Hello from the other side of the holidays and winter solstice!

Here we are in 2015, and I’m happy to ease back into routine, effort, and good intentions with a little more pacing and grace than I have in the past. I’ve got some great links to hold you over till my next story.

For the first 5 seconds of this video, I thought my daughter had gotten her vivacious sassy self dressed up and somehow doubled herself into a mirror image. It’s not her, but a friend turned me on to this fantastic musical duo, and this cover they do of Shake It Off by Taylor Swift is worth two and a half minutes of your time.

A thoughtful bit of writing on new ethics for a small planet by the Dalai Lama.

A great little guide on making a petition (like a prayer or intention) that is both useful and insightful.

Here’s a fascinating personal essay on youth, fame, decency and social media: My Niece is a Teenage Instagram Celebrity.

A neat program that offers access to aboriginal film through the Aboriginal Digital Access Project.

Soooooo, as always, I’m curious what you think of these links. Just hit reply and let me know.

Until next Sunday,

Janelle

ps – for my Cowichan Valley friends – I’ve got some creativity courses coming up, and they’re going to be super! Personal Mythmaking, and six weeks of painting and creativity.