30 Days of Gratitude – Day 13

Today’s gratitude is about what is my favorite area in our home? Finally, an easy one! The living room with our skyline view of Halifax, Nova Scotia is my favorite area of our home. We entertain our guests in the living room which everyone appreciates and part of their enjoyment is what I call our […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 10

Today’s question is what is the biggest gift in your life right now? Of course the immediate answer for me is God and my faith, but I am going to focus on another gift I am so ultimately grateful for which is my health and Canada’s healthcare system. My mother in law was over for […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 9

Today’s gratitude is a life lesson I continue to put into practice, but has been invaluable to me when I get caught up in caring about the opinions of others. Even since I was a child, it has been important to me for others to like me. I used to stress and have anxiety, pondering […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 8

Today I am supposed to write about what is my favorite song and why. I actually lost an hour of sleep last night trying to determine what is my favorite piece of music. With so many genres and centuries of brilliant music which has touched my soul, it was useless for me. I cannot choose, […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 6

Today’s gratitude is about blessings in disguise! When we come against a difficult situation and the ship we were trying to steer in one direction forces us to go in another direction, it can feel like the universe is working against us. I had my heart truly broken two times in my life. We are […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 3

Day three is a tough one for me as it is “what is your favorite part of the morning?”. I am not a morning person and I don’t like to be spoken to within the first hour of waking. I honestly don’t think I have a favorite part in the morning as all of it […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 2

For day two, my gratitude is for something I find comfort in… My faith. And no, it isn’t George Michael’s song nor famed album “Faith” which I am talking about, but my Catholic faith, my faith in God, my belief in a higher power is what gives me tremendous comfort during tumultuous stressful times, sorrow, […]

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 1

I am about to do some “throat clearing” as I have not written in ages. Part of the reason for my lack of penmanship is I have been overwhelmed with what is going on in the world right now. I have wanted to write about so many current topics we are straddling and attempting to […]

Rachel‘s 2020 Resolutions

I am one of those people who like to create resolutions upon the commencement of a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a clean slate; I like self-reflecting on what I have done well and where I have fallen short. For the past few years, I have tried several times […]

We Need a Slow Revolution

Remember when you asked a person “how’s it going?” and the standard response would be “it’s going alright” or “fine” or “good good”, but more often than not today the response is “BUSY!” and then you sympathize and say “I know, so busy”. Being busy has become a cultural norm. I long for the days […]