Archive for category On the Flip Side

Spinny Spin Spin – Right Outta Control!

Spinning your wheels is not a hard thing to do in the great Province of Alberta this time of year! Ice, while smooth and gleaming, is disruptive and dangerous to those of us who venture out on our snowy roads in less than stellar conditions. With the slip-sliding away, you can visibly see fear in […]

, , , , , , ,


The Green Green Grass of Home

If you know me at all, you know I think being unique totally rocks and that blending in to the pack isn’t necessarily all that exciting. Just because everyone is wearing it, doing it, watching it, doesn’t mean I have to. I usually end up trying to create my own path, doing things just a […]

, , , , , , ,


What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting

Life has its moments hey? I’ve lived much of mine kind of as it comes. You know, deal with things as they’re handed to me. It’s served me to the degree that I’ve survived and haven’t crumbled under extreme circumstances. What I wasn’t doing was anticipating things to be different or better. I was not […]

, , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Birds of a Feather

Watching these cute little birdies for the sum total of 3 minutes while waiting at a drive-through brought a few things to mind: when the weather sucks our feathered friends stick together flocking together creates a wee bit more warmth than going it alone when one finds food they all find food (and it’s more likely […]

, , , , , , , ,

1 Comment

Change the Flippin’ Lightbulb Already!

How long does it take one person (me) to change a light bulb? A while apparently! I couldn’t figure out why it was so dark in the kitchen and truth be told I don’t have a clue how long those 2 bulbs had been burned out! Yes, 2 of them. I like things bright and […]

, , , , , , , , , ,


Say YES to the Revolution

Say yes to the game your child asks you to play. Say yes to cuddling on the couch without electronics at your side. Say yes to an extra 15 minutes outside in the crisp fall air….jump in some leaves! Say yes to being in a photo you don’t want (others want you in their memories!) […]

, , , , , ,

Leave a comment

Treat Others as You Treat Yourself

Have you ever stopped to really consider the phrase, “Treat others as you want to be treated”? While I believe it to be a powerful statement that is undervalued and overused, there is another thought that niggles at the back of my brain. It’s worked it’s way to the front now I guess, and therefore […]

, , , , ,

Leave a comment

Is There Anything RIGHT With the World?

So…I’m going to go a little ballistic here, be warned. I am SO completely done with the “you’re not good enough” mentality we are saturated with in our society. We talk about confidence, self-improvement, we say with one side of our mouth “you are enough” but really? Is that our true belief system? I’ve read […]

, , , , , , , , ,


You’re Such a Baby!

Babies do such a great job at demonstrating life lessons, don’t they? When a baby learns how to do something it is with such wonder and delight. Progress = turning over from front to back – sitting up – crawling – pulling themselves up on furniture – that first step with trepidation and glee as […]

, , , , , , , , ,


Words of Wisdom…Let It Be

Let it be, whisper words of wisdom….let it be. Another song lyric. One thing about music we all know well is that it is powerful and we can identify moments in time when it hits us to the core. I told someone this week that I wish some songs could be banned on all Calgary radio stations […]

, , , , , , , ,


  • Click to subscribe if you'd like to receive Shandra's posts via email.

  • Join me on Twitter

  • JMT Seal
  • Soul Massage

    "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