Category Archives: Beginnings

Who will we meet at the fork in the road?

We just never know where each fork in the road, each seemingly insignificant decision, is going to take us, nor all the great people we’re going to meet along the way. I’m not a great long-term planner—never have been—rather ironic … Continue reading

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Grief coaching.

I heard a statistic last weekend that there are over 50 million people in the U.S. suffering from one type of loss or another including death and divorce.  If that number isn’t big enough, the cost of those losses to … Continue reading

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Finding the positive.

There is someone in my life who is struggling with some fairly serious employment issues.  She had the presence of mind to send me a message knowing that I’m at home with four of my children who have strep throat … Continue reading

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Can you forgive?

Tis the season, right? To forgive, or to at least revisit that place we find so hard to go.  We all have people or things in our lives that could use a little forgiveness; people we feel have wronged us, … Continue reading

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The Best Defence Against Bullying

In the Globe and Mail yesterday there was an article “The Best Defence Against Bullying”, just one of many lately in the papers.  It was a bit different, with the focus on the bystanders rather than the victim or the … Continue reading

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The dreaded jury duty.

This is not meant to be a rant or a criticism of anyone who has tried to exclude themselves from jury duty.  I can’t count the number of times James and I have been asked the best way to avoid … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts.

When someone is grieving it’s very hard to know what to say or do. Feeling inadequate, powerless or uncomfortable is something I suspect most of us struggle with when faced with someone else’s grief. Here are some tips. I realize … Continue reading

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Grief’s gifts

There is a kind of shattering that happens with the death of a child, particularly a violent one.  Aside from a heart left in a million pieces, you lose a sense of who you are or what life is all … Continue reading

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Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Wow, that’s pretty harsh isn’t it?  But that might be the best advice I could give to help anyone to start moving past their emotional pain.  Now I’m not suggesting that it’s easy, not at … Continue reading

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It’s okay to laugh…

No one can say how long  or  in which way another person is going to grieve.  There are the famous “steps in grieving” but I don’t know what they are or particularly care.  We’re all different.   It’s an emotional rollercoaster,  … Continue reading

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