Seven hearts

By Lynda Shadbolt I was having a “terrible, horrible, very bad, no good day” (have you ever read the children’s book by Judith Viorst – it is a good one!). It was early September and…

Combatting misinformation

By Erin Kernohan-Berning Throughout the pandemic we have been made to think about something that we normally don’t really think too much about – how things like viruses spread. It might feel strange to some…

The outdoor potlucks

By Lynda Shadbolt In his book, Embers - One Ojibway’s Meditations, Richard Wagamese has a chapter on Gratitude. In one of his entries he says “he is learning that happiness is an emotion that’s a…

Day 87

By Lynda Shadbolt Published June 16 2020 We all have stories we’ll tell about our time in this pandemic. How we spent our time what we learned about ourselves what was important every day and…

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

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 10.2px; font: 38.5px Palatino}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 10.2px; font: 10.0px Palatino}p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 4.5px; line-height: 10.2px; font:…

Calm and centred

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 10.2px; font: 38.5px Palatino}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.0px; line-height: 10.2px; font: 10.0px Palatino} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.3px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 43.0px;…

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…