Little Cabin in the Woods

JAN - Little Cabin in the Woods photo

Yesterday, we said goodbye to our little cabin in the woods at Arrowhead Provincial Park.

Winter camping with my sister’s family has become a post-Christmas tradition for us. It gives us all a chance to unwind and connect.

It also allows us to build positive family memories to counter some of the less positive ones that all families experience.

This year, my 7-year-old daughter kept telling me that she wants to move to the little cabin in the woods. I suspect that, much like myself, she is drawn to how this little cabin, in all of its simplicity, lends to simply being in the moment.

For our family, being in the moment means less focus on getting things done and more time just being together. For the most part, everyone can just listen to their bodies, in the moment, without any external expectations or routines.

This is something that can get tough for me amidst the hustle of work, school, homework, meal prep, dishes, messy bedrooms and dirty faces.

None of this seems important when we are camping.

You can sleep in… or not. You can eat oatmeal for every single meal… or not. You can go skiing… or not. You can take a midday nap… or not. You can eat maple syrup on snow… or not (yuck… I vote not for that one, though our girls loved it 🤣).

You can just do as you feel you need, in the moment.

I don’t know about you, but I always crave more of this in my life.

As we transition back to our regular routine, my intention as we move into 2019 is to continue to bring this forward into my everyday life. As with 2018, I will focus on truly connecting with what I need and on trying to ensure that I listen to what my intuition is telling me.

My intention is to continue to work on bringing the vibe of the little cabin in the woods into our everyday life.

How can you bring more experiences of being in the moment into your life this year?

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Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech-Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two neurodivergent children, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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