Going From ‘No’ to ‘Yes, if…’

Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’

10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years

My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…

Some Things We Never Let Go Of…

As we get older, we often run into the same issues over and over again, and find ourselves faced with pain we don’t think will ever go away. And you know what? That’s okay.

9 Modern Values Taught by Harry Potter

I’ve finally finished reading the last of the Harry Potter books to my children. It took us about a year. Over the months, I got to fall in love with them all over again, and saw my kids do the same. As a parent, I actually really liked the wisdom hidden in its pages.

My Needs Versus My Responsibilities

How do you decide between what you want to do, for yourself, and what you feel like you need to do, for others? What if those two clash? I’ve recently found a new way to weigh my needs versus my responsibilities that has left me feeling more in charge of my life.

My (Conflicting) Stance on Conflict

Are you a put-your-head-in-the-sand person or a say-it-as-it-is person when it comes to conflict? And if neither tactic really seems to be helping to fix things, is there a better way to approach disagreement?

Healthy Relationship Practices: Clarifying Your Relationship Patterns

Every relationships is riddled with patterns, the longer we have them, the stronger the patterns. We sometimes even start thinking that we ARE those patterns. But is that really true? And are those roles we take up as strong as we think?

The Dark Side of Idealism and Woke Culture

It’s wonderful when young people put their hands and heads together to fight for social justice, the environment and their future. But idealism also has a dark side that we need to be wary of…

Do You Want to Belong or Fit In?

We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?