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Showing posts from February, 2013

Agreeing to Disagree

Have you ever been in a discussion and felt your point of view was not being heard? Or have you been so firm in your convictions that your sole goal was to convince others of how right you are?
Often while people talk, we're so busy formulating our own answers and thinking about what we're going to say –  even interrupting the other person in the process – that we lose an opportunity to learn.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Relationships are wonderful, rewarding, beautiful, exhilarating, frustrating, tough and everything in between. They can bring out the best and the worst in us. They change over time, for better or for worse.
But when faced with difficulty, how do we know when to try harder, and when to part ways? I have asked myself this question numerous times over the years and it has never been clear cut. As some can attest, I am by no means a relationship expert, but I do know what hasn’t worked.

Spotlight On: Second Harvest

Second Harvest is a Toronto based not-for-profit dedicated to "helping feed hungry people by picking up and preparing excess fresh food and delivering it daily to social service agencies." Built upon respect and service to the community, Second Harvest has rescued and delivered more than 80 million pounds of food and prevented over 40 million pounds of greenhouse gas equivalents from entering the atmosphere since its founding in 1985. I recently interviewed Executive Director Jo-Anne Sobie about the organization and her views on mindful living.

Not for the Faint of Heart

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.-Jim Morrison
We talk about the value of pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone yet simultaneously fight change tooth and nail. We hold onto relationships that are not fulfilling when we know we should move on. We stay in jobs that make us unhappy and complain. We dream of the life we want but don’t take the steps required to make it possible. Why do we cling to situations despite that they may not be in our best interest?

Getting over a Creative Rut

I started this blog over a year ago and with that was a commitment to sharing my thoughts and ideas with you on a regular basis.But as any writer will attest, sometimes the words just flow and other times, well…it’s everything you can do to get any inspiration at all.

In Good News: The Kindness of Strangers

Sometimes it’s hard to read or listen to the news without thinking that the world is all doom and gloom. It’s far less usual that good news make the media pages. But when it does, it goes a long way to warming the heart and restoring our faith.