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Visual Soliloquy #95 When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do…

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. –Walt Disney

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Visual Soliloquy #94 Any place worth its salt has a ‘parking problem’…

Anyplace worth its salt has a ‘parking problem’–James Castle

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Visual Soliloquy #93 We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are…

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not. –Tony Robbins

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Visual Soliloquy #91 Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go…

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”–Karen Ravn

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Kili Karuna Conclusion

Happy Midsummer’s Night’s Eve, I know it’s been awhile since I wrote. It always seemed that Sunday evening snuck up on me and I was out of gas to write. The past few weeks have been filled with dental surgery, … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna: The Stories are in the Telling

Jambo to All and Happy Birthday to my Niece Rayne, A story saves a life a little at a time by making us see and hear and taste our lives and dreams more deeply. A story does not rescue life … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #21

Happy One Month to my Birthday, ☺ The team completed its last training hike today with a front side, back side, back side, front side on Signal Hill. Since the weather was gorgeous and we started a little later than … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #20

Happy May 2-4 Weekend!, It’s a funny holiday in Canada. Celebrating Queen Victoria’s Birthday, May 24th, the holiday is set as the closest Monday to May 24th without going over. So this year, even though May 24 actually falls on … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #19

Happy Mother’s Day, Seven days later, the weather on Signal Hill was not nearly as hospitable. We traded warm sunshine for fog, drizzle, freezing rain, and ice pellets. The wind scoured the hills as if trying to scratch an itch … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #18

Good Monday Morning, I’m late. It doesn’t happen often as my dad taught me that punctuality was right up there with godliness. I’m so on time that a friend once said, “TA, if you are a minute late, I think … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #17

Good Evening, I know I’m dedicated to weekly updates when I sit down to write one at 10:47 pm when every cell in my body is screaming out, “I want to go to bed.” But since there was already one … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #16

Happy 111th Day of the Year, Life seems to vacillate between mountaintops and valleys. Though frequently I think, we wish it would stick only to the peaks. My week had both summits and canyons, often in close proximity to each … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #15

Hello April Showers, The snow is beating a hasty retreat with all the rain and warm temperatures. As people are thinking of warmth and gardens and summer, I dream of cold, high places. Hmm–I may have to do something about … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #14

Greetings from a Gorgeous Sunday Afternoon, We’ve been treated to a most delightful weekend of weather this weekend. The warm sunshine is breathing energy and light into my winter weary cells. The Newfoundland WOKies (Women of Kilimanjaro) had a fabulous … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #13

Happy Festival of Hygieia (Greek Goddess of Health), Just in from an inspired run on a delightful Sunday morning. Soft flakes of gently falling snow rubbed shoulders with the flowing angular light of post equinox inviting me to fall under … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #12

Happy Easter and Spring to All, It was a whirlwind week that alternated between flurries of activity and hours of sitting “doing nothing.” I spent as much of the week as I could, in a meditation retreat learning to work … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #11

Happy Break in the Storm to Everyone, One year ago, I was very nervous. I was leaving the next day to fly to Nepal to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Everest. My heart went out to all the … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #10

Happy Ides of March to All, Hopefully we all fare better than Caesar as we approach this year’s ides. I’m tired tonight so this will likely be short update unless I catch a sixth or seventh wind. Another training phase … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #9

Happy March! Phil Alcock, puts me through my paces at the Core Health Spa, and I shot some footage of this week’s training. Yesterday, I cut it into a montage to highlight how I’m using functional fitness techniques to strengthen … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #8

Happy Leap Year to All, I had a great training week with lots of energy and focus–that was a treat. I traded off my cement legs for the week and enjoyed a sense of greater strength throughout my entire body. … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #7

Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to All, There is magic in a moon shadow. That there can be enough light in the dark to cast a shadow sometimes defies logic and inspires a sense of “the special.” Five of us braved … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #6

Heartfelt Greetings to All, My thoughts are buzzing around in my head and quickly plugging the outlet as they compete to come out through my fingers. I’m listening to Con Te Partirò (Time to Say Good-Bye). It was one of … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #5

Howdy from St. John’s, I sit to write once again with a heavy and saddened heart. My friend and colleague, Frank Butler, passed away suddenly this week. He was well loved by so many of his students and colleagues. He … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #4

Greetings from a Frosty Sunday Evening, I’m sunk into my chair. I guess you are getting the idea that I always write from my chair. Something about the act of plunking myself down into my IKEA haven signals my mind … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #3

Greetings from a Snowy Evening in St. John’s, I am once again in my chair–no ice this time–trying to find words to describe my week. It was the second full week of a more intense training schedule, so by Friday, … Continue reading

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Kili Karuna #2

Hello to All, I’m just back from my long run and am sitting on my favorite chair icing my leg trying to keep ahead of my irritable IT band. I spent much of my run ruminating over the past week … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Kili Karuna #1

Happy New Year and Happy Old Christmas Eve, Here in Newfoundland, and I’m sure many other places, this is the twelfth day of Christmas. A time for one last Christmas party, taking the tree and decorations down, and begin to … Continue reading

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