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 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
Let’s have a go at a little game, shall we? Would you rather give up your smartphone forever or eat a whole chocolate cake in one sitting? Would you rather forgo the internet for a year or have to wear heels every day for a month? Tough choices? Read More
Or the bane of your existence.
Your relationship with your sister can really only go one of two ways, right? You’re either best friends or you’re not.
There’s never a question of love, I mean, she is your sister. And there is also no question that at some point in your life, you probably wanted to throttle her. There’s a famous quote, for which I could not find a source – If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and Read More
It’s been years since Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman took us on a wild ride as they checked things off their bucket list, but it seems to be a really big thing to do these days. There are a myriad of sites and books with list of things to do before you die, often accompanied by fabulous photographs. Some definitely swoon-worthy.
Many people I know have them, too. They’re massive lists filled with exotic places they want to go and magnificent things Read More
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
Do you have a dream sitting on a shelf in your closet waiting for ‘someday’? Did you always want to paint? Play the piano? Learn French? Become a stand-up comic? (Remember the movie Punchline?)
It may well have been the right decision years ago to shelve that dream. You had the kids, husband and mortgage to think about. It was too risky, once you started your family. But, what’s stopping you Read More
In this world where we are so constantly connected to each other, digitally, at least, the idea of being alone is frightening for some people. It seems we’re afraid to be by ourselves. For some it’s because they wouldn’t know what to do with themselves. Others maybe just so used to doing things with husband, kids, friends, the idea is foreign to them. The art of solitude is slipping away.
Somehow we’ve developed an idea that being alone is not a good thing. We equate it Read More