Reflections, 2021

*A little past the midpoint of January. So, before it's too late, if it's ever too late, here's a little reflection on the last 365 days. 2020. I don't even know. I don't even know. A shit show. A roller coaster. A tumultuous relationship where things were on again, off again. Codependent. A 12 step... Continue Reading →

Getting ‘it’ in the Salon Chair

I recently got my hair done. It was time to hide the grey---again. When Holly was finished I absolutely loved the color and the cut. "Holly, you make me look better! I mean I'm a nice looking lady but you definitely polish me. Thank you! You're my stylist editor." I laughed at the spontaneous idea... Continue Reading →

Winter, You Wicked Teacher

It's so dangerously cold that skin freezes in minutes. Yes, minutes. Exposed hair grows icicles. Hair hanging out of toques, eye lashes, beards, eyebrows turn white and crispy with tiny stalactites. Every morning I am layered like a pleasant smelling Ukrainian nesting doll. Somewhere under the ski pants, the regular pants, the thermal underwear and... Continue Reading →

I Hope You…

I came across a post by Coffee and a Good Book on Facebook with a list of hopes in a meme. It read as follows: I hope you: find time this week to get really really quiet curl up in a big cozy chair and watch a movie you've seen a million times beforehug people... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Letter, 2021

Routines. Traditions. Exercises. Commitment. These sweet concepts ground me---even the thought of them. They don't scare me or worry me about impending boredom. These words make me feel comfort. They have no bearing on my spontaneity. And I think I live a little better keeping them in mind. Below I have my second ever Christmas... Continue Reading →

The Fight I Lost With Christmas

A Christmas Letter to a Friend Dear friend: You left me with two very tangible moments around the whole Christmas experience. Over a decade ago you told me your father's opinion on Christmas, but you didn't just state a sentence. You told a story and you confessed that you were surprised with your father's reflections.... Continue Reading →

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving was on the weekend and you know what that means---time for a gratitude post! When practicing mindfulness we're supposed to find things to focus on right now---so in my gratitude practice for Thanksgiving here's a list of 25 things I am happy for this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Sunshine. Each day was quite sunny... Continue Reading →

Challenges Are Sometimes Sweeter

I had lunch with a friend who is permanently moving to Ottawa with her husband for a career opportunity, a move closer to family and simply a change because it's time. As she reflected on her thirteen years in Regina, she admitted there were challenges but even the challenges made the experience of living here... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Willingness

My favorite season is summer. I appreciate the unique offerings of each season but I have, in the past, had a hard time letting my favorite season go. I saw a post recently that said "It's not officially fall until September 22 so sit your Happy Halloween, Sweater wearing, pumpkin spice latte drinking, scarf donning... Continue Reading →

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