FINDING VALUE IN SOMETHING CHALLENGING

(Estimated reading time 1 1/2 minutes) My husband says I am a finger gardener. From a comfortable spot on the deck, sipping a cold drink, I’ll point at some plant and say in my sweetest voice, “Could you move that plant over there?” I love the look of a beautiful garden but not the work […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FEEL INADEQUATE

(Estimated reading time 1 1/2 minutes) I remember the first day we met – anxiety pouring out of your mouth so that you didn’t have time to breathe, anger your armour. I was new and had no idea how to engage with you. You were terrifying.  I remember your words stripping my skin off and […]

HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT DE-STRESSING?

(Estimated reading time 1 1/2 minutes) Growing up on the coast, the beach has always held a special attraction for me. One of my favourite things as the day starts or ends is walking. As I feel the sand under my feet and listen to the rhythmic sound of the waves my thoughts loosen and […]

GRATEFUL FOR BORING

(Estimated reading time 30 seconds) You came to see me today. You told me about your lost-but-not-forgotten soul mate of forty four years. Your pain made me ache; it made me cry. Your loss overwhelming to you even after so many years, still acute enough to make you want to give up your own life […]