Lessons from a Lockdown .. or Three …

Lessons from a Lockdown .. or Three …

While the COVID pandemic still tragically and frustratingly rages in far too many parts of the world there is beginning to feel like there might be an end to it. Recovery begins. And I use that word carefully. Dora has always appreciated wfh. There is absolutely no...
Spring is in the air …

Spring is in the air …

And here, in Ontario our lockdown continues. We are on a stay-at-home order until at least June 2 and we are a month into it now. I might actually be starting to miss in-person shopping a tiny bit – I need summer socks and a FUSSY about socks so would really...
Learning is hard

Learning is hard

I say that like it’s some kind of epiphany but I suspect you already knew it. Learning means making mistakes and making mistakes can erode our confidence and then we are looking at a nasty little loop – not a nice happy training loop but one where learning...
What is Kindness?

What is Kindness?

I had a much “ruder” title that involved an acronym but asked the same question. Then realized my mom sometimes reads the blog so rethought my wording. Was that kind? No. It was self-serving. It might have also been thoughtful but the action in and of...
Fitness Matters

Fitness Matters

It’s that cold, lazy time of year when I most want to curl up on the couch or in my bed and do …. nothing. You might think I exaggerate but I can assure you at least twice in the last 5 days I have processed the entire thought of what a day in bed might...
Reflection, not rumination.

Reflection, not rumination.

As my most recent, incredible FDSA class wrapped up I spent quite a lot of time reflecting. In fact, through the class, we all reflected a lot and sometimes we stewed a little. We all had lots happening in life, in a lot of different ways. This is certainly not an...