Posts filed under: Growth and Development

Into the Silence of Nature’s Cathedral

Close to our home there is a trail that meanders deep into a cedar forest. The massive cedars are first growth trees that soar high above our heads, up into...

What the Great Author Teaches

Ever since I was a little girl I loved to read. I particularly loved any book that had an imaginative plot line and intriguing, original heroines. Both ensuring that I...

The Shocking Truth about Silence

It is really hard for most of us to sit in silence, even for a few moments. Especially the type of silence where there is no noise, not even music...

Stepping Across the Threshold into Hope

I can’t remember a time that someone crossed the threshold into my counselling office saying that they had it all figured out. Declaring that though they were totally happy, and...

Engaging in Walk Abouts

As a school principal, several times a day I would engage in what we called “walk abouts”. This was where we would leave our offices in the hub of the...

Slowing down, Looking up, and Stepping In

I was loading my groceries onto the conveyor belt at the grocery store’s checkout when I overheard her comment. The cashier and her colleague, who was helping her bag the...

The Unexpected Side of Change

She unexpectedly started to cry. She had been enthusiastically talking about her child’s high school graduation and acceptance to a highly rated university. But then, as she began to share...

Because, It is So

You might prefer parties and people, while I prefer reading and quiet. Your favourite colours might be blue and green, while mine are all the shades of yellow. You have...

Oh, How Time Flies

We spend a lot of time talking about time. How time flies. Wondering where it goes. Trying to make up for lost time, and how it is high time. We...

Balancing Work Boots and Slippers

Work hard and do an honest day’s work were two axioms my husband and I lived by. We were generally one of the first people to work each morning, and...