TRAVELING SOLO In a world where we are constantly surrounded by people, pets, noise, clutter, distractions, and excess, today I would like to talk about being alone. I have just come home from being on the road for ten days and although I was speaking to many – I … Continue reading Do you like your own company?
Is it just me or is it really easy to have superficial relationships with people? You know, you like each other or you work together or you have been friends for a long time. Maybe at one point you had a deeper relationship, maybe not. Maybe you care to, … Continue reading What Company Do you Keep?
“If we can’t be the best at it, then why are we doing it at all?” This quote is from the book Good to Great by Jim Collins and, respectfully Jim, I couldn’t disagree more. Sure there are places for being ‘the best’ but in my opinion they are few … Continue reading The Best
I’ve been working on my Spanish for a few months now with the help of the Duolingo app. My favourite part about the app is the ‘Turtle Button’. When the app wants me to translate a sentence, it rattles the words off in Spanish at what I guess is a … Continue reading The Turtle Button
The Olympics were killing me. I loved watching the athletes soar through the air, twirl around on the ice (even though I felt nauseous), sweep, shoot, and complete seemingly impossible feats. But… I am a self-diagnosed ‘highly sensitive person’ and I could barely stand the ups and downs of emotions … Continue reading Are You Sensitive?
On the same day I ran across two very different people. One told me she knows it’s been a great day if she loses track of how many times she has said thank you (either in her head or out loud). If it was too many to count at the … Continue reading A Place called Gratitude
What is your relationship with time? Good, bad or indifferent? It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the time bandit often has you frustrated at how quickly the hours, days, months and even years seem to disappear, and how difficult it seems to get anything done in the time that … Continue reading What Is Your Relationship With Time?
I recall her being in her early 60’s. Most of the time she was in bed requiring frequent re-positioning to keep her from getting bedsores. She demanded a huge amount of time and attention, much more than anyone else on the unit. She was extremely particular about her care, … Continue reading Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
Happy New Year! I hope you had a memorable holiday season and are ready to start 2018 with a renewed gusto for betting living! I’m excited because just today, after stewing about it for some time, I planned my theme for the year and it’s different than it’s ever been. … Continue reading Scrabble My Life!
You need not set out to create a masterpiece my friend; you are one. Your mere presence in the world has changed everything… while having very little to do with the whole global warming business – he he! –kobus de jonge Another birthday has just passed me by, always a good … Continue reading Masterpiece