Category Archives: Women in the world

Finding Gratitude through Living

At 18 I dove into the ocean of gratitude and never found shore ~Dr. Patch Adams~ What are you waiting for?

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Widow Wednesday #9

Widow Wednesday Welcome to Widow(er) Wednesday, where I share what worked, what didn’t work and what could work better. How to support the grieving: Accept that loss is a life-altering experience Time is a social construct and created through thinking. … Continue reading

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Welcome New Year!

Welcome New Year   I know I am the sum of all my stories I await the stories you will bring this year   I no longer wish for things to happen I know the truly important things are beyond … Continue reading

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday, the day I get to give to my favourite organizations (University of Waterloo) and charities (Toronto Hospice, War Amps, etc.) and double the value of my gift. Hooray! It’s such a nice way to support things like Richard’s … Continue reading

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Tylenol is not a long term solution :(

It is a challenge to live with intention and not out of habit. It requires that I look at my situation, my body and my health and rather than dismiss their rumblings, take a deep breath, sit still and listen. Continue reading

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Widow Wednesday #6

Widow Wednesday #6
There is this misbelief that staying busy, going out, returning to work, buying a new car and even dating someone new are all signs that we are healing and moving on with our life. But, in many cases, they are simply actions used to break the powerful hold that grief has on us. Continue reading

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Less is More

The tee-shirt says it all or does it?  Marie Kondo and her philosophy of tidy changed the way many people view their stuff. On a recent donation run to Value Village the young man accepting donations said to me “Man, … Continue reading

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I ain’t old school

Whenever I need to understand what someone else is thinking, feeling or creating I suggest we have a sit down conversation. I ain’t old school. Continue reading

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I eat ice cream: a philosophical approach

I like good ice cream. I like eating good ice cream. It tastes wonderful and I am happy when I eat good ice cream. I also like being slimmer. But, when I eat ice cream I do not become slimmer. … Continue reading

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Story

“Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution – more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.” – Lisa Cron And this is why it’s important to … Continue reading

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