Keeping Confidence High

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Every year I choose a word to represent something I want more of in the months ahead. As I shared at the beginning of the month my word for 2016 is confidence. I did this for a couple of reasons, but my big, overarching motivation was that I was … [Read more ...]

Poem of the Month: Penguin Costume

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Recently I re-embraced my adolescent love of writing poetry. Many of them are written just for me, but I have written enough that are not as personal and I'd like to share some of them. And so, a blog series is born. These aren't necessarily my … [Read more ...]

A Word for 2016: Confidence


For the past number of years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. For 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]

2015 Year in Photos Slideshow

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This is my favourite post of the year. It's a lot of work, but I am happy to do it because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, which are sort of my bread and butter. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my … [Read more ...]

Holidays and Sick Days

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I had grand plans this holiday season. Grand plans. With my daughter now almost 11 years old, we were going to bake together. Oh yes, we were! Or perhaps I was going to get her to bake for me, which sounded even better. And then we would enjoy … [Read more ...]

Light and Hope

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This is a dark time of year ... the darkest, in fact. And so, since time immemorial, long before stories were written down or babies were laid to sleep in mangers humans have craved light. The promise that the darkness will not last. That the sun … [Read more ...]

Making a List, Checking it Twice

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Sometimes it feels as if Christmas is all about lists. Gift buying lists. Grocery shopping lists. Baking lists. Decorating lists. Gift wrapping lists. Lists of errands to run. Lists of tasks to perform. Lists of parties to … [Read more ...]