Jim and I bought our house overlooking The Great Green Meadow 30 years ago. I just can’t believe that much time has passed! We walked into the house with our really lovely…