Posts Tagged friends


Our first year of Homeschooling report card

As the school year winds down for most, I have the pleasure of reflecting on my first homeschooling year. Both my kids did really well with the structure I provided and definitely took advantage of the many excursions. Experiential learning has been rewarding for all of us. A visit to the science centre could have […]

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Saving time and investing in Healthy Friendships

I had a great conversation with a girlfriend yesterday about how to recognize the value of a friendship. There are just too many people who claim to be a friend and then do absolutely nothing to maintain the relationship. “Let’s get together soon, we should definitely do that, I’ll call you soon, I love it […]

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Get it Together Lady

“Get it Together Lady!”. These are words I’ve been saying to myself for the past few weeks. I came back from Argentina with so much perspective on my own capabilities and lots of ideas to share. Then I became totally overwhelmed by it all and backed away from my blog completely. Very counter productive. I […]

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Permission to Love

It took a long time after my dad was deported for me to stop looking over my shoulder. I just didn’t believe that he was really gone.  In this state of wanting to open up and allow myself to develop normal relationships, I had to stop looking back.  I had to believe that he was […]

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Breaking down the Wall

Ok. I’m back in a place of being able to articulate some of the many issues I dealt with in therapy. There has been a swirling of various topics in my head but none seemed to have any sense of direction or purpose. It was truly uninspiring to be overwhelmed by so many partial ideas. […]

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Where does Compassion fit in?

I was asked, “Where does compassion fit in?”  as I was explaining what makes me tick. I would hate to think that in my direct way of speaking about hard issues that I may be perceived as lacking compassion.  I’m sure the person asking me meant no offense (none was taken), but I wondered how […]

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Christmas is here.

What a whirlwind to have endured only to have so many wonderful rewards at the end. All the gifts are wrapped and the Christmas Eve dinner has been eaten and leftovers put away. I have to admit it’s been lovely knowing I won’t be traveling this season. Knowing that there are days in front of […]

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A Random list of Happiness

-My kids giggling -Preparing a new dish and seeing my family enjoy it -Enjoying a quality glass of wine after the kids are asleep -Getting messages from friends I haven’t heard from in a long while -The smell of the mountain air -Seeing the mountains everyday and noticing all the daily changes -Watching my kids […]

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