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Yes, I spent yesterday in tears

It wasn't because I was about to turn 40 (that happened today). I'm actually excited about that. It wasn't because I was sad or hurting in any way.It was because, like most of you, I had been holding my breath for the last 4 years. Waiting for the next horrible thing that could and would likely happen. I was praying every day that it wouldn't end i...

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This month I will be turning 40. While I would love to travel to some far off place I've never been before and explore a part of the world that is magical and full of unicorns, Covid-19 has me living in a full lockdown/ stay at home order here in Canada. How can one properly celebrate a birthday, let alone a 'big' birthday, without being able to do...

 This word scares some people.  Frankly, it scares me a little, but that's the whole reason I picked it as my word this year. I'm not big on New Year's resolutions or setting pie-in-the-sky goals for myself at the start of a year. I like to aim each year towards getting more comfortable with myself, growing in some way that I haven't befo...

 A lot of people over the last few months have said they want 2020 to be over. Simply put, people want to turn the page into a new year and hopefully a new way of life that differs from the last 10-12 months.  I'm not sure how to feel about that because, on the one hand, I understand the sentiment. 2020 has been a year filled with chaos, ...

Has anyone ever asked you what you do for yourself today?It's not a question many people get asked or stop to think about, but it should be. We spend so much of our time focusing on other people's needs. This past year especially, we've had to focus a lot of our time and energy on the people we care about. On their health, their safety and what we ...

What is "Aces," and why do I think it matters? "Aces" is a study done in a joint effort by the Centre for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente in 1995. Yes, I said 1995. Even though this groundbreaking research is more than 20 years old, it is crucial for us to be aware of it because the continued research supports its findings and is expanding on...

Recently on the Chasing Happiness Podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing R. Dawn Hutchinson about how she became an author and what it means to her. You can listen to the full podcast episode here (Itunes https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/chasing-happiness/id1178333959?mt=2 or Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/03cBFZOCy1CMld...

 The three blessings exercise is about changing your mindset.  Let's not sugar coat it.  This year has been horrible in many ways; it's been stressful and hard to navigate. We've all wanted a reset button for 2020. People have wanted to get to the end of the year just to be done with it. People are looking forward to getting back to ...

 It's that time of year again. The Chasing Happiness twelve days of giveaways for this holiday has season has begun. This year because of possible delays in the postal system with more of us ordering online, I've started the twelve days in mid-November so that hopefully, everyone who wins something will receive what they won before Christmas.&...

Let's face it, Halloween this year is going to be different. In a lot of areas, kids won't be trick or treating. We won't be going door to door to get candy or having large Halloween parties. This year is different. We all know it. We've felt it for months now, and based on conversations I've had with friends and other entrepreneurs; we've all had ...