The other day I was driving home after a series of intense meetings at a client site. I was downtown in the heart of a neighbourhood with a rather poor reputation and a challenging history. It was mid-afternoon and classes at the neighbourhood school must have just finished because the sidewalks were full Read More
The story started a long time ago. It starts with our parents. Then our teachers and our peers, our colleagues, our bosses. The story of our lives. We want to please, to do what’s right. Or what we think they think is right. We let these influencers shape the story, but it’s your life, your story. You are the author Read More
Remember as a kid when you wanted to be alone and you just closed your eyes thinking no one could see you? It’s in us all. We have an innate need to be alone sometimes. More often for some than others, but we all do. As kids, we’d close our eyes, or hide in the closet or under Read More
Why do we have all these things? Everywhere you look there’s stuff. Somehow we manage (mostly) to find places to store a multitudinous massive quantity of stuff. It’s in cupboards and closets and hiding under Read More
We’ve talked about it before. Your know how important your closest friends are to you. Sometimes even more so than siblings. They are your bedrock, your foundation. They forgive your messy bun, ugly sweats and sloppy confessions over one too many glasses of wine. She is Ethel to your Lucy.
But what about the ones who have slipped away? As you’ve grown, you grew apart, went away. Life took you in different directions. The question is: Read More
I stumbled upon a woman on Instagram who had recently dropped her youngest off at college and was now packing for a weekend getaway with her hubby. I thought, “You go, Girl!” I mean really, isn’t this the perfect time? Read More
One Christmas, a few years ago, was delightfully spent with extended family. Over twenty of us in all. Inclement weather forced an extra day of togetherness, which was actually welcomed. It was comfortable, friendly, warm, and exceptionally cozy, at times. Lots of Read More