Turn off the television!

Someone asked me what little tweak made the biggest difference in my life.  It’s hard to choose just one, as my yellow brick road follows a path similar to an elaborate connect the dots puzzle. Rather than pick one habit, let me take you on a journey of how I adapted to pull myself out…

AWOL

Absent Without Lisa. I have to explain why I have been MIA for almost five months from the blogfront. My year of living FEARLESSLY has been EPIC.  Not only did I smash it in the first half of 2019 @ work, I received my second promotion in less than a year.  It went down like…

For Richer or Poorer

It is amazing what a difference a bonus cheque can make. It’s the difference between red and black. It’s the difference between panic and patience. It’s the difference between staring at struggles or dreaming your dreams. It’s the difference between finishing university or not being able to afford the luxury of an education. It’s dental…

What If?

Apologies to my readers!  As I dive into 2019 with my fearless attitude, work and life have never been busier.  But I miss you and our conversations, so I got up early to spend some time with you on this lovely Sunday morning. Last year, I learned how to not worry.  I had been through…

Be Fearless

Welcome to 2019!  Numbers are pure magic to me and I especially love the odd ones.  As my friend said, the biggest things happen in the odd years.  The number 9 has always been my favourite.  Why?  Because I love the number 3 and 9 = 3 x 3! One of my favourite University classes…

Fear

Back in the day before phones and personal computers, we students of the 70s and 80s had to write our English essays out on paper.  Mistakes were my kryptonite.  They made me feel weak and not good enough.  I loved my medium blue ballpoint pen but hated that white out stuff.  So, I refused to…

Commitment

A Facebook friend was moaning about an endless roll of Christmas wrapping paper she bought years ago at Costco.  It seemed to keep going and going … and going.  “This thing never ends!” she cried.  Can you imagine wrapping in the same paper year after year after year? I commented “I can’t commit that fully…

Focus on the Prize

A year ago, I was at the apex of my cumulative cancer treatments.  Surgery, dozens of tests, hospitalizations, drugs, chemotherapy and radiation had huge side effects on my brain and body.  It felt very much like the forgetfulness we all feel as we age, but much sharper and more pronounced.  I knew I was forgetting…

Paperless Trail

I save every single receipt.  Every. Single. One. Just in case I have to prove I bought something.  Anything.  Milk and bread.  Gas.  A new Hollister hoodie.  You can imagine the mountain of paper that builds.  The receipts weren’t even nicely folded into file folders, but wadded into balls and stuffed into boxes.  Over nine…

FEARLESS 2019

My Chosen Word.  It’s more than than a New Year’s resolution.  It’s the one little word that you want to write on your soul.  Something to live with and embrace in the coming year.  It’s a word that might find its way to you on its own, and keep showing up on your doorstep, waiting…