…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoccifer... OoWaC-adoo-wackaday!


Let me begin, by telling you that the greeting which always precedes one of my comments on your blogs holds the meaning of "all is One and One Alone". Most of you are familiar with the more generally used 'namaste', which holds meaning of acknowledging the divine in the other being greeted. Both indicate and acknowledge Unity of Spirit, regardless of background or philosophy.

Why remark on this on a post about the Office of Wellness and Concerns, part of the Blogville administration?

Well... The greetings express captial 'ell' Love. Blogville is brimming with Love and support for its 'citizens'. It is at the very core of OoWac too.

It was a great honour to be invited by the new Mayor of Blogville, Mr Arty, to take a second term in office. Over the past two years, under the term served by the Doodz, there have been lots of fun posts, meaningful posts, impawtant posts, but most of all the spreading of Love posts. You can expect this to continue.

Here at OoWaC you will find the MenoSunday and Menorise posts taking things a bit on the serious side; then there will be the Menokakkuls, First Friday Filmclub and Final Friday Fiction posts, bringing some entertainment. In between there will be lots of variety, including photos from all over the place by yours truly, writings about travels, health and well-being, environment, tech stuff... in short, OoWaC is here to ensure you are informed and enlightened with good vibes and succour.

You should know that you always have a listening ear here, too; if you have any worries or concerns that you think might be resolved with a little mediation or 'agony-aunting', you must certainly ask! There is a contact form on the Wild Yam page (second tab up top), if you don't already have my email... or just be brazen and ask in the comments box!

I am sure that everyone will find something to enjoy here. In 2017 Blogville is going to have lots more fun and interesting times. Who'd want to be anywhere else??!!!

Now... having said all that, I must announce that I am actually travelling for the months of January and February; first to India and then to Australia. However, to not leave a blank space, there will be scheduled daily posts of a very different kind... which it is hoped you will much enjoy. You see, starting tomorrow, I am going to let the stuffies take over for the month of January in the Monday - Thursday posts, because in India there will be no internet access. Every Friday will be Film Club. February will have a few stuffy posts and there will be some rerun of popular posts from the last four years - although I will be in OZ by that time and may be able to access internet; so let's say anything could happen.

It does mean that for at least the first month, I will not be able to read any blogs, never mind comment. Whilst it will be a joy to be in my spiritual cradle I don't doubt that I will miss you!

Thank you Arty, thank you Blogvillagers. I Love you all!!!  Hugs, wags, whiskeries, clackities, growlies, squawks. YAM-aunty xxx

NOW - hop on over to visit our new mayor Arty and see the blog hop for other posts connected with the inauguration of the Blogville Administrative Team, 2017!!!


  1. Happy New Year! Have a great time on your big adventure. We can't wait to read about your journey when you get back online.

  2. Oh gosh we are lucky in Blogville to have so many wonderful and wide-ranging talents in our Administration. The OoWaC makes such a great contribution to the life of the community, and Gail and I are thrilled to see that the good work will continue. I, Bertie Boffin, Director of Scientific Affairs, like to think that our two offices are not, as some might imagine, at odds, but rather they are complementary, each devoted to enriching our community according to our preferred way of thinking about the world!
    Toodle pip!

    1. Hari OM
      Oh yes, Bertie lad, indeed there is more in common than is appreciated and undoubtedly each and every component of Blogville fits together like a wonderful jigsaw!!! Yxx

  3. You're going traveling?? Wow, we want to hear all about your trips! Are you going for the whole month each time? Great post to explain your appointment!

    Happy New Year!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Hari OM
      Yes; India for January and then from Mumbai to OZ for February... It is a very special occasion at the Ashram and my first return visit since graduation 3+ years ago. Am very excited and can't sleep &*>... Yxx

  4. YaYa congrats on another wonderful term in the WEllness Office. You are 87 X the purrfect lady for the job. We look forward to lots of fun this year.
    Being the Dispatcher for the EMS/Pawlice/Sheriff I will try to keep you posted should I see needs too.
    Hugs Madi Cat and HiC

  5. PS safe travels and I know all you are visiting will love seeing your million dollar smile and mega good hugs!
    HiC and Bcat

  6. Oh YAM-Aunty - I will miss you. Stay safe on your journeys. Mimi traveled to India and it deeply changed her. You are so blessed.
    Your Furend in Vancouver,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  7. Thank you for explaining "Hari Om"! I like it!

    We will miss you... have safe and fun travels!

  8. Congratulations on the new term. Very well deserved. And from having met you personally, I know that you are what you portray on this blog and I know that if I ever have any troubles and/or problems, I wouldn't hesitate to contact you.

    Have a safe trip to India and Australia. Enjoy the warmth of the weather and the people you will meet (again) and come back with stories galore.

    We will miss you,

    Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

  9. I know that I, my siblings and especailly my Mama always feel love when they step into your "office" or take in the view out of your "windows"! You help wrap the community in Love and we are so happy to have you as a part of the Blogville Administration!!

    Travel safe and we are wishing you a lovely spiritual experience in India and a lovely time in Australia!!
    Smileys Love!
    Mayor Arty and Mama Beth


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