Life Lessons (From 2 Old Guys)

My Dad passed away in May of 2018, one week from his 88th birthday. I was truly blessed with this man for a dad. He wasn’t perfect – which makes him even better.   Then, a cottage neighbour’s Dad – a super awesome and lively fellow – also passed away. I don’t recall his exact age but he was well in his 80’s too. Whenever we’d talk to him over the fence between our driveways,…

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Am I Invisble

Yesterday, in a Facebook group, a member was curious if anyone else was feeling invisible lately or if it was just her. Naturally I had to stop and explore if this was something in my life. As I looked around my life and the situations I’ve been in lately, I noticed that it wasn’t so much a feeling of being invisible that was playing in my world but a sense of being called forward. I’ve…

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The 3 Gifts I Receive From Fear

If you or your friends have dreams of doing big things, you’ve probably had conversations about fear. Usually those conversations centre on the need to overcome it or how it is holding you back from those big dreams. Google the word fear and after a myriad of definitions you’ll see articles stating that we’re living in the age of fear and blah blah blah. Oh! And then there’s the acronym for fear: False Evidence Appearing…

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The Day I Decided to Let My Gray Hair Grow In Naturally

It all started with a lovely salon colour! Actually … honestly … I’ve tried this at least 5 times now. I have good reasons to stop colouring my hair dammit! So, I’d stop colouring my hair until it got to 1 – 1 1/2 inches of growth. This was always the point when I’d start to feel like I was “letting myself go.” I’d look in the mirror and sigh at my lack of skills…

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Why I’m Choosing to Go Gray and What Scares Me About It

The Journey to Gray Hair Begins I have been home colouring my hair to conceal gray for maybe 15 years with the occasional salon colour. On January 5th, 2018 I decided that the time has come to transition to gray. I’m 51 years old now so really, gray hair shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone! I went to a salon for a colour consultation to see if using salon colour would help ease that transition.…

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Life in Seasons

I’m continually impressed by how much nature has to teach me. Today the lesson came through a  friend of mine, a young mother overwhelmed by the constant tug-of-war between being a mom and being a woman with her own dreams and ambitions. Often she finds her dreams put aside for the sake of others. I’m not a mother, what could I possibly know about the tug-of-war going on in this woman’s life? Who doesn’t have…

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