This weekend, I was at a yoga retreat in Collingwood. As some of you know I’ve been hemming and hawing about finishing my novel and the time away helped me make that decision. I made a lot of other decisions too. Time away can give one much-needed perspective.
I wrote about that all in my latest piece, How to Never Hate Your Life, at 1010 Park Place.
The super healthy vegan, gluten-free food at the retreat was amazing. Like ridiculously tasty and filling. But I also learned that I really really really like cheese and carbs and a good steak after a day of physical activity. I’ve moved in and out of vegetarianism and, at one point, was a gluten-free, alcohol-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free vegan (friends just love having you over for dinner when you tell them you are that…) but I really love having, say, jerk chicken poutine as a treat. On the drive home, I may or may not have stopped for a fresh chocolate chip cookie. And then I may or may not have gone to a Super Bowl party where I hung out beside the pulled pork. It’s good to know one’s self…
While I was at the retreat, I finished The Desire Map. My Core Desired Feelings for 2017 are: