Canada!

This being Canada’s 150th made me truly think aboot what it means to be Canadian, why I love it here and why I would never want to live anywhere else. First, I feel embraced here. We really do welcome cultural differences. You can see it in the culinary scene in Toronto–it’s not difficult to find … More Canada!

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Acceptance

The writer Katherine Mansfield wrote: Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. This is the mystery. This is what I must do. This is what I must do too. I have a hard time embracing events in my life, especially things that I don’t want. I end up holding … More Acceptance

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Control

I have control issues. This isn’t something that I’ve thought much about or even noticed until recently. I just finished reading Michael A. Singer’s autobiography, “The Surrender Experiment”, where he chronicles an astounding life of going with the flow, of not fighting life at all. Whenever life presented him with an opportunity or a request … More Control

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Money

I rarely think about my relationship with money, yet it’s something I think about everyday. Maybe it’s because the two of us have such a complicated relationship​. It was the root of so many arguments between my parents growing up, and the cause of much shame and resentment for me because I could rarely have … More Money

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Gratitude

I’m thankful, but I don’t often express it. For the last while, I’ve been counting everything that was wonderful about the day while in bed, just before falling asleep. Most nights I can get up to 20 before I drift off. It occurred to me that it’s just as important to show gratitude than simply … More Gratitude

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And then, you

You showed up out of the ether. “Hi, how’s it going?” I didn’t know what to say that first time. And you’ve been floating in my mind ever since. Then you found me again. This time it was easier for both of us. The words flowed. Have we done this before? The familiarity is comforting. … More And then, you

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And then, and then

When I was younger I thought I’d have everything figured out by now. All the missing pieces would be found and placed into their rightful places; the picture would be complete. I would be complete. I never considered that I might still be working on the landscape now, still filling in the gaps. This morning … More And then, and then

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Emotions

I’m not afraid of you anymore. You use to terrify me. All my energy was spent avoiding you. Just to escape, I would distract myself with invented dramas and problems–simply to avoid facing you. I ran miles and miles until I was lost and exhausted, but there you’d be. I could never lose you. The … More Emotions

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