Tag Archives: Happiness

Gross National Happiness

Each person on this earth has an individual idea of what happiness is and what leads them towards happiness in their daily lives.  Many of us believe, myself included, that obtaining and maintaining a happy existence is perhaps the most important goal of this life.  What a great example we can be to others in […]

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Travel Tips – Bhutan

Arriving in Bhutan you fly into what is known as one of the most dangerous airports in the world.  It is absolutely thrilling descending from 28,000 feet and being surrounded by mountains.  You are not only surrounded, you are flying around and in-between them. Because there are so many mountains, to get low enough to […]

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Giving Thanks

This Tuesday we will not be celebrating recipe Tuesday as I like to do each week. I thought about postponing the EATS! New Zealand post to make up for Tuesday or creating a Thai food post…but I want to talk about giving thanks. Every holiday is important in the Cansler household.  Birthdays illicit one or […]

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New Zealand – In Review

It would not surprise me if I saw a unicorn.  Seriously not surprise me one bit if while I was in New Zealand, driving the roads, enjoying the incredible vistas, if a unicorn walked across the street farting gold dust while being ridden by a hobbit. I would simply smile and acknowledge that yes, the […]

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Smile

To my Beautiful Family & Wonderful Friends – It’s Ok. It’s ok to be sad. It’s ok to feel pain. It’s ok to miss each other. It’s ok.  It is ok because it is ok to be happy. It’s ok to feel joy and it’s ok to know peace. If we had never known happiness, […]

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The Last Supper…

August 25th, 2012 was a special night at our restaurant Pandolfi’s.  At least it was for me, as it was the last evening at Pandolfi’s in 2012 with Chef Grant in the kitchen. Our goal was to create a grand finale and to give our best guests a HUGE thank you for all of their […]

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RTW 2012 – The Long Way Home

In March, my sister and I decided to take a trip.  At the time, I was really in the mood to get away for a bit and Amber needs to get out and see more of the world.  And, like a lot of siblings, we haven’t spent enough time together the past few years so […]

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Photo Essay – Magnolia Grove

Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi is a very special place.  I believe the pictures and video taken during my 6 days here best reflect this.  To learn more about Magnolia Grove and the practice of Mindfulness, please enjoy the links below. Magnolia Grove 5 Mindfulness Trainings Practice  Picture Slide Show   Video       […]

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