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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: June 2021

Nine days

I love the arts.  I’ve been engaged with our local film festival for years.  I would buy a pass and attend the shows, while my oldest was the event photographer.  I was always inspired by watching the under-the-radar selection of movies that might not always make it to the coast-to-coast big screen.

This weekend I watched Nine Days.  Really made you think.  A character named Will was interviewing people (souls) over nine days.  Each soul was vying for the opportunity to become alive in someone’s body born on earth.  When not interviewing, Will watched the souls he had sent to earth previously on TVs showing them living all of life’s moments, big and small.  He was torn by one storyline that ended badly and then an interview candidate named Emma challenged Will to face his own demons too. Continue reading

A note to my graduates

I am a mother-of-three with two graduating this week.  One from Grade 8 and one from Grade 12.  So, I wanted to write a note to my graduates as they turn the page onto a new chapter.

You never really know how the story will unfold.  No one does.  We didn’t know we’d be living through a pandemic, yet here we are.  You don’t have to know what you want to be.  Just be curious.  Take risks.  Embrace failure as a lesson.  Get up when you fall. Continue reading

Deconstruction, selection, sequencing and stakes

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show and he was talking about the framework he uses to learn.

He calls it DSSS.  Deconstruction.  Selection.  Sequencing.  And stakes.

Tim didn’t learn to swim until he was in his 30s.  There was shame and embarrassment associated with it for him and none of the regular methods had worked.  Then he found a system called total immersion that talked about deconstructing swimming into parts.  Just the breathing.  And then just the kicking.  And then just the arm movements.  Within a few weeks he was swimming. Continue reading

Hope

Hope.  It is such a little word with such big consequences.  It allows us to see tomorrow as another day, another chance, another chapter, another path.

We hope that things will work out, that things will get better, that things will go back to normal.  Whatever normal ever was. Continue reading

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