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8 beautiful Mother’s Day quotes for motherless daughters

By | 2018-05-13T13:44:54+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

During the weeks leading up to Mother's Day, every restaurant, spa, and retailer is suggesting how you can "show mom how much you love her." But for those without a mom, Mother's Day isn't everything Hallmark has it cracked up to be. As a woman who falls into [...]

Emotionally numb in response to Toronto’s deadly van attack

By | 2018-05-13T20:41:53+00:00 April 29th, 2018|

In an article about the emotional impact of last week's van attack in Toronto, writer Margaret McKinnon says that "even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident" may experience PTSD. She explains it is normal to experience increased irritability, problems concentrating, [...]

What is tradition? And really, does it matter?

By | 2018-05-13T21:19:01+00:00 April 21st, 2018|

Over the past few weeks, I've spent quite a bit of time grappling with the notion of tradition. I say grappling because struggling might suggest that I've worked myself into a tizzy. I haven't. I've simply been wondering: what is tradition and why do I want a piece [...]

A personal reflection on the importance of self-love

By | 2018-03-26T14:21:31+00:00 March 24th, 2018|

I wasn't born yesterday. I understand the importance of self-love. What amazes me is that I still make the mistake of looking for it in the mirror. A few weeks ago, I accompanied my husband to the barbers for his bi-weekly Peaky Blinders-inspired haircut. Afterward, [...]

How to stop over-analyzing. Should you? Could you?

By | 2018-02-26T10:27:07+00:00 February 25th, 2018|

Your best friend says she thinks you should. Your brother tells you to think it through. Your dad says he wouldn't if he were you. Your husband says STOP ANALYZING.  Think it through. Stop over-thinking. Analyze. Stop over-analyzing. It's tiring stuff. Mixed messages coming at me [...]