Category Archives: Live simply

Fifty (plus) Things of Happy: an exercise in Gratitude for the Longest Night

I owe this post to the inspiration of one of my favourite bloggers, Fish of Gold. The instructions for this challenge are as follows: If you’d like to join in, here’s how it works: set a timer for 10 minutes; … Continue reading

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Ker Plunk!

When my kids were little they loved the game “Ker Plunk.” The concept of the game is relatively simple. It’s played with a vertical plastic cylinder that has several small holes poked around the centre. A handful of thin plastic sticks are … Continue reading

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Hot potatoes and Christmas kisses

I started the day channelling my inner Grinch, due in large part to a phenomenon that can be counted on to happen in my workplace immediately before any holiday period. It’s very noticeable just before school breaks for the summer and vacation season starts … Continue reading

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Looking for the light

The solstice is making sense to me in a new way this year. I’ve always noted it in passing– always felt some sense of quiet relief that the days would now begin to lengthen. But it’s always been subsumed by … Continue reading

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Slow Down

There was a moment a few weeks ago when I came very close to standing in the middle of the office and yelling “SLOW DOWN!” I didn’t. Because branch directors aren’t supposed to have temper tantrums. But you can bet … Continue reading

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You are here

In my defense, I was just the driver. Someone else was supposed to be navigating. And it was dark. Plus, we were all a little flustered after the kerfuffle at the car rental agency over our botched booking. But we … Continue reading

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On breaks, not breaking

It was never my intention to take a break of nearly three weeks from writing here, but it appears that is what I have done. And although I never made a formal commitment to myself (or you) to write according … Continue reading

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