As a therapist, I occasionally get all caught up inside my head. No surprise there. My husband often has way better words for explaining things and one thing he talks about often, and I have stolen from his repertoire is the development of schtick. As we grow, mature, change and adapt we present ourselves to … Continue reading Mind your schtick
I was strolling through Pemberton on Tuesday. Doin’ my Tuesday thing, grocery shopping, banking, going to the bakery, physio… a usual Tuesday around town. A habit I picked up in Halifax is that I look up when I’m walking around. I look up and look at people. This surprises people, but the overwhelming response is … Continue reading Strolling through Pemberton
I do not participate in organized religious practices and have no affiliation or experience with attending at place of worship. My nuclear family celebrates Christmas with time together and food, Hannukah with candle lighting, friends and food, Easter with friends and food and Passover with more food and friends. There’s a theme building here and … Continue reading Do unto others
I attended Therapeutic Conversations 13 (TC13), a gathering of Narrative Therapists last week in Vancouver and had the fortune of going to a workshop with Tom Carlson & Chene Stewart. Toward the end of this workshop we spent some time imagining how we wanted the people we worked with to feel we felt about them. … Continue reading (Updated) Value
Should. The little word that shouldn’t. If I could choose to drop one word out of my vocabulary it would be the dirty s-word. Should. Think about it, should implies judgement, should implies failure to do something, should implies not living up to expectations. Every time I feel the s-word creeping into my awareness or … Continue reading A few thoughts on the real s-word: “should”
The ultimate blessing I can imagine bestowing on our community: may we be forever bee-friendly, may we be visited by happy pollinators, may all living things flourish, may there be honey. Thanks to Tanya Richman for sharing these shots of some early visitors appreciating this weird weather.
The #50DayWellnessChallenge was an invitation made by the Winds of Change, to help mark a 50 day countdown to the Wellness Gathering, and invite people to delve into what wellness means for them. With the Gathering complete, the madness of the holiday season ahead, and the prospect of New Year's resolutions around the corner, we … Continue reading #50DayWellnessChallenge – A Wellness State of Mind