Lessons from the Imperfect

So often in our lives we seem to strive for perfection. We want to be the best at something and we want everyone else around us to see and acknowledge us for our accomplishments. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with celebrating your accomplishments. All the power to celebrating full out for... Continue Reading →

Different lens

This weekend my daughter and I were on a camping trip. Like a typical parent, I worried way too much about everything being right and about all the little details that are “needed” to make camping fun and enjoyable for everyone. But it wasn’t until I let go that the fun really began. At one... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Negativity

Who hasn’t been in an environment before, where he or she was surrounded by negative talk. In our society this seems to be something that is quite common in all areas of our lives. For example we are often surrounded by co-workers, supervisors, and bosses who have something bad to say or criticize themselves, each... Continue Reading →

The Story

So many of us have dreams and aspirations for our lives, but while they seem to come true for some people, most of us find ourselves “stuck” in our situations without a way out. What is it that seems to make some people more successful in accomplishing what they envision of doing, while others just... Continue Reading →

Kindness Challenge – Learnings

With the kindness challenge put on by Niki over at "The Richness of a simple life" coming to an end, I have looked back at my posts from the last seven weeks to review the journey this challenge sent me on.  I have to thank Niki for the opportunity to explore kindness from all these... Continue Reading →

Grateful for kindness

This was the seventh and last week of the Kindness Challege put on by Niki at "The Richness of a Simple Life". I purposefully held off on this post until today, because I knew that this weekend I was signed up for a workshop called "The Bridge Experience" that is put on by Alexi Panos... Continue Reading →

Little  Planning

I love reading blogs, books, and articles about other people's adventures in travel and the outdoors. So often in those readings I come across people stating that planning the adventure out and putting together all the pieces is a big portion of what makes the adventure so exciting for them. I used to believe this... Continue Reading →

Kindness without expectation

For the sixth week of the Kindness Challenge put on by Niki at “The Richness of a Simple Life” she has had us think about “Kindness without expectation”. This topic took me much deeper than I had anticipated and I want to put a disclaimer up front that it contains some language around the psychological... Continue Reading →

Grateful for connections

Due to the things happening for me this week, I have decided to switch my posts around and do my general post today, while adding my response to the Kindness challenge on Sunday. After having given such a long notice at my job, the day arrived today of my very last day at work. And... Continue Reading →

New elevator speech

This past week, I had a lot of opportunities to test out the elevator speech for the new role I am trying to create for myself in the next chapters of my life. During my work’s big congress in Vancouver it was openly discussed that I would no longer liaise for my committees as I... Continue Reading →

Choosing Kindness

For the fifth week of the Kindness Challenge put on by Niki at “The Richness of a Simple Life” the focus has been on “Choosing Kindness”. I have been thinking a lot this week about the daily circumstances that often prevent us from choosing kindness. This week I am working on the organizational team of... Continue Reading →

Intuition is the plan

The last months have been a very interesting adventure for me. I have learned so much from and about the people that surround me on a daily basis. I have learned that when I quit my job without any concrete plan on what will come next, but with a vision for a future that lets... Continue Reading →

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