Distance and Children

When I went away to university, I never thought about the impact my absence might have on my parents.  I was going off on a new adventure.  Life beckoned and I answered the call. I missed my family, but I never really thought about how they might have missed me. After school, I came back…

Treadmill Snobbery

I think I’m a treadmill snob. When I go to the gym, my favourite thing to do is run on the treadmill. I’ve always preferred cardio to weights and running is my go-to activity for cardio. But sometimes I go a little crazy inside when I see someone doing this “thing”: They crank up the…

Circle of Life

One of the problems with the secularization of society is that it tends to shrink our communities. We focus on ourselves and our immediate family and friends.  But we don’t often look beyond the people close to us. There are a lot of problems with organized religion, but one of the things I like about…

Morning Mindfulness

For years, I’ve been hearing about the benefits of meditation. I’ve heard it from multiple sources, many different times. I kept telling myself I’ve got to try it, But I never got started. I tried it a couple of times but it didn’t stick. One of the benefits of doing the Miracle Morning SAVERS is…

Beautiful morning

I was walking my dog, Dodger, this morning. It was beautiful and sunny. It was early enough that there weren’t many people around.  Those that were, smiled and said hello. So, did I. Sometimes that’s all it takes to make it a wonderful day.   © 2019 Peter Gruner

Unlimited potential

August 1986. I was lying on the deck of a sail boat in Georgian Bay. It was evening and I was looking at the bright stars in the dark sky. My family was below deck and although there were sounds in the distance, I felt alone. In a good way. Life was full of potential.…