The Quest for Confidence

I am not doing New Year resolutions this year, as what I need to achieve is going to be ongoing for many years. I am going to have to practice kindness and respect towards myself. It is going to require unlearning beliefs and rewiring my brain. I need to flip the script on the internal …

Reflections on Life & 2021

2021 has been one of the most challenging years I have encountered thus far in my life. Over the past two months I have been able to reflect on what truly matters to me and I have reconnected with who I am. I care about my work a lot and I want to produce high …

There is Something About Mary

I am not talking about the movie where Cameron Diaz plays the much sought after beautiful blonde named Mary. I am talking about Jesus’s Mother Mary aka the blessed among women, Mary. Being raised in a Protestant household, I never gave much thought to Mary besides being a nice lady whom God chose to be …

2020 – The Year of Pause & Ponder

I remember saying goodbye to 2019 and thinking it would be a difficult year to top, after all it was the year I got married. Towards, the end of 2019 I found a new position in my career which I thought would be my final stop. Life was full of change, hope and wonder. For …

A Canadian Soldier and a Row Boat

When I think of World War II, a number of words come to my mind: Holocaust, Hitler, Warsaw, Germany, destruction and enabling deafening silence. I have been fascinated by the two great world wars since I was a child and not in a glamorous way, as there is nothing glorious about any war. What fascinates …

30 Days of Gratitude – Day 18

Today’s gratitude is about “one good thing which happened today”. Funny enough, many good things happened today. So, I will pick the one good thing which means the most to me. Today is my Dad’s birthday and my Dad is like a cat with nine lives!!!! He is so lucky to be alive today, but …

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 …