Category Archives: Hope

What Is The Meaning Of Life?

Have any of you ever asked yourselves that question?  Why am I here? What does it all mean?  Why do some people seem to have it so easy and others so terribly hard? I’d like to say I have the … Continue reading

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The Murdered Child Club

I’m part of a club—one I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy, and yet one I wish everyone could join.  The members have learned to take the worst that life can throw at them and still thrive…such an amazing example … Continue reading

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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Life has a way of working itself out.  I saw a presentation once by former Attorney General Michael Bryant. He had been charged with manslaughter after hitting a cyclist and killing him.   Needless to say, his life was in turmoil … Continue reading

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Monkey Mind

Some of you may remember Alison Parrott.  She was abducted, raped and murdered in Toronto in 1986.   She had become quite a good little runner and was to leave the day following her abduction to compete internationally.  However, she was … Continue reading

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Trauma and Growth

Over the next two months, I will be speaking at various events about the benefits and personal growth associated with trauma.  Did I just say benefits, personal growth and trauma in the same sentence?  That might sound impossible or rare … Continue reading

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Dealing with Problems

All of us have problems.  Some big and some small but none of us can escape that fact and we spend a lot of energy trying to become problem-free. According to a parable of the Buddha, we each have eighty-three … Continue reading

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What brings you comfort?

I seem to be hooked on “ted.com”, an internet site where fascinating people give short speeches about topics they consider to be important messages to share with the rest of us.  Most of these speakers are far more intellectual than … Continue reading

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Adversity and Challenges

This last week has held many challenges, reminding me that life can be darn hard work some times, and it’s up to us to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and find ways to carry on.  Ultimately, we are … Continue reading

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How will you cope through grief?

As we waited 3 long days for the jury to return with a decision of guilty or not guilty for Melissa Todorovic, we were, naturally, unhappy and stressed, yet there were many moments of levity.   I dare say there might … Continue reading

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The Question of Easter

Someone said to me yesterday “if you believe that Jesus rose from the dead, I’ve got some property in Florida I want to sell you”. After Stefanie died, as I mentioned before, I was less than impressed with God.  At … Continue reading

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