I remember when I was a kid and my mother asked my father:
“Douglas, if you had two applicants that were exactly the same in qualifications, but one was a woman and one was a man, who would you hire?”
She had just been passed up for a promotion at work that she had been trying very hard to get. The person who beat her, was a young man who had just graduated from university and she had been working for the company for more than two years.
“I would hire the man.” He replied, with no hesitation.
This would be easier if I was angry
We have been here before.
The untangling of our lives. The barbed wire of our past, cutting deep into our flesh as we pull it apart once again.
Last time, I was angry at you. The hatred that ran through my veins justified all the pain I caused. I didn’t care if you burned inside, when I took a new lover. I gave you a year to make the changes we needed for our children, and you didn’t listen. …
I increased the pace of my steps as I tried to fall in line with her footsteps. Her gaze lifted, and I watched as a shadow fell across her face.
I attempted to resume our conversation, dragging her focus back to the present moment, back to the conversation she drifted so effortlessly out of. She quickened her pace and I let my words trail off into the vast emptiness that was cast between us.
I followed her attention. She was looking at her son off in the distance. I recognized her reaction. …
When I was a kid my brother really struggled in our family. He used to act out and didn’t think before he did things. I remember one day when he was around 8 he left after elementary school and decided to go for a walk, across a 6 lane highway, to the park on the other side of the street. He brought a friend with him and came back to the house soaking wet from playing in the duck pond. He was in really big trouble…and stuff like this happened all the time.
As he got older he ended up…
I used to identify as one of the almost 4 million entrepreneurs in Canada.
Failure is part of the learning process and my first business was not a success, which I expected. My last business was my final attempt (after a couple more business adaptations and ideas) at ‘living the dream’ and I recently just closed it as well.
Something interesting happened when I did.
This is the second time I have closed a website down. If anyone has done this before you know that it usually takes a few weeks for your website to be off line.
I recently had to close my third attempt at business. It sucked.
I did a lot of reflection on my failure, as we should, and one of the primary reasons that my business strength waned was not just the immense amount of competition, but all the “rules” of social media engagement I drowned in.
My business was an online one, so I researched social media marketing. This is not an article on social media so I will keep this brief — it was agonizing. …
Six months ago I remember looking at my life and thinking I had it all under control. It is amazing how fleeting our lives are, a single second or decision can change everything.
My partner and I were rocking the whole Covid thing. We had decided to invest in his job, and because I was a massage practitioner and my industry in particular was a huge struggle. We shut down my little studio and I created a small space at home for a handful my very closest clients. …
10 weeks old
The days are going by fast and boy, are they fun!
One of my favourite games is “How many times can we wash the same blanket” although for some reason I can’t seem to find blankets on the floor anymore….
I was allowed up on the couch too for a day but for some reason that ended. I think it may have something to do with chasing these things called “Cats” but I am not sure. Now I like to try to chew on the corners of this couch but mom keeps telling me “No”.
I have just spent my first week with my new boys and what a whirlwind it has been.
My new alpha person has been teaching me so much, most of which I am not a huge fan of: being alone in my new den for 30 mins, sitting, not chewing on peoples toes, not pooping on the biggest puppy pad ever called “carpet”. I mean, what is a puppy to do?
My favourite new things are my very own boys…and cardboard. I have two of the boy children and they are just like my puppy siblings!
One of them…
As a society, we are maturing with the way we use the internet. Although many of us still witness the sharing of false information, most people are starting to research sources, leading to more informed decision making.
One of the ways that internet use is progressing is in the field of wellness. The emergence of health resources is leading to mass awareness of preventative health.
This is the term most used in the holistic industry, although I personally prefer to use Pro-Active Health Care.
The premise is this; YOU have the power to take control of your health back.
Lived a full life. Now want to just sit back, reflect, and write about it.