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Dancing with butterflies

Photo by Ashley Rich on Unsplash I’ve been dancing with butterflies. Chasing them. Watching them. Befriending them. She is everywhere I go. I sit on the back deck while my boys play in the yard and a butterfly flutters her way over us. I go for a walk and she weaves in and out of… Continue reading Dancing with butterflies

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All you need is 20 minutes

Photo by Kosal Ley   All you need is 20 minutes. My husband has just come home from an insanely busy work day, meetings piled upon meetings. “Do you like being that busy?” I ask. I’m in awe, really. I always am of his job as a real estate broker. I shudder at the demands… Continue reading All you need is 20 minutes

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Summer, music, years gone by

I can remember summers gone by based on their playlist. There was the summer of Spiceworld, when every pre-teen girl knew her Spice Girl nickname (and which one she secretly wished she could be). Then there was the summer before Grade 6 when my friends and I made up a music video to Sometimes by Britney Spears, practicing… Continue reading Summer, music, years gone by

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In the Name of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies 🙂 When I was a little girl I loved Valentine’s Day. I would plan my outfit carefully, with as much pink mixed in as I could find. I’d spend hours filling out valentine after valentine to give away. My friends and I would take loads of pictures of ourselves at school, giddy… Continue reading In the Name of Love

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10 ways I strengthened my mental-health

I am a perfect storm of a personality. My family has a history of mental illness so I am at a lovely predisposition to a problem in this area as well. I am an introvert, so openly speaking about personal problems is already an enormous effort. I am a perfectionist, control freak, and an idealist.… Continue reading 10 ways I strengthened my mental-health

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Heart vs. Mind

The intellect has a way of building a fence around the heart, cutting us off from what we know to be true in a way that is hard to prove according to the categories in which proof matters. – Rob Bell When someone says “follow your heart” it can sound cliche. It’s what we tell… Continue reading Heart vs. Mind

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A personal challenge, and one we might all want to practice.

  “Accept Yourself, and Expect More From Yourself.” Thank-you Gretchen Rubin for that one. I am in a constant tension between these two things. Of wanting to show myself the highest level of self-compassion, after so many years of putting way too much pressure on myself…yet also being cognizant of the ways I could be more motivated,… Continue reading A personal challenge, and one we might all want to practice.