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Exhaling 2017 with a whole lot of gratitude and Inhaling 2018


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As I reflect on this last year, I am filled with gratitude for the people in my life. My world looks completely differently than it did a few years ago. My family has grown and expanded. I have no more dependent children. My business is being done remotely or in a shared work space when […]

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Struggling with the Spirit of Christmas


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Christmas has never been my favourite time of year and that is true for as far back as I can remember. It’s not that I don’t like spending time with family or friends. It’s not that I don’t like giving gifts. At one point I would have said that I didn’t like receiving gifts but […]

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Practicing letting go of expectations and going with the flow…the lessons of Fiji


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It seems like forever ago that we left home. Our time away has been interesting. We had only a few days in Sydney before we headed over to Fiji. Exploring Australia has been left to the end of the trip. We were excited to check out Fiji and sad to leave Sydney. Sydney was a […]

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Father’s Day Reflections.


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I love days when we celebrate others! In an ideal world we would be given the opportunity to celebrate someone and / or be celebrated by someone every day.  Imagine how it would feel walking on this earth feeling acknowledged and the freedom to acknowledge others.  If I wasn’t so caught in my own thoughts, […]

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Why Marry? A commitment of the heart with Vows and Promises


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The decision to get married is an important one. Other than deciding to have a child, it’s probably the most life altering important decision we make in life. Marriage is not necessary for everyone but for David and I, it felt like a necessary next step. We could have continued living life as a married […]

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Endings and Beginnings…the cycle of life.


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2013!!!  What a year it has been!  I entered in to this year filled with excitement and anticipation, knowing that I would celebrate 50 years of life on this planet. The past year has been an exact replica of my 50 years all squeezed in to one.   I have watched as time has sped up […]

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The car shopping vortex and enjoying the ride of life!


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As someone who struggles to attach to physical possessions in any meaningful way, you can imagine my angst when it’s time to go car shopping.  It’s not the top of my priority list and although I try to get excited about the thought of a new car, it just doesn’t resonate through me.  I’m not […]

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Birthday Surprises and Gratitude…


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I remember the day back in the dead of winter when my dear friend Maryanne told me to block off a couple of dates in the spring as she had some surprises planned for my birthday.  She was giddy with excitement and I remember feeling how much I wanted to know what she was excited […]

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When relationships lead to suffering…


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This Thanksgiving weekend, a time of gratitude, a time with family and friends made me seriously think about relationships.  Both in my private practice and in conversations with friends, relationships seem to be a major focus and a main source of both joy and contention.  We often struggle with someone because they are not acting […]

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