Living in the moment (?)

We are often urged to live in the moment, or to stop and smell the roses.  But not all moments are made of roses. Some are made of shit. So should you stop and smell the shit? Not a catchy slogan, but: yes....more

10 Lessons from Living beyond the Comfort Zone

Some people embrace change, actually seek it out. Others resist it like a bad parasite. I usually fall into the parasite-resisting category (it’s why I never get sick). Last year, when I put a magnet on my fridge that said “life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” I did so to remind myself that good things can happen when you stretch yourself. I’ll admit, though, that at the time, I didn’t expect to stretch very far....more

Letting Go of Perfection

     Sometimes I look at all the things that are still undone and I get overwhelmed. The garden.  Sewing projects still half-finished.  The clutter in my house.  Books still waiting to be read.  I look around and feel stuck.  Today I realized it's part of my endless drive to be perfect.  Everything must be perfect before I can let go and enjoy the moment....more

Be Here Now

Be here now, no other place to be Or just sit there dreaming of how life would be If we were somewhere better Somewhere far away from all worries Well, here we a...more

Alone with my thoughts

Sometimes life gets so busy that days, weeks, and months pass by in a flash. It's already December and the year is almost over. How the heck did that happen? Brings to mind a quote from one of my favourite movies: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."  I love taking walks....more

And now for a little inspiration

I bought a poster recently and I find it so inspiring that I just had to share. I hope you enjoy it too.    Instructions for Life   Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. Follow the three R's: Respect for self Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometim...more

FEAR: false evidence appearing real

I recently returned from a backpacking trip in Glacier National Park, where a series of events prompted me to explore my relationship with fear. For many years fear was my enemy. It paralyzed me from living the life I intend to live. But after having children and hitting bottom when post-partum depression sank in, I finally re-evaluated my relationship with fear. I learned to use fear as a motivator, and as a healthy tool....more

I totally hear you! Between my sis-in-law and I we have six children. We were so thankful they ...more

Baby Steps become Milestones

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then eve...more