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...
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...
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...
It IS About the Bike – Energize Blog

It IS About the Bike – Energize Blog

I am missing the energy outlet of putting my imaginary self in the middle of a travel brochure picture. On a hiking trail overlooking a spectacular rushing waterfall. On a chairlift creeping up and over steep and craggy rocks to the mountain bowl, pristine with fresh...
Two Brains – Energize Blog

Two Brains – Energize Blog

     My eternally patient spouse (except when he’s driving) has been questioning my mood of late. He’s wondering if I’m angry. I ask myself, at what, at whom, because? It’s not anger, I tell him. It’s the ebb and flow of simmering anxiety and the periodic sense of...
Nature’s Tenacity – Energize Blog

Nature’s Tenacity – Energize Blog

     One of my journal entries from last week began as follows: “Good morning pages and world of water and wildlife from cabin 20. I am up and I slept well. The constant sound of the water rolling up onto the shoreline rocks, and then falling back into the lake, is a...