Find Your Feet

This week I received some disappointing news. I had interviewed for a program I hoped to be a part of, and was not offered a place in that program. In the moment, I was sad and disappointed. And then, as I often do, I took it personally and moved to embarrassment, shame and questioning my... Continue Reading →

Check In With Your People

Friends, this is not going to be a post about how I am going to try something new or how I am going to reframe some negative thinking I have. Though both of these are good to remember to do. Today, I just need to make a request. Please check in with your people. Please... Continue Reading →

Never Too Late

I have been doing a lot of reflecting on my life lately - where I have been, what I have accomplished, and also how I have failed and where I thought or hoped I would be at this point in my life. In many ways, I have set goals and worked hard to achieve them.... Continue Reading →

Just Be

Do you remember the early days of the pandemic? When we couldn't go to work, all the stores were closed, we were isolating and quarantining and we had all this time we needed to fill? Do you remember how in those early days, and later too, we learned new skills, practiced art, asked ourselves what... Continue Reading →

Just Breathe

How often, when everything seems out of control, are we reminded to just breathe? And so, we take a deep, cleansing breath, allowing the oxygen to fill our lungs and feed our body. And then...we hold it. How often, when things seem out of control, do we forget to exhale? We forget that everything has... Continue Reading →

You Are Enough

Last year, I wrote a 45 day series called 45 Days of Courage in which I shared what I believe courage looks like in my life. One of the posts I consistently go back to is a post about believing we are enough. We are constantly being told in direct and indirect ways, that who... Continue Reading →

The Space of Infinite Possibility

I have a great love for office supply stores, for beautiful stationary and most of all, for my day planner. I take a lot of time searching for a planner that meets all my needs, that will help me stay organized and that is just the right size. Currently, my favourite planner is the Passion... Continue Reading →

Finding Joy in Unexpected Places

I have a friend and colleague who often reminds me to find joy in unexpected places. Like many of you, I am tired. Like many of you, I have been pushed to my limits. And also like many of you, I have found moments of joy where I never thought I would. There is something... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving 2020

Like so many things in 2020, Thanksgiving weekend may look very different this year. Many of us are mourning the loss of large family gatherings, sharing a big meal together, travelling to see the people we love. Instead, we may be gathering in our smaller "bubbles" or visiting loved ones virtually and staying much closer... Continue Reading →

Six Month Fatigue

In Ontario, Covid-19 numbers have been on the rise. Social circles are being made smaller, and masks are required everywhere. I am tired. I do not enjoy this "new normal". I wear a mask everywhere I go - at work, in stores, while picking up my coffee at Tim Hortons. I want to spend time... Continue Reading →

Consider the Lobster

No, I am not talking about making choices on a menu. For me, that would be deadly. But today I would like you to consider something about lobsters that I find fascinating. First, please take a moment to watch this video, narrated by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski. Discomfort...we don't like it. What do... Continue Reading →

Wearing Masks? Back to School? A Call for Compassion and Wisdom.

It has been nearly a month since I have posted. Like many people, parents, teachers and school leaders, I have been struggling. We have been living in unusual times over the past five months and as I look around, I am amazed at how much our world has changed. Even as our province begins to... Continue Reading →

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: