Posts filed under: Learning

Rewriting A Legacy

His dark eyes glared, his face flushed, his breathing heavy. Agitated, he could barely sit still. A teacher had brought him to my office, because she had caught him fighting...

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...

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...

The Shifting Seasons of Light

I try to seize every opportunity to be outside. And so most days can find me hiking along one of the trails that are scattered throughout our community. Some of...