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21
Apr

Drop anchor

Pause to plan Sailing in stormy waters can feel exhilarating and nauseous, all at once. It’s just a squall we tell ourselves; we’ll be out of…

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22
Feb

You’re Not Listening

I can't hear. Listen up. Watch this. Pay attention RIGHT NOW! It’s hard to discern meaning in a cacophony of noise. Maybe it’s the imperative for…

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02
Dec

I Can Fix This Myself

How’s that working for you? What would we do without those who have a knack, not to mention tool kits stocked full of hard-earned skills, for…

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11
Nov

Keep the Porch Light On

“I can’t tell you where I am going or when I’ll come home. Mom, please understand I have to do this.” It was two days after…

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15
May

Leave Taking

It feels like taking down the Christmas tree. Removing the baubles, savouring the moments glazed onto each one, tucking them under blankets of tissue paper to…

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24
Feb

News has a Timetable

News has a timetable­­, but in my case there’s nothing instant about it. These days the second the word deadline pops up, my motivation begins a…

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20
Nov

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Got to make the morning last. These days I have the luxury of making my mornings last—in fact, I consider it a personal triumph if I…

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30
Jul

Il Vaut Mieux Faire Que Dire

Doing is better than saying. It’s easy to toss out a magnanimous promise, especially in the heat of an emotion-charged moment. I’ll never do it again…

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08
May

Do Nothing and Rest Afterwards

Are you kidding? When was the last time you came to a full stop - no screens, no nothing? The pure distilled silence of deep rest…

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15
Apr

Bite Your Tongue

Say what? If you bite your tongue, it’s going to hurt which theoretically might prevent you from saying something you’ll regret. Sometimes I find myself chewing…

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