Actions speak louder than words

Actions speak louder than words

The other day, a well-intentioned post commending single parents irked me a little. The person’s partner was away for a few days and they were expressing admiration for single parents because the brief absence was making life challenging. I do appreciate it when...
What jewels are buried inside you?

What jewels are buried inside you?

“The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all and then stands back to see if we can ever find them.” This quote is from one of my favourite books, “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is Gilbert’s reflections on living a creative life and it is both...
I am from good apples and bad decisions

I am from good apples and bad decisions

“I am from good apples and bad decisions.” This is the last line of a poem my son brought home from school last week. It’s a line he wrote. The wisdom of children sometimes blows me away. I laughed when I first read it but the reality is that he’s right. He is from...
A simple solution for overwhelm

A simple solution for overwhelm

Are you tired? And not, “Wow! That was a big day!” tired. I mean “full-on exhausted just from the act of living” tired. In single parent groups and in Clubhouse rooms, I’m seeing frequent posts about not being able to keep up, feeling tired, stressed and...
The secret battle in your mind

The secret battle in your mind

You have a few little voices in your head that don’t want you to succeed. It’s not that they want you to fail. It’s just that, as your risk management department, they are VERY risk averse and much of success requires risk. As you can imagine, they don’t think much of...
After separation: What do I do now?

After separation: What do I do now?

“What’s one piece of advice you’d give someone who’s newly separated?” Someone in one of my social media groups asked this question yesterday and my answer came easily: Focus on yourself. Self-care, self-development… start dreaming again. What do you want to create...