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Anna Barsanti

Singing the praises of Toula

Singing the praises of Toula

Last week I had the distinct honour to be one of the introductory speakers for this year’s recipient, Toula Sakellaris of the Sudbury Sunrisers Paul Harris Award. What an absolutely perfect night and so fitting for one of Greater Sudbury’s most generous citizens.   Each of us is an individual with our own story of [...]

April 7, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Our Town, Patricia Mills 0

Travels with my niece

This has been a very long winter, which began soon after the return from our Disney trip. At that time, I thought this was our big trip for this school year. Well, that changed over the March Break, we decided we had enough of this white snow and headed for the white sands of Cuba. [...]

March 24, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

St. Anthony and the Tooth Fairy

  So with purpose last weekend I taught Leila about St. Anthony. St. Anthony has been my go to guy for many years. He even finds things for me before I realize I lost them in other words saved me from future anxiety. Looking for Leila’s socks under the bed some dust balls were discovered [...]

March 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Patricia Mills 0

Life is a four-letter word

Life, how to define this four letter word – this all-encompassing word, this word of possibilities, this word physically finite, yet spiritually infinite. One of my brilliant teachers is facing the transition with her family and friends at her side to remind her she counted, she is loved, and she makes a difference. Many of [...]

February 3, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti 0

Christmas ’13 over except for the memories

  The chaos of the Christmas season is almost behind me for another year. The Christmas tree remains up as the warmth of the ambience still softens the beginning of each morning. From Leila’s perspective the tree remains up until her birthday because it is just like Christmas. Not sure which day brings more excitement [...]

January 6, 2014 Anna Barsanti Anna Barsanti, Patricia Mills 0

Merry Christmas my heart to yours

The Christmas season, work, life in general consumes the moments sometimes with a sense of wonder and sometimes with a sense of really what am I thinking. To say there is a little stress sprinkling my magical moments would be a truism. I struggle with do I change anything? Are my behaviours ingrained because of [...]

December 16, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

On turning 60

  WOW!! I am now officially 60. Still alive – healthy, happy, optimistic, and ready for whatever come next – 70, 80, 90..   When I entered my 40’s and 50’s I asked friends to give me a surprise party. To this day each of those celebrations remain a source of joy, connection, community, and [...]

October 29, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Celebrating parenting

I love the 7th of every month; the 7th represents anniversaries for me to celebrate the most precious gift in my life, Leila. Yesterday – 45 months of remarkable wonder. They say mothers forget the pain of labour once they lay eyes on their precious child. So I may not have given labour, but think [...]

October 25, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Giving thanks

Each day more revelations for gratitude unfold. As in most families significant events occur; this week 2 such events transpired – Kofi, son of Karla and Patrick turned 1 and my cousin, Ray passed. One is in the early years and entertains all who come into his circle reminding us of the power and need [...]

October 15, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0

Leila thinks I need a treadmill

  A relaxing rainy day, did a little puttering around the apartment, had a great breakfast, laundry is churning in the machine, Leila is chillin’ before hockey begins, Kristy is hemming some pants to provide more options for school, and I am ready to begin this week’s reflection before we head off to hockey.   [...]

October 7, 2013 Sudbury Living Magazine Anna Barsanti 0