You’ve survived Thanksgiving and now we’re heading into the home stretch of the holiday season. The kids will be around again only for a short time. It’s an emotional, stressful time for just about everybody. And there are probably enough different agendas that combined would sink a ship. Everything from Read More
It happens every year. We know it’s coming. Well, us northern folk do anyway. Yet, every year we seem surprised when it actually hits. And right now it’s just days away… maybe several, but still only days. Snow, snow and more snow. Then of course there’s the shoveling. Lots and lots of shoveling. There are some gluttons among us who actually enjoy winter. The warm, woolly socks types. Scarves wrapped up to here and sweaters pulled down to there. They tromp through the snow Read More
I want you to meet my mother. Seven little words. No harm, no foul, right? Well, picture this…
There you are in your perfect little black dress, wearing the earrings he gave you last month. You look fabulous. You’re sitting at your favourite table in one of your favourite restaurants. The two of you enjoy going out for dinner; a chance to catch up and talk. You’ve been dating for Read More
You need to be true to yourself. Find what it is that makes you come alive. Find what is rewarding and fulfilling for you. Reject others’ expectations and do what is authentically you.
Sometimes we forget that we each have our own unique needs, desires, and values. If you can find and live in ways that make you happy, you will be able to live your fullest life. Your wonderful ‘me’ will shine through.
Doesn’t it drive you crazy when department stores or drug stores force you to walk through the cosmetics area to get into the store?? All you want is socks or detergent and you’re confronted by sales clerks threatening to spray you with any number of toxic concoctions. Okay, well, maybe not toxic, but close.
Guilt is useless, unproductive, unhelpful and a terrible waste of time and energy. Skip the shoulda-coulda-woulda. It’s so over. You made a decision. It’s done. Move on.
We’ve talked about the pleasures and need for alone time in the past. And I remain a firm believer that spending time alone is a wonderful gift. But is it vaguely possible, as with all good things, that there could, on a rare occasion, be Read More