• Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What.
    by Arden Jackson on October 28, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What. I’ve been noticing that great sunsets are happening now. And shorter days mean this year is almost done. The sun is setting on 2020. And, because 2020, more magnificence is absolutely mandatory. Since I’ve decided we’re making cake for Holidays and Christmas. (Já! Yes!) I’ve also decided to put [...] The post Because 2020. Magnificence. No Matter What. appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • My idea of how to eat well
    by Arden Jackson on October 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    My idea of how to eat well……Is to decide that food creation can be exciting. As a professional designer, I transfer my passion for experiencing what I see and touch to the technical and creative assembly of something beautiful, functional and tasty in the kitchen. For everyday cooking, I shop in local grocery stores and [...] The post My idea of how to eat well appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Some people buy lots of shoes
    by Arden Jackson on October 9, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Life is a bit tricky and messy right now. In this uncertain time you’ll find me where? …In the kitchen, of course. How about you? Some people buy lots of shoes. I buy fresh fruit and vegetables…… Experiencing and working with what nature provides is my passion. Striving and thriving on massive amounts of three-dimensional [...] The post Some people buy lots of shoes appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Embrace Your Inner Amma
    by Arden Jackson on October 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Embrace Your Inner Amma….. With all the challenges we are facing it helps to remember times when you felt accepted, appreciated, and wrapped love. Why I do what I do is anchored in awareness of my Amma’s pure love and pioneer spirit. I wonder what inspired an awareness of love for you? Here’s my awakening [...] The post Embrace Your Inner Amma appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Something beautiful awaits!
    by Arden Jackson on October 1, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    “Something beautiful awaits.” – Hávamál Assurance that ‘something beautiful awaits’ is good news. (Odin calls it true. Right?) Sorry I’ve been out of touch for so long. I think I’ve just been waiting…. Is it here yet? Yes, maybe and no. Depends on how you look at it. Never in my life has ‘that something’ [...] The post Something beautiful awaits! appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    by Arden Jackson on May 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s celebrate all the amazing women out there who are doing so many things effectively, with generosity and caring everyday in this uncommon time! What do Margréts and Vínarterta have in common? I had a remarkable experience leading an amazing group of women who came together to support a friend by making [...] The post Happy Mother’s Day! appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer!
    by Arden Jackson on April 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer! You’ve survived the long hard winter once again and now it’s summer according to the Icelandic calendar. Warm days are tickets to happiness on our mothership móðir jórð (mother earth). As she moves us through this viral time reminiscent of 1876 and 1918 we are humbled and ever hopeful that we [...] The post Gleðilegt sumar! Happy summer! appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • The Viking Immigrants Icelandic North Americans
    by Arden Jackson on April 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Just think about the dynamic proliferation of our people and culture over the last 150 years! (Not just the Icelanders!) In 1944 Halldór (Dori) Guðjón Jónsson Eastman’s family celebrated his 70th Birthday in Riverton, Manitoba and they could barely fit everyone in the picture. Dori was a toddler when he arrived in Canada. In the [...] The post The Viking Immigrants Icelandic North Americans appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • As you like it
    by Arden Jackson on April 16, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    “And this our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brook, sermons in stones, and good in everything”. –    Shakespeare, ‘As You Like It’ Act 2 Scene 1 Forest of Arden I’m at home surrounded by forest. It’s a quiet and beautiful place to be. Yet even town streets [...] The post As you like it appeared first on Arden Jackson.

  • Just lean into the crack
    by Arden Jackson on April 12, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    ‘If you wake up and the day feels broken just lean into the crack.’ – Björk We’re in a different world right now and what we need for ourselves, and others are for us to lean in. We’re not going back. That thing-that-shall-not-be-named has ushered in a massive evolution calling for reset and balance. We’re [...] The post Just lean into the crack appeared first on Arden Jackson.