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Giving up Caffeine

 I've decided to give up caffeine for thirty days, mostly because I've become a little more dependant on coffee than I want to be. A little because I'm curious if all the research is correct and my caffeine intake is contributing to a lower quality of sleep and leading to headaches.  I never liked coffee. It was not something that was a p...

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Yesterday was the International Day of Friendship. Of course, this got me thinking about my friends. How those friends have changed (in some cases) over the years, and why those changes happened. The truth is we all have friends. It doesn't matter if you are someone with two close friends or 20, we all have someone in our lives who we count on to a...

As most of you know the first week in February before we knew much about Covid-19 or had any form of shelter in place orders I took a Disney Cruise out of New Orleans (side note: I always wear a mask when I fly, have for years, at the time it was not a COVID precaution). I was able to book this trip in 2019 with a friend and had a wo...

I've always been someone whose emotions were very close to the surface. As a child, I can remember many times when adults around me would say things like, "This isn't happening to you, stop crying" or "It's a made-up TV show, you have no reason to be upset by this." As a young child, I learned very quickly that the world doesn't want to know that y...

We have had so many changes that happen in our world in such a short time over the last five months. The world is not the same place it once was. We are not the same people we once were.Have you thought about how you have changed?  I hear a lot of people talking about how they can't wait for the world to go back to "normal" but I think what "n...

We all feel it, now that we are three months into the Covid-19 epidemic. In the beginning, it was fun to have so many places to stay connected with friends. To work from home and have after-hours social get-togethers with our friends. Now it all feels overwhelming, and like there are so many commitments, we can't keep up.Being on video calls where ...

 I had the opportunity to last week to chat with an author about the book she had written. The conversation will be released on the podcast Monday, but before that, I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the book with you because I found it a compelling novel of life lessons. The book is broken up into smaller sections, so it...

 Multiple Sclerosis (or MS as most people call it) is on the rise here in Canada, and scientists are not entirely sure why. MS has no cure and not one specific cause we can point to and say, "this is why you get it." Yet, there are approximately 77,000 Canadians currently living with the disease. Most Canadians get diagnosed with MS betwe...

 I am going to say the wrong thing. I am going to do the wrong thing. I am going to speak when I should listen. I am going to listen when I should be speaking up. THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN. I own that. I know that I am learning and so I will make mistakes while I do so. I am okay with that. I will take ownership of those mistakes because they wi...

 It's been 60 days. 60 days of self-isolation in this new crazy world we live in. I don't even know how to process that. I'm not sure how I feel, how I'm supposed to feel about that?  Actually, as of today, it's been 66 days for me. 66 days worry, 63 days of learning, 66 days of stress and joy mixed into...