Fear

Letting Yourself Fail

Although it was 15 years ago, and such a small event in my life, the story that I am about to share still stands out for me as a transformational moment in my life. I was at work, and a colleague asked me to swim laps with her over our

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Emotional Regulation

When to Listen to Fear… and When to Let It Go

We are camping at Algonquin Provincial Park this week, as part of our 25 day, 6 provincial park summer holiday. Today, my 6 and 7 year old convinced us that they could do an almost 8km hike marked as difficult, due to the incline. I was hesitant, fearing that we

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Self-Awareness

How Death Led Me to the Real Me

Today would have been my mom’s 69th birthday. It has almost been 4 years that she has been gone. In some ways, it feels just like yesterday. It other ways, it feels like it has been decades. Events such as birthdays, the anniversary of the death, etc. now often mark

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Active Listening

Please Don’t Tell Me How Lucky I Am…

Note: This is a repost of a blog post originally written in November 2016. My dad died two weeks ago Please don’t tell me how lucky I am. Please don’t tell me how lucky I am that he died suddenly. Yes, I am glad that I did not have to

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