From the category archives:

Inspiration. Happiness. Self Improvement

I’ve been giving a good deal of thought to creating the perfect writing space lately. As I posted a couple of weeks ago, I have a new writing studio, which means now I have to decorate it and create an environment that is  quiet, uncluttered, creative, and nurturing. I’ve already installed a nice comfy bed […]


“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” – Grenville Kleiser, Author Like this? Then please share the love. Better yet, SUBSCRIBE […]


“Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.” […]


I’m organizing a 5th birthday party for Bunny right now. It’s going to have 40 people or so and a jumping castle and we’re taking over my father’s property, which has the room to host large gatherings. I had my wedding reception there and that was loads of fun, so hopefully this party will be […]


With Easter almost here, my mom’s birhday this weekend and my son’s 5th birthday on the horizon, my life is full of love, chocolate, gift buying and party organizing. I wanted to send you into the Easter break with a thoughtful post, but I’m not feeling particularly contemplative. Instead, I thought I’d honour the joy […]


“What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.” – St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron Saint of Flowers, Growers and Florists. Also known as ‘The Little Flower of Jesus’ I would describe myself as a spiritual person, though not religious. I don’t follow the teachings of any particular church, yet I have a […]


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault, Author We have all heard that there is power in the present. This moment, and the little routines and rituals that make up your daily family existence are where happiness is found and memories […]


“The loneliest woman in the world is a woman without a close woman friend.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905-1906 I’ve been pondering friendship lately. Partly counting my blessings, partly marveling at how different all my friends are, and partly baffled as to why some people make me feel immediately comfortable, while others […]


I know I have fallen behind on my posting schedule again. I’m endeavoring to post once a week, but sometimes life gets in the way. Today, however, something happened that I simply had to write about. I had one of those rare moments in life when you are actually struck with wonder at how happy […]


I was hanging around at my mate, Gunfighter’s blog today and saw this meme, which quite tickled my fancy. Right now, I’m all about embracing life, the good and the bad, the fun and the scary, so this feels like a fitting post as we near the end of the year. My meme is not […]