I realize that it has been well over a month since my last post: I feel horrible. And oddly enough, it's not for the reason I thought it was. I kept thinking about the time that has passed since my last post and kept feeling bad as it was 'X' number of days since the last … Continue reading Missed Me?
It's the end of April, and it snowed yesterday. Fittingly all the snow had finally melted off the grass in my yard, and I even started spring yard activities over the weekend. It likely wouldn't be that bad if this was the first snowfall of April; but in fact it's the third. It seems like … Continue reading Your Thoughts On Fridays
To those who know me, it is no secret that my favourite sports team is the Calgary Flames; it has been for as long as I can remember. In fact, at one point in my youth, I wanted to change my name to Mike Vernon (goaltender 1985-94 & 2000-02). Now, that's dedication kids!! Last week, … Continue reading 20 Pencils
In my amazing husband’s last post, he spoke eloquently about goal setting and the importance of goals. I would like to continue his train of thought by talking about how important it is to keep that goal in front of you, always fresh in your mind, always ready to do what it takes to accomplish that goal, no matter how hard or inconvenienced you may become.
About a month before Alan died, we sat down and had an important talk on what we wanted our life to look like; What our goals were as a couple. And among the many things we wrote on our board, I would like to share the most important one…so important we wrote a BIG blue box around it. In the box, it simply stated: “live a life of significance.”
Alan and I always spoke of changing the world together…of being light in the darkness…
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I have been struggling to properly formulate my thoughts surrounding this post. Not simply because of the nature of the topic and its implications; but because I do not consider myself "good at it". It struck me when I heard a friend of mine, after losing her husband, stand in front of a large group … Continue reading The Power of Choice
2013 is upon us! With every new year, conversations steer to ours resolutions: ways we want to improve and be a better person than the year before. Truth be told, I've rarely participated in "Making a New Years' Resolution". For example, one year I decided it was time to give up competitive rowing (something I have never … Continue reading Forget Resolutions
The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and as always it has managed to sneak up on me. Which is why I'm so thankful for my wife and her proactive holiday thinking and doing. I look forward to seeing my 22-month old daughter react all the festivities that Christmas brings: last year she just … Continue reading Tis The Season
For anyone who is not a hockey fan, you might as well look away... With the second round match-ups set in the Western Conference Playoffs, I'm sure there are many of us (including myself) who didn't predict St. Louis, Phoenix, Nashville and Los Angeles would still be on the ice instead of a golf course. … Continue reading How Do YOU Make A Difference?