I remember the first time it happened. The first time I thought I couldn’t live with anything but the best. It was grade seven and I had transferred to a new school. Back then it was all about the GAP sweaters and Tommy Hilfiger cargo jeans. If it didn’t have a name on it? I… Read More Nothing But The Best
Have you ever taken a moment to think about the close calls in your life? The near “hits” or near “misses” of opportunities? It’s amazing how many signs in life that we miss, and how things that seem so frustrating become clear years later. My Close Call A few months back, I had one of… Read More Near Hits & Near Misses
Life goes by so fast. I remember growing up how I longed to be a teenager; then to be able to drive a car; followed by legal drinking age. Looking back, those years flew by. Today, I’m challenging you to pause and take a minute. Take a minute to appreciate all you have done in… Read More Pause, Take A Minute
I know that good men exist; they are out there somewhere. However, there is one type of male that I have run into again and again in recent years – what I like to refer to as “the man-child”. It seems that gone are the days of wooing and courting. Now, you “swipe right” to… Read More Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?
Have you ever heard the saying about the fish who wanted to fly? Or the bird who wanted to swim? Neither one would ever be able to do what the other could do. Sometimes we need to accept our limitations and lead ourselves down a new path. Sometimes we fail – and that’s okay. I… Read More Failure Is Necessary
When it comes to relationships, everyone has their spectrum of tolerance or their list of goals. Perhaps you have a list of things that you absolutely could not and would not deal with. For me, I have one requirement – to be with my best friend. I know someone with parents that have the relationship… Read More Some Call Me Picky
How many times have you heard the following? “They’ve been together forever.” “We’ve been friends since birth.” Whether it’s a friendship or relationship, we’ve all had that run-in with time. We place such an importance on the length of time we’ve known someone or have been with someone. However, I’ve discovered something – time means… Read More Time Means Nothing
My whole life I have wanted to try hurdling. Many times I have thought, “I’m tall with long legs, I bet I could jump over them.” Then I pause, in fear, and decide to save it for another day. What if I trip and fall? Could I make it over a smaller hurdle first? The… Read More A Funny Thing About Hurdles
This week I was thinking about the concept of commitment. Whether it is a commitment to a job or a relationship, a fitness routine or a personal goal, the amount of effort and time we dedicate to it is important. Think of that time you have joined a gym with a half-assed intention; or attempted… Read More Let’s “Go All In”
“If all your friends jumped from a bridge, would you?” I used to think this was a dumb question. If all my friends jumped from a bridge, I most definitely would not. However, I apparently thought it was intelligent to jump from a window onto gym mats. As much as I never thought I’d be… Read More Would You Jump?