A poem…

I seek adventure and courage in the ordinary shadows,

all the while knowing it’s not there.  It beckons from further afield.

But will those distant shores wash me clean with salvation?

Time passes on butterfly wings,

Cobwebs tickling my cheeks, slowing seconds

and I savour each hint of a smile that creases my cheeks.

Rare moments of joy that crack open […]

By |May 7th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

The Rise and Fall of Friendship

Friendships come and friendships go.  It is an inevitable part of life.  Friends are often very much like romantic partners.  They come into your life for a season or a reason.  But not forever.  Do friends ever stay forever?  Do you ever have those enduring friendships (so commonly portrayed in those Saturday afternoon TV movies) […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Musings|0 Comments

FEAR, SELF-LOATHING, AND THE SPECTRE OF DEPRESSION – My best 10 tips for fighting through to the other side and finding your happiness.

 

 

What stops us from achieving what we want in our lives?  Is it society?  Has it told you that you can’t be more than you are?  Is it your boss?  Does this person that you spend most of your life with (it’s actually true isn’t it?!) never give you validation, sometimes forgets to pay you […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Musings|0 Comments

SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?

I remember when I was just knee-high to a grasshopper…
Bloody hell, don’t start your writing like that! Begone cliché! You are not invited to this party. Don’t worry, we’ll talk about (aka vilify) clichés soon enough. Not to mention, it makes me sound like an 80-year-old with a tight-enough-to-pull-my-puckered-skin-smooth, librarian-grade hair bun.  In my future?  […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Musings|2 Comments

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS AS A SINGLE

The Christmas season can be tough on a single.  There is this buzz in the air of romance and magic.  Nearly every Christmas special on TV includes a pair of lost souls finding each other and falling madly in love.  And the current Christmas songs?  Yep, so many of them are all about love:
·         All […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Life in Victoria, Musings|3 Comments

DREAM CHASING — FEEDING YOUR APPETITE FOR A LIFE WORTH LIVING

You know that clichéd phrase “live like you were dying”?  Over time it has lost some of its impact.  When you hear it, does it make you stop and contemplate?  Or does your mind move past it as easily as if someone had said “nice weather today”? 
I work in a doctor’s office as my […]

By |December 8th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

Life’s experiences — the good, the bad and the ugly (aka assholes)

We have all experienced assholes.  At work.  Socially.  While shopping for a package of toilet paper.    
Heck, every now and again, maybe we’ve even been one. 
But you recognized it, reined it in, and apologized — right?  Of course you did.  That’s the difference between acting like an asshole, and being an asshole. 
Because basically you’re […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

WHY GREAT WEB COPY IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND CONNECTING WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

I have worked in health care for a number of years as a Medical Office Assistant.  The health care system, as just about anyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows, is stretched and strained.  The people that work in healthcare can be overworked, tired, and unhappy, and often forget that they are dealing with […]

By |May 25th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

How do I know if I should do something in life?

How do I know if I should do something in life?  If it scares me.
New experiences are out of my comfort zone.  Period.  They are never easy for me.  But I keep doing it.  And it gets a little easier each time … I think.   But what keeps me pushing?  What compels me to experience […]

By |March 30th, 2013|Musings|0 Comments

Wisdom from Oprah Winfrey

The following showed up in my Facebook today.  The timing was perfect for me, and an excellent reminder that I am worth being treated with love and respect, and that I should never, ever settle.  I felt compelled to share it.
HEAR WHAT OPRAH WINFREY HAD TO SAY ABOUT MEN :
If a man wants you, nothing […]

By |March 22nd, 2013|Musings|0 Comments