Stay Home – Energize Blog

Stay Home – Energize Blog

The latest lockdown in Ontario has many of us confused, fearful and resolute. If you’re working from home and have young children requiring care, or school-aged children learning virtually, the burdens also engender anger and exhaustion. If you have loved ones in care...
How Are You? – Engage Blog

How Are You? – Engage Blog

I’ve been noticing that one of the most challenging questions for me these days is How are you? Shouted from a social distance as I huddle low to the ground fighting with my snowshoe bindings, the easy dismissal of I’m fine or, on occasion, I”m good, launches across...
Happy New Year? – Energize Blog

Happy New Year? – Energize Blog

This past New Years’ Eve was like no other I have experienced in my long life. It felt to me like the rituals around welcoming the year ahead were unrealistic in their intentions. I witnessed many sighing with relief at the closure of 2020. Seeming to be full of joy...
Flash Backs – Engage Blog

Flash Backs – Engage Blog

The curse and the blessing of rituals and annual family celebrations are that they rekindle memories. And often a re-experiencing of the feelings and sensations that accompany the recollection of whole scenes from the past. Sometimes gentle, sometimes powerful, they...
The Ides of Christmas – Engage Post

The Ides of Christmas – Engage Post

This holiday season, like all of them, brings out my neurotic trifecta; I don’t have enough, it has to be perfect, and I need to make everyone happy. It’s all up to ME. I need more gifts, better gifts, the perfect gift. I need a refrigerator brimming with an...