Category: Overcoming fear

Daring to love again

When I posted a link to my review of Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often on December 9th, I said I’d only read the book because of its authors. I’m in a strong relationship…

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Small miracles

Wahoo! I’m exhausted but flying high tonight. Why? Because I sold a lot of books today. My partner, Robin, spent the whole time with me, from 10:15, when we left home, to 3:15, when we arrived back here again. He…

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Spread your wings and fly

A couple of quotes came into my inbox today, one from BrainPickings, the other via The Conversationalist. The BrainPickings quote is by Jane Kenyon: Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too…

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Street Neighbours

  On my walk today I came across two homeless men who touched my heart. One gave me a kick in the stereotyping patoot. As I drew near him I saw his two huge bags of cans. The bottle depot…

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A brave death, a lasting legacy

Gloria Taylor

Gloria Taylor died today. ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, was gradually robbing her of control over her own body. She wanted to be able to choose her death should life become untenable. Along with the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, Taylor…

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Why blogging matters to me

Sydney fireworks

On December 30 Michael Dahl posed two questions in the title of his blog post on Speak for We: “Does blogging matter? Does it create change?” He was responding to the question David Henderson posed to himself that same day:…

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The One Thing We Don’t Have

sparrow

Multiple sclerosis is a thief, an autoimmune disease that breaks into the brain and spinal cord, stealing the life those of us who have—so far—escaped such chronic health inroads consider “normal”. No one writes about it more eloquently than Denise…

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Names Matter

Preparing for the first day of 5th grade, in a school new to me, I made a resolution. From that day forward I would be called by my given name. “Cathy” is a perfectly fine nickname, but I preferred the…

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Reaching for the brass ring

Watching someone reaching for the brass ring always intrigues me. We can ride along comfortably and manage a reasonably satisfying life, but if we dare stretch in the direction of our riskier passions we have to leave the easy path.…

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