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When New Years resolutions already start in November…






2016’s New Years resolutions are suppose to start on January 1st, right? Well, I just couldn’t wait that long, I had to start in November 2015. Well, technically that is not true. Since they were my old 2015 resolutions… I waited 10 months to start, but hey, who’s counting, right? 2015 was the year that I turned 40. That dreaded mid-life-crisis…






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How collages can help you live a better life






This past week my daughter has been feeling a bit down on herself and I wanted to try and help her. Because I have been having so much fun with my own doodling and art journaling, I thought we could do something creative together. The end result was a morning spent collaging. I collected some old magazines, glue and scissors and we…






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When Perfectionism Sends You Running for Cover






Every year I start of with the idea of following a theme. This year was no different. The theme I picked was Mindfulness. I called it “2015 Mindfulness”. Because, you see, I have picked mindfulness as my theme for the last three years and I wasn’t particularly successful at managing the practice at all. Hence the repeat action. Practice makes perfect!…






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The day with my dad I will never forget






A while back I was contacted by a freelance writer to do an article about my dad. (*update: It’s finally out in Your Family (June 2013) magazine.) The photograph accompanying the article was taken in July 2012. My daughter and I visited my parents and brother and I decided that we needed some professional family photographs taken.  My dad passed…






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How healing our own hurt helps us






A line from an article really resonated with me.  “I can look after myself, knowing that by healing my own hurts I won’t be passing them on to anyone else.” It’s exactly the way I feel about raising my daughter. It’s important for me to help her through life’s difficult moments and try to be there for her when she grows up.…






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How my daughter saved my life






June 2008. The month my life changed forever. My worst nightmare came true. My husband announced that he wanted some time to think about our marriage. He walked out the front door and came back a few days later, a complete stranger. I couldn’t understand how my partner of 10 years, the father of my dear 13-month-old daughter could change…






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