week 20: and repeat

I am repeating last week’s goals because they are working and I am still working on them.

Goals for the Week: 19-25 May, 2009
1. Days 34-40 of 40-day Sadhana
2. Remain organized
3. Remain calm while working through all that is on my plate.
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week 18: ease of well-being

I would say that last week was quite successful in terms of achieving my goals.

Goals for the Week: 28 April-4 May, 2009
1. Days 13-19 of 40-day Sadhana

Done. Every day. Even while in Regina for a gig. Definitely feeling the effects!

2. Spring Bling Salon prep & cleanup
Done. Lovely evening. Good comments on my work.

3. CC grant application
Done. Did not feel rushed even though it was a bit last-minute. Will find out results in late August.
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weeks 15-17: searching for sattva

The past three weeks have been pretty full: a radio interview, two readings, hiring a new administrator for JackPine, hiring an admin assistant for myself, rehearsing and devising for two projects. I found myself just trying to keep up with what I had on my plate, neglecting sleep, diet, yoga, etc. And surprise surprise, the small digestive discomfort I was having turned into a colitis flare up.

This, of course, prompted some questioning of how I’ve been doing things. In a rather intense session with my counsellor, I came to the realization that I know enough about yoga to really work on balancing my life and most importantly, to work on regaining full health. I’ve started a 40-day Sadhana with the goal of clearing this flareup and working towards balance and health in my day-to-day life.
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Poetry & Paintings: A National Poetry Month Reading


Please join us for a unique reading. The audience will travel through the studio to view art installations and hear poetry. The Willow Studio is located in the old Saskatoon News Agency/Book Store. It’s a very groovy place. Thanks to Willow manager Laura Erikson for her enthusiastic acceptance of the idea to combine poetry with visual art and home décor.

Poets:
Louise Halfe
Wynne Nicholson
Lia Pas
Kelly-Anne Riess
Glen Sorestad

I will be reading new poems written from James Wyper’s new Mantra series of paintings. James and I are both very excited about this work. Please attend if you can.

Hosted by The League of Canadian Poets & Willow Studio

Friday, April 17, 2009
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Willow Studio
148 2nd Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK

The facebook event can be found here.

week 14: continuation

Typing this from the couch on my new MacBook. I replaced my PowerBook G4 because the reed switch died and it wasn’t doing all I needed it to do anymore. I’m also typing from the couch because I have a chest cold. It hasn’t worn me out completely, but I’m being proactive and laying down at every opportunity.
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week 13: renewal

Last month was pretty hellish: bad weather, illness, mechanical/technological breakdowns, etc. But I’m feeling like I’ve come out on the other end of that now (knock on wood). In a fit of frustration last week I sat down and had a good look at all that I have on my plate. I realized that I’ve been working a regular 8-hour day plus teaching in the evenings. No wonder I’ve been getting ill! Continue reading

week 12: urgh

Last week another fire appeared for me to put out. What I think is a mild colitis flareup appeared and is still a bit active. It’s really tiring me out. My grant report is very close to being done. In fact, I think I’ll go finish it up right now.

This week’s goals:
1. finish susurrations grant report
2. recover

week 11: no more firefighting…

… I hope. I realized that the past 3 or 4 weeks I have spent a lot of time putting out fires. Things have come up that have needed to be dealt with immediately: car repairs, illnesses, computer breakdowns, etc. I am being proactive this week and focussing on one thing:

1. finish susurrations grant report.

That is all.