The Lessons of the Holidays
Every holiday season we get our tree as soon as possible. First week of November it feels like. Hibernation doesn’t take long to settle in here, hot chocolates on the regular, tea, dark chocolate (pour moi) and our favourites like Polar Express, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts (pour moi) and on and on… This year my…
Technology: Trust Over Fear.
There is so much fear surrounding technology and children, aka: “screen time”. Unfortunately most parents are making their decisions based on these fears. I’ve spent much time these last few years working through my thoughts around this limiting term and what it implies. I have come out the other side of fear somewhat unscathed and…
Holidays and Grief.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the waves of grief that often partner with holidays and special events. It’s inevitable. If you have experienced a deep and painful loss you’ve experienced or will experience the wave of grief that rolls in; sometimes softly, sometimes like a tidal wave. My Mother transitioned in 2011 when…
Year One ~ Expectations.
What was intended to be a month long exploration easily turned into one year. Which was not what I expected. Ha!
My Beautiful Roller Coaster of a Day.
I helped my daughter dress and began to clothe myself. As I stood pulling up my pants I looked at my purse. “That doesn’t seem right…” I thought. I didn’t leave it open like that. Within a second the mother dressing close by to us said, “My wallet is gone”.
In Honor of Those Who Have Passed
My friend died April 6. He wrote me the week prior telling me he was fading. That he was quite ready. He told me he loved me. I never thought a week later he’d be gone. After a year of dealing with post dental trauma from aggressive dental work that had caused a stroke, severe…