Tag: life

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity

Seven Keys to Overcoming Adversity Adversity is like a hurricane. It destroys everything in its path except that which is indestructible, leaving us with the ability to see the truth about ourselves.   Adversity defines what we are really made of.  It can make you better or bitter. T.D. Jakes says “A setback is a setup for a comeback”! You can overcome adversity and allow it to make you stronger, wiser and more empowered. Being a recovering alcoholic/ addict, an ex-offender, domestic violence survivor and former prostitute can have its drawbacks.  But instead of allowing the circumstances of my past...

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Karma – What Goes Around, Comes Around

Karma – What Goes Around, Comes Around Karma.  I learned  about it a long time ago when I was in college from a co-worker who, when I told her I had been let go from my job after refusing my boss’s inappropriate sexual advances said of him, “what goes around, comes around.” I thought those words were the most brilliant thing I’d ever heard, and they have been my personal motto ever since.  Back then I had just a vague idea of what karma meant, but I knew that there was an essential and genuine truth to what my...

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FACING THE FEAR: THE THINGS THAT SCARE ME – DAY 1 In Vicki Ableson’s second 30 Day Writing Challenge, we are supposed to write about what scares us.  This is going to be an interesting 30 days.  I wonder if I need to put Dr. Kay back on speed-dial? ~*~ Write about what scares us?  What we are afraid of?  Well, that’s no fun.  How about we write about what makes us happy?  No?  Geez… I’d rather write about my sex life than what scares me.  Hey, I could do that!  Be a lot of CAPS and !!!!  And ‘sweary’...

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My Tips for Keeping the Kids Safe Outdoors

My Tips for Keeping the Kids Safe Outdoors I’m starting to make plans the summer, trying to be as organised as one can be with 2 small children. Every year we have certain local outdoor events that we like to go to when the weather is fair, so usually plan our schedules around these. In particularly we enjoy festivals, but a bad experience last year where it all got too busy has left me feeling overcautious. I almost talked myself out of going to one of our favourite events this year, but instead I decided that I would look...

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Five Hundred Lunches and Counting

Five Hundred Lunches and Counting I’ve been having lunch with the same three women nearly every week for the past 12-15 years, depending on which of us you ask. We have all known each other for longer than that, and our lunches began innocuously enough – four friends from the same community getting together to chat and share some gossip. None of us imagined that our weekly lunches would become a treasured and important part of our lives, an appointment we rarely miss and always look forward to, saving good and not-so-good news to share over a bowl of...

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