There’s reality, and then there’s the lie that perpetuates it.
The reality is that it costs more to be a woman in this world.
Let me count the ways...Read More
The shiny hearts are everywhere. They’re hung as decorations in the stores, they’re printed on product packaging, they’re stamped right on limited edition perfumes, cosmetics and flower vases; and they’re even part of the product itself when it comes to jewellery and confectionary.
Hearts and Valentine’s Day offers even appear on typical everyday items. This “special day” is indeed the apex of what is known as the consumerization of love and affection.
And the pressure to participate can be oppressive.Read More
I deliver bad news today. I knew in early December that I needed to do it. Yet, I waited another two months before communicating with the two recipients.
I worried about it. I lost sleep over it, even cried over it because I understood it could cost me some friendships.Read More
There’s been a great deal of discussion on all online and offline platforms about the power dynamics in the workplace and, to a certain extent, in the home.
It’s a touchy subject for all involved, with many of us feeling like we’re walking on egg shells any time we broach the subject.Read More
On December 23, 2017, at 11:10am, we lost our girl Isabelle (aka Belle).
It was sudden. In the two weeks prior, she had started to avoid her food dish. We didn’t think too much of it because she was known to be finicky from time to time. Then, she stopped eating altogether...Read More
Can you think of someone in your life—other than a family member—who you would help in a heartbeat, no questions asked, with no expectation of help in return?
If so, what are the characteristics of that person?Read More
There is SO MUCH pressure. It's everywhere, tacked on to every obligation or expectation we feel compelled to meet.
We feel the need to:
…and the list goes on.Read More
I met up with my friend Rob in August of this year. He’d sent out a message to his friends on Facebook looking for anyone interested in going out for a meal/drinks that evening to get over his cabin fever. Well, I hadn’t seen Rob in ages and thought “Why Not?”Read More
Mr. F2P and I don't exchange birthday or Christmas gifts anymore. In large part, it's because we do things for each other and because when we want or need something, we just buy it...and we don't tend to want or need very much.
This year has been a bit different. Well, just by a smidgen.Read More
It happens in the car, at work, at home, when we're out and about. We all do it. We judge. We judge ourselves and we judge others.
We judge everything we and others do, say and opine. It might be just for an instant, but we still do it.
To judge is not necessarily a bad thing. We need to observe and evaluate what’s around us. It’s how we learn, how we decide what we like or don’t like and it’s also how we evaluate opportunities and risks.Read More