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 […]

I Know the Secret to Happiness…

I know the secret to happiness and it is easy; happiness is something every human being can attain.  I can sum it up in one simple word “gratitude”.  Folk like Oprah have been preaching about an attitude of gratitude for well over a decade, but it is 100% the truth and logical when you think […]

Are You Wasting Your Sundays Dreading Monday?

Tomorrow is Monday, and I am not sure about you, but I wish it wasn’t.  Monday means waking up early, and starting the weekly routine of beginning a work week. I think about the emails which will greet me before I even arrive at my desk, the requests from others who did some work from […]

Humility, Gratitude & Minimalism

This past Sunday at Mass, the readings were all about humility which was a great reminder for myself to be more humble and to be grateful for the good in my life.  A reading from the book of Siracha talks of the greater you are the more humble you should be; it speaks how God […]

The Priceless “Stuff”

I am not going to lie, I have a lot of stuff and some of it is pretty nice, top quality, brand names, expensive and et cetera. Since being a teenager to my mid 30s, I tried my best to keep up with the Jones, or at least try to appear that I was keeping […]

Canadian Thanksgiving

   Although, I did not grow these gorgeous veggies myself, they were all grown in my beautiful province – Nova Scotia.  I am grateful to live in Nova Scotia, and I am grateful for my friends who I will be having over to share in my bountiful harvest which was purchased from my local market […]