Active Girls

This summer has been an active one for me and I’m calling it “Active August” because it has been filled with tons of activities including: running, biking, blading, and walking (all familiar to me) as well as basketball, tennis, hiking, and paddle boarding (all newer to me). As I climbed […]


Worrier or Warrior?

I am a worrier – and this is a choice I have been making for a very long time. Although, as I grow and learn and become much more confident and self-assured and I am worrying less and less all the time, I do still worry! I guess you could […]


Hope

Rainbows are signs of hope. After long days of dark clouds and rainstorms, the sky breaks and brightens, and an amazing array of wondrous colours emerges – a sign of the beginning of newness and a fresh start. I think the idea of hope is so valuable to me and […]


Gossip Girls

This week I have been thinking a lot about gossip….we all do it, it is really easy, and the words we speak can hurt and cannot be taken back. Gossip is a quick and easy way to “feel good” about ourselves. Yes, when I say something about someone else, I […]


Relaxing into Life

“By relaxing into the moments of life, I am finding things work out on their own and I am a happier person for it.” Everybody who knows me, knows that I am not a relaxed person. I am kind. I am gentle. I am caring and compassionate. “Relaxed” is not […]


Refresh

“Everything looks better in the morning”. This is what my dad used to say if I ever confided in him about a tough day. He would comfort me with these words and tell me that things were never as bad as they seemed to be, that there are people in […]


Ways of Mattering

We all want to matter…we all want to be seen, heard, and validated. We all want to count for something, to stand for something, and to make a difference in the best way we know how. To matter takes time and we need to know who we are (self-worth), we […]


A New Take on Bullying…Knowing Your Worth

February 26th is Pink Shirt Day – a day to encourage self-reflection on bullying and promote anti-bully awareness! Bullying is a BIG and SERIOUS issue in our world today and I want to look at bullying in a new way. Yes, I know the importance of equipping girls today with […]


Love

  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to blog about love. Not the typical kind of love so often associated with Valentine’s Day like: chocolates, candies, cupids, and hearts. But rather, I wanted to look at a different kind of love; a love for yourself that is a […]


Self-Compassion

Dr. Kristin Neff of the University of Texas at Austin has researched self -compassion extensively and her work is more than interesting to me. As somewhat of an “expert” myself on self-deprecation and self-criticism, I found what I learned to be eye opening and more than helpful in my journey […]