Gratitude For What We Have … and What We Don’t

At this time of year, there are many reminders to be thankful. Thanksgiving. Remembrance Day. Christmas. We give thanks. We name with gratitude all our blessings. We list them off and tell them to our children. Our homes. Food on the table. Good health. Family. Freedom. We are thankful for all the things we have. […]

Who Do You Live For?

I recently read a teen book about mermaids. It wasn’t a very good book, but something near the end stuck in my mind. The story, written over three books, is about young girls who turn into mermaids after a traumatic experience. In the last book the mermaids discover a way to turn back into humans. […]

From Wonder to Joy

I am still reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. In it, she points out how different concepts seem to be linked together. For example, loving and belonging go hand in hand. And so do gratitude and joy. She is not the only person to have seen this connection. In her book, One Thousand […]

Okay, so it has been a while!

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog, and for that I must apologize! I’m afraid I got caught up in all the busyness of life – clearly, I have a lot to learn about focusing on what is important! I hope you will continue with me as I learn and […]

Quitting is Not an Option

Resilience. Another marker of a life filled with self-worth. Resilient people are committed to finishing strong. They believe quitting is not an option. They know that ‘walking’ is unthinkable. They are convinced that building resilience is a daily pursuit. They despise aimlessness. They have the faces of champions. Gordon MacDonald, author of A Resilient Life […]

Living Life Joyfully

Life. The existence of a human being. The mundane, everyday routine of surviving each day. The process of living. The sum total of our days. Each one of us have a life to live. We don’t know how long we have, or what will happen to us between now and the minute we draw our […]

The Most Important Thing

Jesus was once asked which was the greatest commandment. He replied, ‘Love the Lord you God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as you love yourself’. In other words, relationships! This is the most important thing! The key to living a life filled with joy is relationships. Our relationship with God, […]

Are you Connected?

When we think about connection in today’s world, we usually think of technology – connected to the internet, connected through Facebook … or Twitter … or Google! And in fact, we are hard-wired for connection – just not the technological kind! We need connection to be healthy emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. In fact, science […]

How Many People Does it Take to Change the World?

One! You! It doesn’t matter who you are, whether you are young or old, single, married or divorced, rich or poor, a parent, a spouse or an employee. It doesn’t matter what you do – store clerk, teacher, accountant, doctor, stay-at-home-mom – you have a difference to make. We all have one thing in common. […]

At Long Last, a Break (But What Will People Think?)

In our crazy, North American society, busyness is considered a good thing. Over-stressed, over-worked and exhausted, we like to pat ourselves on the back for all we have accomplished. And this is particularly true of women – managing a household, caring for a family, getting the children to their activities, rushing off to work, checking […]