Posts Tagged Life

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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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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He Made it to 12! (and so did I)

Almost a year ago I wrote about my boy wanting to die¬†and “lay in a grave so I can have some peace”. I’ve been asked many times over how he’s doing and where things are at for him these days. Well, today is his 12th Birthday and we’re still here! Right before Christmas we were […]

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Live a Little, Live a Lot

You wake up every morning. You hit the floor running. Well, unless you’re like me and then you trudge with squinty eyes hoping not to tumble down the stairs on the way to the coffee pot. Your duties for the day roll over and across and around your brain, trying to make sense of the […]

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Attitude is Everything, So the School Says

My daughter’s school celebrates every report card term with an early morning awards ceremony complete with bagels and coffee! They invite parents to come and acknowledge those students who have achieved the Honour Roll (minimum 80% average with Very Good or Excellent in effort & attitude in every subject) or Principal’s List (Very Good or […]

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Sometimes kids say hurtful things. Sometimes they’re right.

I had a horrible experience last week that shook me up pretty good. I think another gray hair or two showed up just to add to the trauma! My 13 year old made a statement that made me want to curl up and withdraw from life completely – for about 5 minutes. Then I decided […]

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24 Things to Always Remember

Author/Source Unknown Your presence is a present to the world. You are unique and one of a kind. Your life can be what you want it to be. Take the days just one at a time. Count your blessings, not your troubles. You will make it through whatever comes along. Within you are so many […]

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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