• You Did It! Now What?

    Recently, a friend of mine completed an arduous two-year Masters degree, made even more difficult by the fact that for a huge chunk of it, her partner needed to work out of province. My friend,

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  • The Grace in Receiving

      Recently, a friend and I had a great idea. Both of us had projects, close to our hearts, that had been on the back burner for a while. We were feeling stymied in our

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  • Living the Love

    Recently a dear friend, who also happens to be a cloistered nun, wrote me this: “Live the love, not the problem.” This was after a particularly heavy rain in New Brunswick, which caused a terrible

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  • Listening for the Quiet Voice

    One of my favourite things to write about these days is that crazy-ass “inner critic” voice that lives inside our heads. You know, the one that says you’re not “enough” of anything? You’re not smart

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  • Going Nowhere

    “Don’t Just Do Something. Sit There.” — Sylvia Boorstein The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer is the second of the new TED books. This beautiful series of essays, written by an esteemed travel writer, is

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  • The Nature of Truth

    How many times a day do you stop yourself from doing or saying something because you’re afraid of what someone else will think? If you actually take this question seriously and start noticing, I would

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  • It is Solved by Running

      For as long as I can remember I have had dreams of running. Not just out for a jog in my slumber. No, this is swift, sure-footed sprinting, my bare feet barely touching the

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