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It’s easy to get caught up in a swirl of negativity and fear when world events remind us of our fragility. But though we can’t control those events, we can choose what to focus on. So at this time, and especially on 9/11, I’m consciously … Continue reading
I admire when people are able to think on their feet. I’m not usually the one to provide a smooth, polished answer to something without thinking about it. But I must say that being a mom continues to be the … Continue reading
Hello everyone! I’ve been blogging for two years now, and thought you may want to see the person behind the posts. So I recorded this video clip (eeek! my first one) for you. In it I share a little bit about me … Continue reading
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama I love that quote. I agree with it wholeheartedly – at least in theory – but to be honest I sometimes rush around too much to notice when a … Continue reading
I’m honoured to tell you that I’m a contributing writer in a beautiful collaborative e-book for moms called Awakening Wonder: Discovering Delight in Everyday Moments. The free e-book, which launches today, is the inspiration of Becky McCleery, creator of the growing community Raising Loveliness. Designed to uplift … Continue reading
We are one – all of us. We’re in this world together. It’s in our power (and isn’t it our responsibility?) to create positive change for ourselves, the people we love, even the people we don’t know… not to mention … Continue reading
I love reading about people’s journeys, both spiritual and physical. When someone reaches into their heart and shares authentically about what they’re experiencing, it strikes a chord deep within me. I too like to share from the heart, but sometimes I … Continue reading
I’m excited to feature a guest post from wise and talented blogger Ida Mae West-Simone of A Vision For Our Kids. Ida Mae is a teacher and reading advocate, currently teaching special education to Junior Kindergarten to grade three students. … Continue reading