Posts Tagged ‘sleep’


Discovering My Mission

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Camp girlIf you follow me on FaceBook, you’ve seen the saga I went through a few weeks ago – it took me about 24 hours longer to get from Winnipeg to San Antonio, TX, than intended. Blizzards, maintenance issues and everything the Universe could throw at me conspired to keep me from getting there on Thursday afternoon, as planned. (more…)

You Are Not Broken

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

You've always been beautiful I’ve been reading various articles indicting “the diet industry” of profiting from the misery of people, especially women, who believe they are broken and need to be fixed. (more…)

#BlogElul 5 – Accept

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

BlogElul graphic As many of you know, I’ve been living with a chronic disease since 1987. It has waxed and waned over the years, but it is not likely ever to be “cured”. The best I can aim for is extended periods of remission, punctuated by uncomfortable flareups. The reason I am telling you this is not to elicit a pity party, but to talk about acceptance. (more…)

Starting Afresh

Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day by brillianthues, on Flickr

Today is my 53rd birthday. Yes, I was born on Valentine’s Day. The joke in my family is that my father wanted to name me Valentina, but my mother always assured me that I was in no danger. (more…)

My Three Words for 2015

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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My Three Words for 2015

Here we go, my three words for 2015! As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been doing Chris Brogan’s Three Words project for several years now. Enjoy his words for the year and see what you think of the project. Maybe you’ll want to join in. (more…)

#BlogElul 9: Hear (and Be and Believe)

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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It’s Elul again!

Well, that was sad. The kids went back to school and I missed two #BlogElul posts in a row. Life is just like that sometime. (more…)

I Love the Smell of Facebook in the Morning … But I’m Giving it Up

Monday, August 4th, 2014
I love the smell of fresh watermelons in the morning

I love the smell of fresh watermelons in the morning by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓, on Flickr

OK, now you really think I’m nuts. Smell of Facebook? What’s that about? And why would you give up smelling (or reading, I guess that’s more accurate) Facebook in the morning? (more…)

Summer Body Shaker with Erin!

Monday, July 7th, 2014
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Summer Body Shaker!

I’ve come to the conclusion that Erin Postle is one of my favourite people. She’s a former high school counsellor who became a weight loss coach, nearly bankrupted her family, then went on to achieve health and wealth with Isagenix. I’ve had the good fortune to talk with her quite a few times and I find her to be an effective coach, who really enjoys working with people and improving their lives. (more…)

30 Day Challenge: Sleep

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Sleeping Indira

Sleeping Indira by Tambako The Jaguar, on Flickr

Last night I did something I haven’t done in decades. I crawled into bed, read Facebook for a few minutes, turned off the light, and woke up again over eight hours later. (more…)

About Batteries

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Batteries

Batteries by Jamie McCall, on Flickr

The theme of my life this week seems to have been about batteries. It’s connected to the fact that it’s been very cold here, but as my coach Berni so astutely pointed out, there’s a metaphor there I need to consider. (more…)