This first year of Decide to Thrive, this community of ours being live, has been a whirlwind and every day I’m called upon to walk my talk and actually USE the research-based tools I love to share. I’m slowly learning to follow my own advice (equally shocking and revolutionary!) You see, I have this massive … Read more Seeing and Celebrating vs. The Stuff Not Done
I’m all too familiar with that full body rush of fear. I don’t like heights, so the instant flush of “get the fock off this suspension bridge!” chemicals surging through my body is well known to me. Whether on a bridge mountain biking, skiing past the edge of a cliff, or frankly even riding some … Read more This scared the sh*t out of me!
I was playing with paint today. Up until a few years ago, I hadn’t really painted since I was a kid. You know, because I wasn’t ‘good’ at it. Or maybe because as grown ups we’re either ‘painters’ or ‘not painters’, ‘artistic’ or ‘not artistic’. And somewhere along the way I had decided I was … Read more Playing with paint
My day today had some great highs and one big bad low. Life is going to keep throwing stuff our way… and there’s nothing you nor I can do to eliminate being thrown curveballs or feeling like the floor drops out from under your heart every now and then. However – we do get to choose how … Read more When it sucks…LARGE.
Here comes the new year, with its shiny, new, and very HIGH expectations of simply making a resolution (or six), setting an intention (or three), or landing on our perfect annual ‘theme word’ that’s going to guide us to the bliss we are seeking. Hey I’m not being a cynic here when I take this moment to share a … Read more Loving or hating all this new year new you stuff?
I had the great privilege to make a dear friend’s spontaneous wish come true. She decided on Dec 31st that she would love to start the new year off with great girlfriends and a hike up the local Soames Hill to watch the sunrise. So I thought about it for a minute… that’s some early … Read more Welcoming the New Year
Am I the only mom around here who totally hijacks the whole advent calendar thing for her own selfish motives? In our home, my girls have these little pockets for advent that we – strike that – ‘the Christmas Fairies’ tuck little treats or notes into. Sometimes it’s a lip balm, sometimes its a note … Read more Hyjacking Advent or strategic multi-tasking? You tell me.
Sisters helping each other with crafty projects. Whistler village suddenly transformed into a winter wonderland. And a hubby who slow cooks in the morning. Yup – these are the moments I’m leaning into- soaking them up! Sure, there’s other crappy stuff going on around me… but I’m not leaning into those things. Decide to thrive- … Read more Lean into THIS….
I’m coming off a nasty flu. It wasn’t pretty! It gave me opportunity for a wee (ok… big) pity party. AND it also brought me face to face with tremendous gratitude that the worst my family is wrangling with right now is a flu passing through. It will come, and it will go. It was inconvenient, … Read more What to do when struck with the flu?
Your crisp sunny days and new rhythms make up for your rude termination of my summer lovin’ and ruthlessly tossing me into a whirlwind of transition. For years, September’s disruption took me by surprise. Somehow I thought ‘back to school’ and settling into fall routines should make life smooth and easy-peasy. Except there’s this little thing called … Read more Oh September, how you kick my butt. It’s ok, I still love you.