Increase Your Word Power – 2

    Human beings communicate primarily by the use of words.  It has been said that words can be a mighty sword.  What we omit to clarify is that words are also subject to interpretation.  So, the thought came to me to posts blogs with words with the dictionary definition and then suggest thoughts dealing […]

Increase your word power

Human beings communicate primarily by the use of words.  It has been said that words can be a mighty sword.  What we omit to clarify is that words are also subject to interpretation.  So, the thought came to me to posts blogs with words with the dictionary definition and then suggest thoughts dealing with the […]

How solid are your dreams/goals?

Have you ever shared your plans or dreams with someone only to have them shot down by a well meaning friend or colleague?  Or have you found yourself in the middle of pursuing your dreams to have unexpected criticism? If you have, it is understandable if you find yourself second guessing whether or not your […]

Dealing with the Holidays

  Christmas holidays present many opportunities for joy and laughter but for some, it can be a very challenging time. Gifts are usually given to family members and friends at this time of year.  For those having financial difficulties, the financial burden becomes magnified.  The sentiment that Christmas is too commercialized is widely held by […]

Celebrate every day

Why do we wait for special days to celebrate?  Recently on my birthday I got asked by many of my friends how I was going to celebrate this day.  Well, birthdays are pretty special and it’s the day when you reflect on life and how grateful you are for your blessings.  It’s also a day […]

How do you give?

Have you ever felt as if you keep giving and then there is no more left to give?  This happens when you give away yourself.  There is indeed a difference between giving of yourself and giving yourself away.  When you are generous with your time, your efforts and gifts (services, money, presents) because you truly […]

Dysfunctional/Functional Families

            The term “dysfunctional families” carries the connotation that the family is not functioning as it should.  The functioning family conceptually consists of a Mom, a Dad and one or more children in which the parents provide for the children’s needs and everyone “gets along”.  It used to be that it was the Dad who […]

Staying connected to what really maters

My dear friend Margie forwarded an e-mail to me and I found it so profound that I am including it in its entirety.  It is called “the stranger”.           A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town.  From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this […]

Turning back the clock

This weekend in Canada, we are turning back the clock one hour. How many of you wish that you could turn the clock back on your life, not just one hour but several years?  I know.   I can relate.  But a saner mind prevails and I know if I did turn the clock back, I […]

LIVING WITH INTEGRITY

Are you living with integrity (i.e. living as the person you truly are) or are you living your life according to what your parents, your spouse, your friends, your profession and others expect of you?  There are many individuals who are doing work they hate or merely tolerate just because of the pay check, they […]