Monthly Archives: February 2015

The art of giving it a go

For as long as I can remember, I’ve harboured a secret dream of learning to paint. On canvas, that is, not walls! When I’m having a hard time falling asleep, I sometimes imagine myself sitting at an easel overlooking a … Continue reading

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Creative problem solving from a three year old

When my son, Little A, was about three years old, he loved to play hide-and-seek around the house. Big A (husband) and I joined in with enthusiasm, as we are dedicated hide-and-seekers from way back. One morning, Big A decided … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with an old love!

A couple of weeks ago, the children of a good friend of mine surprised her with the gift of a cello. It seems that when she was younger, Krista had played clarinet in the high school band and cello in … Continue reading

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Tired of asking what’s for dinner?

A few years ago, I worked in downtown Toronto and took a commuter train to and from my home in Mississauga. While I quite enjoyed the 30-minute trip (it gave me the chance to gear up or down, depending on … Continue reading

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Making space for the great things that come along

Have you ever been asked to do something you like but don’t really love? It seems that there are endless opportunities to say yes to things that are good, but not necessarily great. Whether in family relationships, friendships, work, volunteering … Continue reading

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