Goodbye Grumblings

Find the good

“Mom, it’s okay to do nothing”

I’m a big fan of lists. When I have too many ideas and plans swirling in my mind, a list helps. Putting items on paper or in an app helps me quiet my mind. Making a list makes me feel like I have a handle on my life and my responsibilities. Like I have a […]


A lesson from Grandma: keep an elastic heart

When Grandma died in November, family and close friends came together informally to mourn. We ended up in a big circle in my cousin’s home, looking out on Grandma’s beloved Rideau River. We shared stories, memories and sorrow. People spoke of how much they learned from her, how much they loved her, how much they’d […]