Inspired by Glennon Doyle’s Unleashed, Patricia Morgan describes her Truest and Most Beautiful Life and lists100 ways she loves herself; at least tries.
My friend, colleague, founder of Bodacity, and women’s business coach Jannette Anderson, started The Book Brigade Club. Jannette’s first book choice was, Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living, by Glennon Doyle, also the author of Love Warrior and other publications, primarily memoirs. Doyle is a mother of three, struggled with bulimia, and later dealt with alcohol […]
What is your intention for handling the January trend to make New Year’s resolutions? Have you ever given up, felt guilty and given yourself 10 nasty thought lashes for breaking those New Year’s resolutions? I have! You might have vowed to lose weight, eat healthily, exercise more, learn a second language, learn to play an […]
Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays! As The Holidays approached, my hubby said, “I want our cards to read Merry Christmas, not Seasons Greetings. I want to celebrate Christmas.” Hmm, but what meaning does he attribute to the word and celebration we call ‘Christmas’? What is his TRUE meaning of Christmas? T’was the night before an interesting […]
You, along with millions of others, are probably on alert due to the potential danger of the COVID-19 and political unrest. Sport, theatre and charitable events have been put on HOLD or cancelled. Churches, schools and even courts with juries have put a ban on their gatherings. Others negatively affected are small business owners, manufacturers, […]
It is easy to feel grateful when you have health, wealth, leisure time and freedom of movement. But having an attitude of gratitude in times of illness, financial struggle, distress, and the requirement to physically distance is a different story. Here is a December 2020 headline from CBC, “Dealing with a lot: Suicide crisis calls […]
Most of us have had moments of loneliness, feeling deep and empty sadness. I felt it as a farm girl, living at the end of a long lane. I felt it in high school, being surrounded by other students while feeling shunned. I felt it when I moved to the city and knew no one. […]
The research reported by Professor Shelley E. Taylor and her team at UCLA. In 1998 they began to wonder if women had different reactions to stress than males. By 2000 they reported a phenomenon they called Tend and Befriend.
“Loneliness kills!” Dr. Robert Waldinger, Harvard University We were forty-years-old when my hubby was transferred from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta. I felt excited to explore the employment opportunities in this dynamic city. After four months of job seeking, I was still unemployed. I was often home alone and the phone seldom rang from near or […]
It takes courage to reach out and mend a broken relationship. Those with a high level of resiliency demonstrate exceptional courage to do so. As the American author and poet, Maya Angelou wrote: Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice […]
Are you fed up with COVID-19? You are not alone. You are not the only one either needing or wanting to develop a COPING Mindset. I am with you. I am working at monitoring my negative self talk and COVID-19 Fatigue. Some psychologists term it Pandemic Fatigue. Yet, we can do what we can do […]
Most of us have had our personal boundaries violated. I have been asked in a job interview how much money my husband makes. The obvious answer was “None of your business.” Then there was the manager who patted my behind. Boundaries in relationships help all parties feel emotionally and physically safe. When we establish clear […]