I’m done having kids. Why do I feel so sad about it?  

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For those interested, I was recently quoted in a Today’s Parent magazine article by Sky England titled: I’m done having kids. Why do I feel so sad about it? From the article, quote: “My feelings bewildered me. Did I really want another kid? Or was it, as a friend suggested that, “Maybe we’re evolutionarily programmed […]

The Great Masker & Magnifier

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The Great Masker & Magnifier: Reflection is a powerful practice to better know yourself and what matters in your life.  In this spirit, let me reflect on the one year anniversary of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Consider we rename COVID-19 both the ‘The Great Masker’ and ‘The Great Magnifier’.  Remember the initial controversy, uncertainty and unknown?  […]

Chatelaine magazine: What Is Gaslighting?

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For those interested, I was recently quoted in a Chatelaine magazine article titled: “What Is Gaslighting? The Manipulation Tactic Explained.  Gaslighting can make someone doubt themselves at the core, and leave them questioning their own identity.”  What Is Gaslighting? The Manipulation Tactic Explained

Make your life fun again !

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My children love video games.  It both amazes and horrifies me how much energy and time they wish to devote to playing and repeating the same repetitive tasks that in real life they cannot muster, i.e. putting their jacket on the hanger and laundry in the basket ! So it got me to thinking about […]

Invest in your health

Invest in your health

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We encourage our children to deposit money in their piggy banks, and we, as responsible adults, strive to deposit regularly into our own bank accounts. But do we give the same care and attention to investing in our personal health banks?   In the early 1800’s, Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “The first wealth is health!” […]

Welcome 2021

Message for 2021

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I have pondered on what to say to start the year.  It feels like an important one to be mindful of what we are wishing for.  Normally, as we did last year January 2020; we opened ourselves the new year with an excitement almost akin to magic, hoping that our dreams come true and goals […]

Space. Pause. Rest. Breathe.

Breathe.

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Space.  Pause.  Rest.  Breathe.   All of these words are invitations to help us be our authentic selves.  They help us savour the blessings and gifts of the moment.  Think of the moment between finishing the Happy Birthday song and blowing out the candles. It is full of anticipation, of possibility, of promise and of palpable joy. […]

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Socrates

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“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new” – Socrates. Anyone interested in learning more about the life and times of Socrates, as well as the Buddha and Confucius, should check out a very well done documentary on Netflix that I just finished watching […]

We must value our time

The power of saying no

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The Power of Saying No.  Ric Elias, Jason Fried and Ryan Holiday have all written about the importance of valuing and managing time.  A key tenant to this is the importance of saying “no”.  So often it is too easy for us to say “yes” to a future obligation such a meeting, conference, or other […]