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That which LASTS

In August, my mother died.  Just uttering those words can cause me to catch my breath. I can hardly believe that I won’t see her sweet face again, won’t hear that wonderful laugh, won’t share another cup of tea or enjoy another conversation.   But believe it I do and while my grief has at times […]

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We are all MOTHERS

All women are mothers; not all give birth, not all are able, not all want to. Some have not seen their own child in years, some have lost them, some are searching, and some have said goodbye.   Some have healed, some have moved on, some have left this lifetime, some live in hope, all are […]

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OPEN Door Policy

In the 80’s in corporate Toronto, the company I worked for introduced a strategy that would allow the management team to engage more with our staff; we were encouraged to adopt ‘an open door’ policy.  It was believed that by opening the doors to our offices, we were indeed opening up the lines of communication, […]

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Cause for CELEBRATION

Let us face it; most of us are living an ordinary life.  We are born, we die, and in between, we live… a fairly ordinary life. We grow up; go to school, work, and rest.  We have relationships, pay bills, travel, share meals, make money, handle hardships, play, travel, endure tragedy, learn, and grow old. […]

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It’s beginning to FEEL a lot like Christmas…

As the decorations go up and the commercials begin to air, I ask myself, how will our family celebrate this magical time? The answer is as it has been for so many years –  we will spend our time together, and where we do give, we will give experiences rather than ‘gifts’; create shared memories […]

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Finding True NORTH

What if instead of raising children, we raised them UP – to the light, to stand up and face forward What if instead of feeling honoured to have them, we felt honoured that they chose us What if we considered them a gift and a privilege and took our place in line, humbled by their […]

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To Have and To Hold…

On a recent anniversary trip, my husband and I reflected on our 30 years of marriage and why we were still enjoying friendship and love.  Having been only 19 and 20 when we wed, our chances of reaching 50 and still being together and happy, were slim. At 13 ½ years old, I had looked at […]

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What I LEARNED & RECONFIRMED in 2011

Upon reflection, here is what 2011 taught me and what I know to be true: ♥   That a sense of order and peace really can reside on the inside regardless of what’s happening on the outside ♥   That adversity is a gift and that although we can’t always see it at the time, if we really look […]

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Aging with Grace

This past week I realized that my mom is old. My mom is 82 so it may not come as a surprise to anyone else that she is old, but it did to me, it came as a quiet, creeping up on you kind of surprise. My mom has always been ‘with it’; you might […]

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Following Your Heart

That news is forever etched in my mind, no that one is stitched in – the moment when we found out we were going to have twins; our tiny family of three was quickly going to grow to five. In one of those quiet moments following the news (it was a long moment – we […]

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