Saturday, December 29, 2007

Nearly 2008

Soon, soon, we will have a new year. Here in Toronto we genuinely feel mid winterish and the snow white blankets both the countryside and the city. It is an old idea of snow at Christmas like it was when I was a child. I remember forts of snow in my backyard and great snowball fights and jodpers and boots with a knife pocket on the side. Nice warm memories although I recall the thawing out after, in the kitchen being peeled of wet clothes and toweled dry especially my feet that were red with cold.
Maya who I met on Toronto Island on the shoot this summer and who shot my video rap sent me a letter wishing me a good year. She added what follows:
"And on a side note, I've been seeing the Hollywood Survival Kit in circulation on several sets, and I must say it's definitely made my life easier more than once since the island! "

I cannot tell you how wonderful it is for me to hear people are using the kits and finding them a first line of health defense that works. The idea that this is happening in growing numbers is not only proof positive regarding the efficacy of the remedies it means that word is spreading that this technique of healing self is growing outward from my little seed.

2007 has been a great year for me and I hope for everyone else too. It has been difficult too and incredibly challenging and rewarding at every one of my pursuits. Film making, the new Pocket Pack, writing and increasing my energy. Lots of things too that did not manifest. I did not quit smoking, I could not get the first chapter of my on line book completed, and I still lack the office neatness I crave for but cannot seem to manage.

Lots to do in 008
I can hardly wait.

Have a great New Years Eve and a fabulous 2008!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Social Entrepreneur - what does it mean to me

I was listening to a program on the radio the other day and someone was describing this term. A person who is after gain, often for a non profit company, and in return was bringing something socially beneficial to the market place. I realize I am one of this breed of person. I am, as strongly as I can trying to reach a general public with awareness that can save them their good health and also importantly save them money that at the present is being spent in harmful ways to themselves.

A Social Entrepreneur. Think about it. Yes a profit but also a great gift to the buyer and a flag for others to see and examine and opt into perhaps: a neat and gentle and inexpensive way of dealing with acute every day health situations personally without incurring any side effects in the process.

Saturday, December 1, 2007


It is getting to be winter for my windows are beginning to steam up from the humidifier. It is comforting in a way for it means the thing is working and I can be moisturized and not scratching with dry skin. I work on my third floor and I have a nice little window that looks out onto the street. Not much action there but the changing of the weather with each season. Now as there is no heat up here the window has begun to frost over and I am indeed shut off from the throes of winter. I have never been much of a fan of winter when outside but it is lovely to look at and when I do venture out the freshness is exhilarating. I remember as a child how i loved to snuggle my face into my mother's fur coat when she came in from the winter and smelt the fur and felt the cold. I must remember this from a very young age for in my minds eye mother is very tall and I am snuggling beneath her waist. What a pleasant memory. Over my years in film I have been mighty cold at times and once in January on the east coast I did some commercials for a gas company and we were flown in a Sakorski helicopter to an oil rig. The winds were high up to 45 mph and the temperature was - 20 or so. Now that was cold. I remember looking at the little boat that was moored off the side of the platform and at the black sea. So black and uninviting. I was glad when we got our shots and could leave. I felt so vulnerable there.

The mist on my window is melting. The day is warming. I am going out to rake up the last leaves from my front yard and bag them. It is a good day to do it.