What I’ve been thinking about lately

Learning to listen

  My three daughters are all very different in how they view the world, how they communicate and how they process emotions. One of the most challenging things I’ve had to learn as their mom is that I have to listen to them differently. One is introverted and...

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Trauma and Trump

I first noticed it while watching the first presidential debate. When Trump spent the whole time interrupting Hillary Clinton, belittling her, and standing behind her in an intimidating way while she spoke, I was so shaken up that I could barely stand it. This wasn't...

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Walking each other home

I had an experience earlier this week that won't leave me alone. This is my first attempt at giving meaning to something that I may still be processing weeks from now... I had left my vehicle parked on the street and was walking toward the restaurant where I was...

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Celebrating small victories together

Yesterday, for the first time in the twenty-five years since I owned my first vehicle, I figured out how to change a burnt out lightbulb on my van’s turn signal. After that, I changed the broken windshield wiper. And in both cases, I’d bought the right ones for my...

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The long journey to healing

As a coach and facilitator, I have the honour and privilege of walking alongside people on the journey to healing and transformation. As I hold space for them, they teach me many things. One of the most important things I've learned in this work is that the journey...

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