Posts Tagged happy


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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Learning to ski

Yesterday I had an opportunity to go to our local ski hill at Canada Olympic Park. It’s close, had some cool stuff going on and the kids were really excited to go. “Mom, are you going to ski?” asks both my 6 and 4 year old boys. “I don’t know how”, assuming this will get […]

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Bragging Rights

I love my bragging rights after a difficult project is achieved. Most obviously are any of the mountain climbing, altitude hiking that I have been talked into by my darling husband. He will roll his eyes and gladly tell you his main hardship was enduring my whining. Truly, at the end of the day or […]

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Be a Whole Person

Why do people choose to identify with their disease rather than who they are as an entire person? I have depression that I manage each day with medication and hopefully enough self-awareness to recognize when I’ve gone off the rails. However, when trying to identify myself,I don’t think of Teresa- depressed chick. I’m a lot […]

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Happy with my 11 kids

Today I started my next term at the YMCA. I, with the help of one other volunteer,  have 11 kids to facilitate through a craft, gym time,free play, story and get them to the pool all in one piece. It’s quite the adjustment since last term I only had three kids and one was my […]

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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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