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October 23, 2017

Have you ever carried a burden so long, you forgot what life was like without it?

As a child of 8 years old, I sat in a chair across from a court-appointed children’s lawyer who asked, “Which parent do you want to live with?”

This was a completely unfair question on seve...

September 25, 2017

 In the words of Elton John, Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

While apologizing is hard to do, it gets easier with  practice, whether you are doing it yourself or accepting it from someone else.

I recently had a situation with my teenage son who recalled an instance o...

July 6, 2017

Our ability to help others when they actively make poor decisions is limited to a few basic things.*

Out of abject frustration, I one day shared a scenario with a woman in my yoga class who happened to be a Registered Social Worker. I knew her to be patient and kind and...

"There is nothing more time consuming than having an enemy."

Loving your enemies is a tall order. Perhaps developing tolerance towards others is a more realistic starting point. How does one go about clipping the burden of resentment? The black belt of yoga philosophy i...

"We would be wise to be wary of any methodology, whether it be a diet plan or a tidy-up-your-life-plan, that promises immediate results and all conclusive happily-ever-after guarantees." -Donna Farhi

I recently read a passage in a book that gave me pause for t...

March 5, 2017

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."...

January 15, 2017

Statistically, January is the heaviest month for breakups, primarily because nobody wants to inflict hurt or upset over the holidays. Whether this fact makes you more grateful for your own relationship or reminds you of how long you’ve been struggling yourself, you may...

October 10, 2016

During a Thanksgiving service I attended this week, a story was shared of a family in Guelph, Ontario who were in the final moments of preparation for their daughter's backyard wedding. Imagine their panic when the zipper on the bride's dress split! As they hurriedly t...

May 31, 2016

 

Okay, well almost nothing at all.

 

We’ve all been there. That moment with the suffering friend, co-worker, family member or acquaintance. You’ve heard what they’re going through.  Or maybe you have just lived long enough to see it on their face. They’re hurting....

May 3, 2016

 

 

For every 10 women who post memes and tender Internet quips about Mother's day, I know statistically there will be several who struggle with the painful reminder of what their reality is. This post is for those women. You are not alone. There are articles and support...

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