Transformational Moments Blog

By Ariel Kane

I don’t normally consider myself a courageous person. But as I look at the subject with a wider lens, I have come to realize that courage doesn’t only happen in times of loss or during great stresses and momentous events. We are all challenged by...

Baby has a petite purr, a quiet purr, a vibration so quiet that fingers placed on her throat are often needed to detect it.   One day Baby was sitting on my lap when suddenly, like a rusty motor turning over, a broken rumble burst forth. I...

Ariel and I were sitting on the couch in our sunroom. We’d just finished watching a romantic movie on Netflix and were leaning shoulder-to-shoulder enjoying each other’s warmth. Before I knew it, we were kissing and nuzzling – not heading anywhere, just being. When I was...

This year, when Ariel and Shya announced they needed to cancel their courses in Costa Rica once again due to Covid, I was disappointed. I’d really been looking forward to spending time with them and with the other participants, as I have had the pleasure...

I went on a fishing trip up to a remote area in Canada, about an hour’s ride by helicopter south and west of Juneau, Alaska. Ariel wasn’t with me on this particular venture so mornings and evening meals were with the host family, guides and...

Get It! Whack it! Kill it! We are so glad that we are not small. Our sweet little kitten, now cat, is not so sweet when she keys in on prey. Whenever a bug crosses her path, she goes into huntress mode, a fierce side of her that...

I entered the lodge in search of coffee. This was the last full day of our fishing adventure in British Columbia, and Shya had gone out early to fish before breakfast. The fire was crackling, the room cozy and within a half an hour or...