Loneliness. The Subject No One Wants to Talk About

Loneliness. The Subject No One Wants to Talk About

Are you lonely? It’s not an easy feeling to admit.  Whether that’s from shame, feeling as if there’s something wrong with us, or because we feel that we are the only ones experiencing it. Let me lay that idea to rest. Based on conversations I’ve had with women when...
Ready To Expand Your World? Diversity Is The Answer

Ready To Expand Your World? Diversity Is The Answer

Diversity. How much of your everyday life or even a part of it, is spent with people who don’t think, act or look like you? Does it matter? It does if you are looking for new opportunities to grow and learn about the world and ultimately, about yourself. And, as we...
Why Growing Means Learning to Say Goodbye

Why Growing Means Learning to Say Goodbye

When I left my home province, I said goodbye, many of them. When I did, I didn’t realize exactly how big a move it was nor the internal shifts to come. This week, I’m present in the psychological shift my son and his partner are making in a continental move. From one...
Is It Time To Own Your Life Stories?

Is It Time To Own Your Life Stories?

How do you feel about your life stories? Do you even think about your life in terms of stories? As a speaker, I do. Following a recent speech for the members of a T.O.P.S group, I answered questions about a growth mindset. What it is and how it applies to different...
Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Alternative belonging. It’s where my thoughts go, the day before Valentines. Ah Valentines. The flower giving, chocolate eating, marriage proposal, gift giving, dinner out frenzy. I think about all the people for whom none of that will happen. A day in which...
Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, a Christmas Cactus greeted me as I sat down at my desk this morning. A dainty pink bloom a cheery note on a grey December morning.  Immediately I thought of the occasion of receiving it and am reminded of how similar my life is to the blossoming of this...