Category Archives: Life Reflections

YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY

A number of years ago, while taking piano lessons and worrying that I wasn’t good enough or getting any better, my teacher told me that it wasn’t helpful to compare myself to others who have been playing for years. Instead she reminded me to focus on the fact that, like Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Chopin, and […]

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE AGING POPULATION

I read an article in the paper recently about how the hospitals are so crowded nowadays that people are either forced to go home before they are ready, or they’re being dropped off at a shelter. The article went on to say that because of the increase in the aging population, they expect to see […]

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VALIDATION

“I’m so pissed off today. This happened and that happened. Why are they bothering me with this kind of stuff? I planned to do so much today and this had to happen,” she said, pulling her hair out. She was overwhelmed by the events of the day and venting to her husband. But then she […]

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WHAT ARE YOU FOR?

WHAT ARE YOU FOR? Such an interesting question. I came across it while listening to a Wild Woman Project video celebrating the Spring Solstice. With all the changes going on in the world today, particularly in the political realm, people are worried and want to know what they can do. The people at the Wild […]

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IN REMEMBRANCE

March 10, 2017 was a sad day in the literary world. Two great writer’s died: Richard Wagamese and Robert James Waller. Both authors have had an impact on my life, and I’d like to honour these two men by telling you a little about them. ROBERT JAMES WALLER: Bridges of Madison County. Who hasn’t heard […]

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MY MINI RETREAT

I don’t know if it’s because of lent – a time of death and resurrection, but it seems that a number of my friends, as well as myself, have been going through some kind of transition lately. For a while now there’s been a battle going on inside me that’s pitted intuition against logic. And […]

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WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?

When we think of leaving a legacy behind, we think of something physical: money, land, a house, or perhaps some kind of creative work. It could also mean taking stock of your accomplishments and disappointments in the hope that you’ve created some kind of blueprint for your children to follow. Or perhaps you might be […]

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A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS – 25 To Be Exact

Julia Cameron is one of my absolute favorite authors of books on creativity and writing. I have learned so much about myself from reading her books. Every chapter asks you to think about the significant and the seemingly insignificant things in your life, so you can understand yourself better. One of the things she asks […]

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PARENTING IN THE 21st. CENTURY

Once upon a time, a son or daughter would grow up, find a job, get married, and shortly thereafter, have a baby or two, or six. They’d live in the same community, and often drop by for Sunday dinner of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, carrots and gravy. Perhaps followed by apple dumplings with lemon […]

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The Power of “No”

There’s a movie with Jim Carrey called the Yes Man where he is challenged to say yes to everything in his life.  It seems like a reasonable hypothesis to say yes to life. How often have you said no to something because you were afraid?  Probably too often to count. I remember being asked to […]

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Ask And You Shall Receive

As a parent, and a woman, it is not uncommon for me to put the needs of others before my own.  I think this is in part, due to the fact that I’ve been taught that it’s selfish to put my needs above someone else’s.  While putting the needs of others before my own is […]

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The Season Of Movies

Christmas is a time when families gather to celebrate the holidays.  For my family, it is also a time when we join together in front of the big screen TV to watch Christmas movies. If you knew our history, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the love of movies was passed on to our […]

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Small Things

Life is mostly made up of small events interspersed with the occasional drama.  If that’s true, why is it we tend to give more attention to the more dramatic events of life? The recent Olympics is a perfect example: watching the dramatic highs and lows of the athletes as they strive to honour their country […]

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