Facing Fear

Facing Fear

Fear has many faces … Fear can get to us often whether it is fear of failure, fear of success or even fear of fear itself. Everyone has experienced fear at some point. Fear is often can be a real stumbling block that prevents success. Fear doesn’t have to...
You are not a victim

You are not a victim

Don’t get me wrong, you may have experienced horrible things – bullying, chronic illness, violence and complete and utter tragedies. In those times it’s completely normal and natural to feel like you are a victim, that the world is against you, that...
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...