3 Ways to Tell if Your Past is Haunting You

We all have shenanigans in our past. Maybe it was yesterday. Maybe it was when we were kids. Maybe it was big, maybe it was small.

Maybe someone hurt your feelings.

Maybe someone messed up.

Or maybe it was you. Maybe you hurt someone’s...

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My Death and Resurrection

I was dead.

I didn’t even know it. Okay, sure, I was alive. Like my heart was beating and I was breathing…but I was dead. I was dead to my surroundings, to my desires, to my wants, to my preferences, to my dreams…dead to...

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3 Actions You Can Take to Deal with an Angry World

I don’t go out much. It has nothing to do with the current state of the world; I didn’t go out much before there was all these pandemic shenanigans. I like to stay home.

But I had to go to the city the other day.

I couldn’t...

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Are You Coasting?

I can fall into a bad habit.

I put things off. I procrastinate. I coast along every now and then without putting in any effort.

I have dreams and desires, hopes and aspirations. But I put them off.

Why? I honestly have no idea.

But this week,...

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What "They" Don't Want You to Know

This is a crazy time. Absolutely batsh#t crazy. (Pun intended.)

There’s some pretty scary stories out there. It’s hard to know what to believe, who to believe, how to behave, whether to conform, or whether to rebel. How do we discern...

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Toxic People

There’s a relatively new term floating around. “Toxic people”. Have you heard of it? It refers to people who have wronged you in some way, people who make choices you don’t approve of, people who are aren’t a...

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How to Handle Criticism

I like approval. I like when people tell me I do a good job. I like when people tell me that I make a difference. I like when people believe in me, appreciate my actions, and respect my decisions.

I am not a fan of criticism.

I’m guessing...

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A Game of Skip Rope

With spring in the air, there’s something about the patches of concrete drying in the south sun that puts me back in elementary school. At recess time, we would play in front of the old school on the patches of dry concrete. As soon as the...

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Your Dot-to-Dot

Have you ever tried to colour a dot-to-dot?

It doesn’t work, does it?

Without the lines, it’s just a bunch of dots. Nothing makes sense. There’s no picture, and there’s nowhere to colour.

Life is like a dot-to-dot. Just...

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I Wish It Never Happened

A number of years ago, I was speaking with a woman who had gone through a nasty divorce. She described how the 12 year battle had devastated every aspect of her life. Financially she was in ruins, her family was pulled apart, her job had suffered,...

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