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For the tragic story of Stefanie's death, click on Stefanie's picture to be linked to a Toronto Life magazine article.
Attract the Right PeopleYou can't expect to draw people into your life who are kind, confident, and generous if you're thinking and acting in cruel, weak, and selfish ways. You must be what it is that you're seeking- that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract. Dr. Wayne Dyer www.drwaynedyer.com
Category Archives: Giving of yourself
Battling the crowds, scheduling family gatherings, Christmas parties, budgeting for gifts, meals or outings, school concerts, and church commitments are just some of the added stressors that bombard us during the holidays. When you add those to any unresolved grief, … Continue reading
A week or so ago I was running some errands, the final stop, to buy some wine for an upcoming dinner party. In happy contemplation of a lovely evening to come, I was lost in pleasant thoughts trying to decide … Continue reading
Often, losing someone can make us stop and appreciate those who remain and many times those relationships become enriched. This isn’t true in all cases, but for the most part, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to make … Continue reading
What do we feel on Remembrance Day? Gratitude – primarily, sadness – definitely, respect- without doubt, anger – maybe, frustration – probably, but does forgiveness enter into it at all? This day has always held such meaning for me. We … Continue reading
Teen suicide has been in the news a lot lately and has touched our lives personally this past week. Studies show that almost every person thinks about suicide some time in their lives. It might only be in passing, and … Continue reading
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
“I admire your strength. I’m still bitter and angry after all these years and not a holiday season will go by in my lifetime without me thinking about your daughter and Jane Creba and all of the other innocents whose … Continue reading
Ever wonder what a day is for a mother of 5? Today (a rarity) I got to sleep in until 8 a.m., although it wasn’t a real sleep as it was constantly interrupted by loud noises or arguments between the … Continue reading
As some of you may know, my husband and I adopted two precious little girls from China since Stefanie’s death. (If you’re interested in knowing what it was like, feel free to visit my adoption blog at www.5xmum2b.blogspot.com.) The first … Continue reading