First Day of School

As I watched my youngest leave home this morning for his first day of High School, I felt a tender tugging in my heart. Add to this that my older son has just started first year of College half a province away, and I was aware of a poignantly mixed bag of emotions within me. Even as I feel a …

What does your T-shirt say?

Imagine you are wearing a T-shirt with a motto or saying on it that sums up how you relate to life. It is invisible only to you. Everyone else relates to your T-shirt motto unerringly, and treats you accordingly. You wonder, from time to time, how it is that life seems to always be a certain way for you, and …

Take a Break from Worry

This morning as I was backing out of my icy driveway, past the huge snow piles on either side, I was reminded of what a challenge it can be to stay positive in the face of seemingly endless winter. Especially now that it is “officially” Spring on the calendar. When I came home I took a few minutes to build …

180° Turnabout Unnecessary

You don’t have to change everything to feel good about your life When people list the ways their lives aren’t working, they often add that they are afraid they have to change everything about themselves in order for life to be “better” and it all feels too hard. If something in your life feels “not right”, it is easy to …