Category Archives: Self-discovery

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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My Reverse Bucket List

Lately I’ve been challenging myself in new ways.  It’s exciting… and a bit scary. Our brains get used to doing what they’ve always done, and when we introduce lots of new stuff into the mix, the ego steps in and … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Find Your Way

Sometimes the path ahead of us is hidden.  Or the path we’re on just doesn’t feel right.  There are times we don’t necessarily know where we’re going in life, or even where we want to go. Because life is busy, … 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 Gift of Presence

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

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Time to Drop the Mask

We all wear masks.  You know, the ones we subconsciously layer on ourselves to match what we think others want to see.  At our core, we all want to be liked and approved of by others.  So we put on … Continue reading

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The Beauty Challenge

I put a lot of importance on living in the moment, but every now and then I have to remind myself to slow down and appreciate what’s right in front of me. So that’s what I did today. I went … 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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