Why pleasing others may stifle your dreams

Why pleasing others may stifle your dreams

You are with someone you love, alone in the woods. It’s pitch black and you’re clinging to the back of their shirt, as it is the only way of knowing where you are going. Luckily they have a spotlight pointed directly on the path in front of them. Suddenly they fall, and you are left […]

What started out as a list of 31 fun things turned into quite the journey …

What started out as a list of 31 fun things turned into quite the journey …

Having fun is one of my core values. For me, having fun equates with happiness, joy and living life to the fullest. Earlier this year I got the idea to write a list of fun things to do from a friend (who passed on this article here). The idea is to write a list of […]

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Making space for grief with music and mindfulness

Last week I shared my first series of posts that explored the theme: “Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” In it I shared about the importance of family, my nephews, and experiencing joy in life’s precious moments. You can read it here. This week, my intention was to write a […]

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

  When I was a kid I thought adults had their shit together. Little did I know that adults are just human; each one with their own story. I often look back on my high school years with disdain. Yet there is no reason for it. I had good teachers, friends, was involved in school […]

Could compassion be the answer when dealing with the prison population?

I am employed in various positions, both paid and unpaid, in which I am involved in some way with the criminal justice system. One of my positions involves conducting interviews with prisoners and their families on several different projects. When I explain to others what I do, I typically get two responses – both associated […]