Category Archives: Relationships

On 9/11, What Will You Focus On?

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

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Happy Heart Day!

Hi everyone!  Happy Heart Day! Today may you be reminded of how amazing you are, how important you are in this world, and just how loved you are – because you are all of those things. And may your heart … Continue reading

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HELP – Need Manual for Inquisitive Kids

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

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This is Me!

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

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Happy 2nd Birthday to The Brighter Side of Life!

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” ~ Paulo Coelho It’s hard for me to believe another year has passed since I started The Brighter Side of Life.  What a year it’s been!  This blog … Continue reading

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Help Yourself by Helping Another

“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

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Awakening Wonder

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

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The Elusive Quest for Balance in Difficult Times

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

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Dig a Little Deeper

In our culture of technology, instant gratification and short attention spans, it’s easy to make quick, superficial assumptions about people. I recently stumbled upon this poster in my Facebook news feed and it really moved me: It was originally posted … Continue reading

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