Trash Talk – Empower Blog

Trash Talk – Empower Blog

I love writing. I love injecting a personal story into the middle of an account about an observation, feeling, philosophy, or passion that is current in my life. When my writing lacks the connective tissue of an anecdote, my beloved friend and editor patiently sends...
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...