Tag Archives: Reflection

Endurance Self-Reg Style

The secret of life? To endure. If my memory is even somewhat accurate this was the ending of one of my all time favorite books, Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her quote parallels the sage advice I often … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My Kids

To my beloved children (TLC): Yesterday Derek (my in law in training ;)) posted this on Facebook: I agree with Derek, I love THIS. I love that Noah is in a daycare that celebrates diversity. “It is important to teach … Continue reading

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Close Your Eyes; What Do You See?

It’s curious that as I’ve aged I’ve become more of who I was as a child. Before my friends and family chime in with a resounding, ‘grow up’, let me explain. One of my deep abiding memories, more explicit than … Continue reading

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Beyond Strength

When strength is all but gone, when its existence is a mere flicker, then what? Where to now? To quote two year olds everywhere, “Why?” We sleep, we wake, we eat, we work, if we’re lucky or smart, we play. … Continue reading

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Recreating Christmas

Christmas 2015. At our house. Finally. We made it. THIS is the year. The year of retirement. After 9 seasons away we’ve returned to Christmas in Coldstream; a dream come true. With rose coloured glasses firmly (more likely hanging by … Continue reading

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Christmas Through the #Selfreg Lens

There is a fear that when viewing Christmas through a lens of self-regulation, pictures of sugarplums resting, rather than dancing, will come to our heads. Point #1  Self-regulated doesn’t mean Zen Zombie. Having tools to self-regulate allows for freedom previously … Continue reading

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When Chaos Tried to Take Over, But Peace Won!

Wow! What. A. Week. Month. From ants to zealots, we’ve experienced it all. The chaos of crazy-busy has not always left my calm demeanour firmly in tact. There were days I was rattled. Days I came home angry. Anger from dawn to … Continue reading

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Clutter is NOT my OneWord!

Clutter. The mind kind. It sneaks in slowly, spreading bit by bit until it commands the artistry of the mind. Or at least, it tries. I’ve developed a horrible habit of waking up at 3:30 am. Clutter awakens with me, … Continue reading

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Acceptance – A 2015 OneWord

Never one to make New Year’s resolutions I was delighted when in January 2011, I stumbled upon OneWord365. No paragraphs, no sentences, just ONE word. One word for the year. And the search began. What would MY word be? A bit cliche for … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Joneses

Perhaps the best part of being of a certain age, is the letting go of keeping up, reaching for more. That constant peeking over the horizon: not being content with what is; staying vigilantly poised for the next best thing. There … Continue reading

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