It’s Remembrance Day. Keep your snotty nosed kids at home.

Don’t get all mad and self-righteous with me unless you’ve read to the end. Then you can be judgy-judgy if you so desire. I attended my first Remembrance Day Service at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium today with my sea cadet son – mandatory attendance as part of his commitment. I felt honoured to be […]

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5 Words My Ex Uses to Describe Me

Let’s be clear. With any broken relationship comes some element of pain. We are created for connection, not disconnection. The story behind the breakup of my marriage is long and arduous. Some have suggested I need to write a book or screenplay, but I’m not sure I want the ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ element of my […]

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I was told to confess. So I did.

I’m part of this *%&!($%&? writing challenge and write now I’m not so fond of Jeff Goins, the guy leading said challenge. Actually that’s not exactly true but I don’t like how uncomfortable I am with what/how he’s walking us through it. He says that’s a good thing. I know he’s write but it doesn’t mean I […]

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3 Real Reasons You Suck at Life

It takes a person with great courage to look inward and figure out why life isn’t going according to plan. Maybe there’s a measure of success but you know it could be marginally better. Okay, a lot better! Circumstances can be harsh, attitudes can tank and energy can be sucked right out for a period of […]

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Footloose at 50 | and so it is

I dreaded it. For months. Now it’s here. I’m … g-a-g-sputter-choke … wait for it … f-f-fifty. It snuck up on me before I was even ready, dirty rotter! Trying to find some way to accept my fate, my cheesy-ness resorted to coining a unique phrase for my new ‘situation’. These tumbled through my head […]

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What If?

What If for a moment we set reason aside? What If for a brief second our wildest dreams were given permission to surface? In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye… What If … that favourite 3 year old’s phrase. You know what I’m talking about. That annoying, repetitive, unstoppable, groan-inducing question that has the ability to be […]

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What I Learned (again) From the Gold Medal Game(s)

I can get up if I want to I didn’t miss anything by going to bed early Team matters – can’t win alone Life is what you make it Getting up again is the only option Shaking off the past is crucial – don’t look back Don’t let up, give up or shut up Communicate […]

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Lessons From a Trip To (or at?) the Roller Rink

Rollerskating. When’s the last time you went? Yah, me too! Years and years and years. And some more years. We went a couple of weeks ago and by the end of the evening my face was so sore from smiling and laughing. It’s a great opportunity to laugh at yourself if you’re into that sort […]

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Don’t Let Fear Be Your Decision Maker

So I’m reading a book right now that is fantastic yet horrible at the same time. Let me rephrase that. I’m working through a book right now. Working being the key word. It’s bringing out the raw part of me that I’d like to keep hidden. One of the reasons I’m doing it is to […]

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Monday Haters – Sucks to Be You!

This is the 2nd Monday of 2014! Do you just wish it would be over so you can get on with your week? Are you one of the 50% who are late to work Monday morning? Are there things you can do to prepare differently for it besides grumbling and complaining and focusing on all […]

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    "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~ Jack Kerouac
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