Every Breath of My Life is Political

Every Breath of My Life is Political

Inside: From the books I read, how I spend my money or teaching my children about the beauty of their diversity – my whole life is political. I have always believed we are more alike than different and that our diversity is beautiful, not just healthy but needed, something that is meant to both inspire AND make us uncomfortable so that we continue to become. I was raised in a small prairie town snuggled tightly into verdant valley, surrounded by bear and moose, tadpoles and garter snakes, gorgeous rivers and […]

Permission to Fail Builds Strength and Courage

Permission to Fail Builds Strength and Courage

Inside: Permission to fail builds strength and courage and helps us experience life through the lens of curiosity and joy rather than fear. This post is partially excerpted from 12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life and includes referral links. “The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”  ―Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Why Resilience Matters You’ve probably heard the term “resilience” before: It’s an important concept […]

To a Parent Who Has Lost Their Child: In the First Year

To a Parent Who Has Lost Their Child: In the First Year

It seemed as if you turned toward/somewhere else, away from all/our help, so that we are left to/ask for your help now, not in answers/but in asking all the difficult/and beautiful questions your life/bequeathed. —David Whyte 10 months ago, I lost one of my favourite people. A kindred spirit (though he’d roll his eyes at that). At 23, my son Jairus had his own best friends, but he was one of mine. He made my life better, more interesting, funnier. Harder. I loved spending time with him, and he helped […]

The Curious Ways that Constraints Unlock Creativity

The Curious Ways that Constraints Unlock Creativity

Inside: Choosing to get curious when faced with limitations allows us to shift away from judgment into joyful possibility. This post contains referral links. Have you ever experienced the serendipity of how an unexpected lesson from a book or movie in exactly the right moment leads to a podcast that leads to a conversation that leads to new insight that changes you or your perspective? One of my absolute favourite things in life is how when I get curious I build all sorts of new creative connections that meet me […]