How do you feel about criticism? Is it helpful? Does it just make you feel bad about yourself? Does it matter how it is given? Would you rather live without it? … More Taking criticism
I found this today while looking through some of my bits and pieces of writing from long ago. It’s about one of my favourite places–my Grandma’s house: I remember sitting on a stool in the sun-dappled warmth of my Grandma’s kitchen. As she kneaded bread I would peer at the deep purple and yellow pansies … More Grandma is Home
A brief list of author Sharan Bazant’s sensory memories of Thailand. … More Memories of Thailand
What is a friend? One definition includes the phrases ‘having a close relationship, bond or attachment’ and another says ‘considering another’s well-being to be as valuable as your own.’ I’m a Taurus and true, lifelong friendships are important to me. I try to be honest in my relationships as I hope others will be honest … More Friendship
This morning I picked sweet peas from my garden—brilliant red; the heavenly scent of my grandmother’s kitchen in summer. I baked an angel food cake—a sweet, frothy treat for my family on Canada Day. While it was baking and cooling I re-watched the movie Eat Pray Love. All three activities provided nourishment for my soul. In the … More Removing Obstacles
Since returning to Canada in 2005 my husband and I have been taking ballroom and latin dance lessons. You might think, “They must be professional dancers by now with all those studio classes under their belts.” Well, you would be wrong. Dancing is one of those things you can study for years and still have … More Dancing Lessons
Mothering is tough and messy long days, long nights. Giving birth, nurturing, sacrificing parts of yourself. You love these gorgeous humans made in your image. You wish upon a star for them. You teach them to have ideals, courage, wisdom, respect for others, ambitions, humility, compassion. But you are still you With all your faults … More Mother’s Day Rumination
It is award season for the films of 2018 and people are liberally casting opinions about the movies they loved or hated. When it comes to the genre of film it seems that we all become armchair critics. Is that fair? What about artistry in acting, directing, visuals etc.? What constitutes an award-winning movie? What … More What is worthy of your time and attention?
Hi Everyone, Welcome to my blog. I will be sharing my thoughts, my adventures, lessons learned from a life fully-lived and excerpts from the first draft of my memoir Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. I hope you will join me on my journey and gain some wisdom from my insights.
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton