Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
I am at such an age I need to focus on what's right for me. I have given my all and then some for a very long time and now I am paying the price for abusing my body (lack of sleep, lack of activity, lack of relaxation). The first step is the hardest as… Continue reading Stop Forcing It!
Living an unbalanced life is the easiest thing in the world! Have an extra bite too often, read a book too late into the night too often, forego that walk you know you should take on more nights than what's good for you and you are out of balance. It takes effort and determination to… Continue reading Balance: the Never Ending Quest
School year that is! I have only one child left in the school system and next year is her last year. Graduation! I cannot believe how quickly twelve years went by. It feels like it was only yesterday that it was time to go to kindergarten. She certainly looks forward to the next two months.… Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust
I look forward to summer break. The spring in my step is not what it could be. I won't travel this year, I need rest, I need a rested brain. Although I love to change scenery once in a while, there is no denying the fact that travelling is not a restful way to rejuvenate… Continue reading Summer Break
Wouldn't you know the first thing I said to my colleague after wishing her "Good morning!" and after shutting the office door? "I leave tomorrow!" were the next words to cross my lips. She just laughed. I am eager to take a very short vacation from life. It's a change of role and back to… Continue reading Countdown
No matter how much you push yourself, no matter how much you think you are in control of your life and your own body, it gets the last word. You can only flirt with exhaustion for so long. When both your body and your mind are tired, they let you know in no uncertain terms… Continue reading Saturation