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Devastation, courage and small acts of love

Devastation, courage and small acts of love

This past week horror entered our homes. We witnessed the devastating ferocity of nature. Neighbourhoods were destroyed and thousands of lives were lost or will never be the same. My heart has felt heavy, enveloped by a sense of weariness and sadness at the enormity...

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Just do it!

Just do it!

Just do it! Imperfect action is perfect.   Striving for perfection is exhausting and highly stressful. Perfection is a moving target. In this fast-paced world, as soon as something is mastered a more up-to-date version needs to be conquered. Having all our ducks...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude A “thank you” from a sales assistant after we’ve made a purchase is a polite gesture. True gratitude touches the heart. When reminiscing, my mother would enjoy telling stories of her adventures on the Amazon. On one occasion, she went with a group up river....

Fear

Fear

Fear We have nothing to fear, but fear itself. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fear is vital for human survival. It is there to keep us safe from danger. Fear activates the stress response: fight, flight or freeze. A variety of physiological changes occur giving us...

The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Study nature, Love nature, Stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright. We are wired to be in nature. The vacation industry panders to this fact, reflected in premium charge for rooms with a view of the ocean, the mountains or ski slopes, or...

Gratitude and grace

Gratitude and grace

Our darkest moments carry hidden gifts Driving through beautiful natural scenery is one of the most relaxing times for me. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that my phone and laptop are turned off and there is absolutely nothing to do but enjoy the ride....

Forgiveness and peace

Forgiveness and peace

Who can you forgive today? On Sunday morning I was skimming through my emails and one caught my eye. It was from someone I rarely hear from sharing the sad news that her uncle had died suddenly from a heart attack the night before. I felt an overwhelming sense of...

Values Matter: Part 1

Values Matter: Part 1

To be effective values have to be kept current It’s no secret that we change through life. A treasured childhood toy can be left gathering dust on a shelf, completely forgotten. A trendy tech gizmo can become obsolete. Past passions can be recognized as character...