Last week, I hosted a public speaking workshop with my class. We discussed the fears and hesitation to speak in public; how your mouth goes dry, you ramble a little too quickly, or your knees wobble just a little bit with everyone word. Then, as we talked about solutions, one thing that kept standing out… Read More Just Be You
Lately, I haven’t been blogging a whole lot. It’s not due to lack of material, because lord knows I have a ton of that, but due to a combination of lack of time, and the opposite of writer’s block. I have too much to write about. So it is time to get back on track.… Read More You Deserve More
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
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
“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?
On the weekend, I had the most incredible experience taking my reiki level one with Sarah Knight in Kingston, Ontario. It was a weekend of peace, love, meditation, closing chapters, and opening new doors. No words can fully explain how great it truly was. As we got ready to depart on Sunday, Sarah informed us that we… Read More No Alcohol? No Problem