The Art of Disappointment

Infertility is a study in the art of disappointment. Those of you in the trenches know exactly what I'm talking about. You have to balance, constantly. Plaster on a smile and get through that presentation after the bad phone call, attend that baby shower, or even sit in the waiting room of your OB-GYN's office where you're the only one who isn't pregnant....more

I am not perfect

I missed a few days of class. I haven't worked out since before Christmas. I missed a few posts from my blogging schedule. I am behind on my readings. I am human. As such, I have made mistakes. I have not been as productive as I need to be. I have watched TV or pointless Youtube videos when I should have been doing my work. I know all of this. ...more

Your Spiritual Self

Allow me to preface this post by saying I am not a huge fan of organized religion.  In my lifetime, I have noticed the distinct trend of people who most loudly proclaim and publish their church attendance and their personal holiness as being those same people who are mostly likely to betray, stab their fellow man in the back, and use that same religion to judge and belittle other people.  That is not my personal opinion of a spiritual being. Most religions, whether Christianity, Islam, Buddhism or Wicca, hold the same premise of the Golden Rule....more

Best day ever

(My “best day” usually includes coffee, a quiet corner, and a blank sheet of paper)I read this article by Noah Kagan on Jon Acuff’s blog about “hacking your best day ever.”...more

Why resolutions fail, and why goals are better

When it comes to new year’s resolutions, you’ll find me in the middle of the two camps. My friend Lindsay says “I’ll never eat an Oreo cookie again as of 2015″ and my other friend Kelly says “New year’s resolutions fail anyway, so I never make any.” One friend is a little delusional while the other is a little lazy.#troof #realtalkFriends’ names and objects of resolve have been changed to protect my friends’ identities and their respective objects of resolve....more

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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Emotional Care

Yesterday, I spoke on physical self-care.  Honestly, I believe that the physical aspect is probably the easiest to improve and manage.  Emotional self-care is more difficult by far. Taking care of yourself emotionally means making some difficult choices.  Is everyone in your life healthy for you?  Are there toxic people or relationships that really need to go?  We all seem to have that friend who disguises a slam as "just trying to help" or "thought you would want to know". Actually, no....more

Paper Doll

Truth is I don't know what it is going to take for me to accept me. I thought I already had. Most days I think I could feel so sure of myself and then something happens like a life altering event and that's when I realize I never took care of the last thing that happened. I never set up healthy ways to cope or work through or even heal from the last something that knocked the wind right out of me....more

Saying Thank You - Giving Thanks

This has been on my mind of late. I think that as a society we are forgetting, or neglecting, to say thank you. I remember when I was a young girl and my aunts from the next province over would send me a Christmas gift: something small, and sweet, and their way of saying they remember me and were thinking of me. My mother always got me to write a thank you note and pop it in the mail. My mother also used to call me the day after a party, or dinner, to thank me for the invitation. ...more