With COVID numbers climbing globally, patience continues to beckon intensely. Nine months in with many forced life transitions and uncertainty under our belts, with more adjustments coming, managing our stress, expectations, desires, and wants can suffer. Although there is hope on the horizon, anyone else feeling scared, exhausted, tired, and/or weary? How are you coping?
Life surprises and hiccups, whether small or big, can cause more than one ripple in one’s life. And as painful as it can be to go through hard times, they are unavoidable. The real test is in how we weather those storms. Let me share a story about how a recent ‘storm’ collided with a
When I write anything I publish, I like to envision us in a boat, on a smooth luscious river where it’s velvety and steady, or seated together where I’m using decadent thick paint to tell a story in multiple colours, affecting textures across a canvas. But today, my quill is pointed and the ink is
Breaking the ice because of the elephant in the room In my backyard, to the left of the deck is a fish pond. Every morning for the past while, the top layer of the pond has been frozen solid (poor fishies). By mid-day, the ice cracks and eventually melts until the cycle is repeated the
I had emailed my cousin in Finland a few years ago out of the blue to introduce myself but to also ask a favour for a friend who was moving to Helsinki. In our brief dialogue years ago, he offered a generous invitation to come meet him and his family in Vaasa, Finland. I’m so
Sunday I learned of the passing of ‘Uncle Hermann’. Growing up, I remember him at family gatherings, spontaneously spouting out these amazing chirping/whistling sounds to make a child smile or laugh (or to surprise adults!). I had the pleasure of dining with him last year and witnessing this strong urge to help an upset child
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