Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Sophia Moment – Timing Quality

The qualities and characteristics of Sophia moments include: timing, way opening/way closing and they originate in our inner and outer world. In this blog entry, I will address the timing quality. The Greeks had two definitions for time. “Chronos” time or chronological time is time as we typically define it in our culture. This is time that is scheduled, managed, organized and programmed into our “to do” lists and blackberries. “Kairos time”, the other Greek definition of time, is more fitting

What Are Sophia Moments?

Sophia moments is the unexpected discovery of fortunate circumstances and events that occur when we need them the most. Here is an example of a Sophia Moment from my book: It was 1981. I had received word that my Dad had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. We were living in Edmonton, Alberta, which was about 3000 miles away from home. I didn’t know a lot about the disease, for very little was known about it at that time. “The only accurate diagnosis is upon death

Origin of the Book’s Title

One of my favorite beach activities is scavenging for beach glass. Beach glass is created when broken shards of glass become smooth, frosted, and precious, transformed by the gentle lapping of water and the persistent rubbing of sand. Typically, I find brown, white, and sometimes green beach glass but rarely blue. Blue glass is a rare find indeed! For me, finding blue beach glass is like discovering the extraordinary in the everyday joys and difficulties of life. Similar to the

Archetypes

Archetypes can be compared to a seed. There is already a pattern encoded at an individual level that knows it will eventually turn into a tomato plant or petunia. Human beings are attuned to 1, 2 or 3 archetypes. How archetypes manifest at the individual level varies from person to person. For example, the healer archetype is my predominant archetype and has manifested in me as a counsellor and therapist. For others, it may germinate as a doctor, nurse or psychiatrist. Evidence of an archetype

Book Talk/Book Launch

I am very excited and looking forward to the Book Talk/Book Launch for Finding Blue Beach Glass on October 16th, 2:00 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Public Library!