Oh, how we humans love to complain. We’ll complain about work, neighbours, food, service, traffic, prices. You name it, we can complain about it. Oh, and the weather! And then we turn it up a notch in winter, don’t you think? And then we turn Read More
Once when I was a struggling student I had an opportunity to go to Ottawa with a group I was working with part-time. It was a business trip, junior though I was, and I was second choice. The prime candidate ended up being unable to go. But, it was Read More
Imagine yourself sitting at the end of the dock. The sun warming your back. The clear blue water lapping at your toes.
And then your cell phone chirps , beeps, vibrates at you. A text, email, instant chat comes through. Work strikes again.
Why are we so spectacularly bad at completely Read More
There’s lots of stuff out there that deserves to be said “No” to – for example, almost anything that does not make you happy on some level or stresses you out is a definite no. But if you think about it, do you sometimes say no when you don’t really have a good reason? Do make excuses because you’re feeling comfortable Read More
Try as we may, sometimes it’s hard to be content with who we are. Why is it that sometimes we have such a hard time being comfortable with this person we have been our whole lives? It’s like creativity and wonder, we had confidence when Read More
It seems to me that there’s a big crush on finding happiness these days. Lots of talk about searching for it, pursuing it. Sometimes it sounds like happiness is only the result of a gigantic hunting expedition. In reality, I think it’s all around us. We just have to see it. Admittedly, the world can be Read More
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