Family, Parenting

Dealing with Parent Guilt: Some of the Best Advice I Got

Speaking of guilt: I’m a very avid advice seeker.  I mean, why not prevent things from happening by getting the advice to do just that, rather than fall into the same trap as others have?  And so, right after we got married, my husband and I started reaching out to our generous and loving friends… Read More Dealing with Parent Guilt: Some of the Best Advice I Got

Personal Development

Dwelling: Reflecting Without Movement

Breaking news: everyone makes mistakes.  What a great thing, since mistakes are a great way to learn and to advance at all levels of our lives, be it materially, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.  The tools we need to make the most of our mistakes include the art of reflection, i.e. to analyse deeply what we… Read More Dwelling: Reflecting Without Movement

General

Living Our Life to the Fullest: Choosing What to Focus our Thoughts On

It feels like an increasing number of my friends are battling the blues. Having the privilege of being a confidant to many of them, I have had many occasions to reflect on what causes said blues. Reflecting with my friends, we realized that often, they become blue because they dwell on unpleasant things. We know… Read More Living Our Life to the Fullest: Choosing What to Focus our Thoughts On

General

Scared of the dark… Inside of us

I was this reading this article on the CBC website and it hit me.  We are most vocal about the things that scare us about ourselves, the things we perceive as the darker side of our nature that we refuse to acknowledge. It is as if being against it in the public sphere will just… Read More Scared of the dark… Inside of us