For those afraid to start living again after crisis mode.

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Ever hear of the phrase, “It’s always easier giving advice, rather than taking it.”? Well, I needed advice. So I wrote myself a Dear Abby styled letter. And then I answered it with an accumulation of advice I received from a course and therapy. I truly hope it helps anyone that needs it! Here goes… . […]

Ditching stress through the art of doing fun stuff.

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Being that I bike ride nearly every evening, you’d think I’d see the same things each day while on the same trail. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Through a ‘mindful’ course I’ve been taking, it’s really taught me to focus on something specific. And this special trait has me seeing the bike trail in […]

Have faith! The best is yet to come.

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When I use to go camping back in the day, a new batch of books from the thrift store generally came along for the ride. Reading at bedtime or on the beach is a fav thing to do when I’m out in vacay land. The escape is like a holiday within a holiday! Especially if […]

4 tips on making the right decisions

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If you are anything like me, you struggle daily with unanswered questions. To make matters even more interesting, I’m an over thinker type. If I get overwhelmed with a tricky situation or worse, if given OPTIONS (oh, the death of me!), I tend to walk away from it, rather than make a snap decision. Good […]

When the water said, “Finish the house.”

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Could you imagine flying all the way to some dream travel location, then unpacking to a condo that had unfinished floors, or half done trim? Your first thought would probably be… “Wow, did they not respect me enough to provide me with a pretty place? So…. once I got home, slowly but surely, my eyes started darting […]

Thirsting after the right water – DJM8

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For the first time in a long time, my son wasn’t with me on this given weekend. When that happens, something in me changes. I no longer have to hover. Dictate. Worry. Decide. Constantly cook. My duties as a parent are relaxed… which then puts the short term focus on me. A different me emerges. Probably because it’s […]

Journal 2 – yoyo living teamed up with sunset downtime

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I never was very good with a yoyo. As a kid, I tried to buy the best one out there, in hopes that I would become an overnight sensation. I remember the feeling of holding a ‘good one’. Even the colour was prettier, graphics more advanced! All this held great promise of course. Good gear helps, but […]

Journal 1 – a new story to be told

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Do you ever get the feeling that you’re about to embark on something spectacular, but can’t put your finger on it? Let me rephrase that a little… I feel changes in the air, but I don’t know yet what they are. But my optimism, gifted to me by my mom, ensures that I have the […]

When Paska and telephone poles saved Easter

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For the most part, when a special day comes across the calendar, I’m ok with it. Things are just different without your parents still around.  I’ll admit, I still have to tough out Christmas in a big way. But the rest of the holidays, I think I do ok. Anyway, this Easter didn’t go as smoothly […]

Hello friend! What would you like to say?

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Say you had this place.. this magical place where you could tell your stories. How your day went. What you learned. What you wished to learn. What you wished to teach. Anything you wish! And you’d know you’d have an audience without even asking. Your audience would be kind, appreciative, supportive, but best of all, engaged. There would […]