The Power of a Smile

I remember when my son was starting Grade 4 at a brand-new school.  He went through four different IQ tests in Grade 3 which identified him in the top 2%.  Our regional school board supported a Gifted Program and provided bussing to transport these exceptional students to a satellite school in our town.  My son…

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…

December 1st, 2018

December is a welcome blast of Northern air to clean out the death and dying I associate with November. The eleventh month is one, which – for me – embodies endings and memorials.  The last traces of the summer have gone, but the winter has not yet begun.  It’s the No Mans Land of the…

As I usher out November

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could only say good things?  I still – occasionally – have an angry mouth. November is THE most painful month for me.  It’s always full of loss, endings and chaos. I will miss your awesome coffee, especially at 3am.  I wrapped both hands around each mug in gratitude. And…

The Privilege of Being Canadian

I was falling asleep in the backseat of an Uber ride, my flight having landed well past midnight after a long and weary day of travel. Uber has streamlined its mobile application, so I was connected with my driver as soon as I hit the confirm button.  It told me his name, car make and…

The Reluctant Traveller – St. John’s NFLD

My last blog entry spoke of my regret of not having the time nor money to travel … and my hope that my son takes the opportunity to travel the world before settling into work, family and the other life events that happen while you are busy making other plans. All of a sudden, I…

Lesson 85 ~ “My grievances hide the light of the world in me”

If you have been wondering where my lessons are, I chose to quiet my voice rather than disturb your journey.  However, I do intend to document my path through A Course in Miracles.  I am currently studying Lesson 85, which has two parts. It was a profoundly rich lesson.  And God used the most extraordinary…

Tea Time

My best friend and I have been through hell and back together.  When one of us is overwhelmed, the other reminds her of Step One:  Tea It’s the most relaxing way to start the day.  Rather than a bitter jolt from coffee, tea soothes, comforts and revives. Step One is sit down and have a…

The Meaning of Life

If you happened to see someone dancing on the street this morning as she walked her two dogs  … that was me.  Headphones and iPhone, two bewildered dogs and a dozen cars honking because I was just that happy!  I hope I made someone’s morning.  But I am also content to beat my own drum…

Can the day get any worse? As a matter of fact … it can.

My car started acting up on the weekend.  It’s losing contact with the key fob … but it’s not the key fob because it doesn’t recognize both keys. Yet here I am – right at the start of 4th quarter – with a bazillion meetings booked and I had to get my son to the…

I Wish You Enough

I don’t know why I needed a good cry today.  Or – perhaps – it is better to say I don’t know which reason was the catalyst that opened the floodgates. I moved into a Sales Executive role and had to bring home a big win for 3Q and I delivered, despite everyone telling me…

Lesson 6 ~ “I am upset because I see something that is not there”

“I am upset because I see something that is not there.” Search your mind for a moment and find what is bothering you most. What are you feeling?  Name the form of upset you are experiencing: Sadness:  depression, despair, disappointment, hopelessness Anxiety:  fear, worry, concern, nervous, panic, dread Anger: irritation, frustration, annoyance, rage Shame/Embarrassment Guilt…