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Happiness Is..

Bold Steps. I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Surviving and thriving. That’s us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of … Continue reading

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Hmmmm

I would have much preferred to be the subject of the “Instant Stress Relief!” or “Make Good Sex Great” article. But whatever. Prevention Magazine. October 2011. Pages 94-95.

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Blendered. Again.

School started this morning. Lucy and Bayla were thrilled. Mark was melancholy. And I was chopped, tossed and tongue-tied by the schoolyard full of parents. Stepping into that sea of smiling excitement knocked me flat. I can’t think. I can’t … Continue reading

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Extreme Vacationing

Unbelievably, our long-awaited cross-country train trip has come and gone. What a wild, wild ride. It was our longest family vacation, to date. And certainly our most intense. Compared to the hardcore Rocky Mountain hiking, biking and camping of my … Continue reading

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Attention. Here and Now.

“The ego believes that through negativity it can manipulate reality and get what it wants. It believes that through it, it can attract a desirable condition or dissolve an undesirable one… ..whenever you are unhappy, there is the unconscious belief … Continue reading

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Your Story Deserves to be Bold — My PAB2011 Jolt

Related Posts: Bold. By Default. Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith Happiness Is… Evolving Contested Irrelevance — My PAB2010 Jolt More PAB

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Practicing Safe Wrecks

Fear of failure and regret have tortured me my whole life. The first strangulates me, lest I do something stupid. The second beats me ruthlessly each time I do stupid things. Lately, I’ve been lowering my standards. Practicing accidental failure. … Continue reading

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Oh BOLO Me-o ♫

I had no idea this event existed. Thanks to my friend, Laurie, I’ll be there. I hope you will too. BLOG OUT LOUD 2011 WHERE: The Prescott, 379 Preston Street, at Preston and Beech WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 2011 from … Continue reading

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Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

A 21-month attagirl from oncology. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Happiness Is…

Taking Bold Steps. More than once, I walked home crying. But I made it through my first ever dance class. And I’m absolutely thrilled that I did. Related Links: Baby Steps Happiness Is… Evolving It’s just something the body does … Continue reading

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Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith

I’ve been planning my PAB2011 Jolt. But I’m choking. Luckily, I remembered this sanity-saving advice from Julien Smith. Here’s a tiny taste…. Do things that you consider embarrassing. You must try this. Find your internal filters and break them, one … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Yesterday was the end of term dance recital at our local community centre. What a fabulous show. Hundreds of talented young people filled with energy, confidence, excitement and joy. Even my belly dancing class troupe performed. Did I join them? … Continue reading

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Ease

I don’t dream of flying, fulfillment or fame. Even my life-long boat, plane and elevator disaster dreams are almost always preempted, these last few years, by the horrid-family-problem theme. But last night I had an absolutely, extremely, wonderfully atypical dream. … Continue reading

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