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Lee Currie
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with much thanks to liz lamoreaux, my core desired feelings (connect, trust, expansive, allow and grace) can be worn every day. hello snow. and it's sticking :( too early. hello wordpress tutorial. lets hope i can learn (and retain) all the lessons that kenda will teach me today! hello exam schedule. blink. this term has flown by quickly. hello last class. my latest creative writing course ends this week. luckily brian is teaching more and i'll be signing up again. hello fame rehearsals. after a late start it sounds like all is going well. lots of dancing, singing and acting... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Embrace Life
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hello another day off school. it's a holiday today. the kids are sleeping in. yay! that means i got some extra zzz's, too. hello orthodontist. which teeth stay or go? hello mindfulness. through my b-school message group i found a fabulous app that i am really enjoying. for $1.99 it's better than a prescription! i enjoy the pauses through my day. hello cut & colour. yet another form of meditation. hello movers. it's time for the kids to have their bedrooms moved over. mine will have to wait until the townhouse sells - sooner rather than later! hello lunch. nothing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello nanowrimo. already behind! hello bullies. every once in a while, to keep the peace, you have to concede to the bully. the problem with that is the bully thinks s/he has won. and sometimes it feels that way, too. i feel slimed. hello week in the life. now the real creativity begins! hello carpet. three rooms, two hallways. i'm afraid to wonder what is next! hello party fallout. bad kid behaviour is a guarantee of bad parental behaviour in response. amazing how many kids are not held accountable for their choices. what does the parent want - the phone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Embrace Life
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WISHCASTING | 37 If anything's possible (and it is), what would you wish for? I want for very little, but if I could wish for anything (beyond good health and good choices for me and my children) it would be for a lifetime membership to and property at Canyon Ranch, Tucson. I would visit regularly and make the desert lifestyle a more physcially present part of my life and not just every April! What about you? If anything's possible, what would you wish for? WISHCASTING | 38 Who is the "you" you wish to be? I want to be comfortable... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Inspired by a recent IKEA ad, it got me thinking about our own house rules. Things are so different now in a house of teens rather than a house of toddlers. Some of the rules have stayed the same and some of the rules have changed along the way. I thought I had just two simple rules in my house: treat people the way you want to be treated; and, give me 24-hours notice of plans. My kids corrected me! It turns out there are a few more: Don't impose your bad mood on others. A good mood? Impose! Put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello week in the life. it starts today! hello pool table. caden had the first break and then chloé beat him. a great start! hello ping pong attachment. even better? the ping pong table overlay. and the schock on cole's face when he realized his mama can play :) hello cc-40. some battles are just not worth waging. hello hallowe'en. a big deal in this house with costumes being purchased, parties being planned and candy being negotiated. we even got a fog machine! hello pulmonary function test. asthma is a chronic thing in our family. it's time to rule it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello air. i spent a very full weekend buried in all things desire map and the future planning of my life as a clarity coach. such exciting stuff! time to come up for air. hello name changes. it's offical. hello bully. you would think at my age i wouldn't run into that many but the fact is mean girls grow up to be mean women. with this one i will no longer engage. hello consistency. someone asked me the other day how my kids are "so well adjusted". my answer? consistency. they always know exactly what to expect from me.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Embrace Life
I wish you did too, Sue! Maybe I can run a "virtual" workshop and have all of the friends who live in my computer visit!
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Thanks so much for your kind words, Tina. I have Photoshop Elements and basically made a 4"x6"x300dpi digital stamp for each day. The top font is American Typewriter then the line then the bottom font is Helvetica.
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2014 on #augustbreak2014 | 16 look down at Embrace Life
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Well, it started earlier this week. I knew last year when I hosted my Desire Map Book Club that I wanted this concept, this setting of goals with soul, to be the foundation on which I built my future. At the time I had no idea how I was going to do it! Well, Danielle LaPorte and her brilliant Team D did all that figuring and arranging and organizing for me. They are a remarkable group and I am thrilled to be affiliated with them. I have spent the last couple of weeks in a beta workshop with Sandi Faviell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Embrace Life
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dateline: oakville, ontario, canada @ 4:55pm on 15 october 2014 weather outside: a cool 12C - feeling muggy mood inside: reflective and mellow We are in the middle of the final Mercury Retrograde of the year. I have learned to embrace these 3-week anomolies in my year. I am a Virgo's Virgo and Mercury is my friend - so I learned from the astrologist at Canyon Ranch in April :) As part of my journey to knowledge, earlier this year I posted about the effects of the season and decided to finish up the year by incorporating it into my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I am always a little wary of the "Christmas season" as I find it to be one that does not bring out the best in people. Instead, I prefer the more low-key idea of thanksgiving as a season of lowered expectations and raised gratitude. With our proximity to the U.S., where their Thanksgiving heralds the start of their holiday season, I've decided to use my Canadian Thanksgiving - the second Monday of October, to mark the opening to my "Thanksgiving season" which, this year, will span from Monday, October 13 through Thursday, November 27. Last year, with the help of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Embrace Life
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life skills lesson: uncle jamie teaching caden how to carve. hello thanksgiving. happy to celebrate on the sunday with family so we can enjoy a far more relaxed monday with take-out from red chillie, as is our tradition. hello family. reflecting on our thanksgiving dinner with my sister and family in toronto - always lovely to spend time with them and missing those who couldn't be with us. hello urban outfitters. especially fun when all of the girlies can head down to the urban outfitters and collect some goodies! hello serious school planning. now that thanksgiving is over serious attention... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Embrace Life
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A couple of years ago, I faithfully participated in the NaNoWriMo which is what their website calls a "good old-fashioned kick in the pants you need to write the rough draft of your novel in November". That is to say, write 50,000 words by the end of the month, or approximately 1,667 words every day, each day of November. That last almost-50,000 words I wrote ended up in a landfill in St. Catharine's - which is where it probably belonged! Those words were written years before the NaNoWriMo website, forums and the idea of pre-planning or peer support - 2009... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello new schedule. chloé was taking three grade 11 courses (one year up) and had a full academic schedule with no lighter or fun breaks in intensity though the day. something had to give. german was swapped out and this week is her first week of dance - ever! hello desire map workshop. i'm all signed up and have been waiting to participate for weeks! yesterday was the first of six virtual workshops. this is going to be great - well worth waiting for this workshop. hello ultrasound. ugh. not my favourite. hello good friends. so i could attend chloé's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Embrace Life
Thanks Tanja, you'll never regret taking one of CZ's classes. I always find great surprise in all that I learn :) Send me a link to share your project!
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on PROJECT | Me: The Abridged Version at Embrace Life
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In one week I'll be back in the classroom - a virtual one, with one of my very favourite teachers! Cathy Zielske will be guiding the course Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life™ for 4-weeks starting on October 9th. With all of the changes in my life since I last tackled this project - and, whoot, finished it! - five YEARS ago, I thought it would be a good idea to sign up and complete this version. Fortunately, having taken plenty of Cathy Zielske guided workshops before, I knew this one would not disappoint! The only thing I am... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Embrace Life
It's taken it's sweet time, but slowly the writer in me is rising to the surface :) I can't wait to see where it takes me. Thanks for reading, Glenda :)
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Thanks Kim!
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Words | The Home Key at Embrace Life
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Thanks, April. As for the Afterword, in the words of Maya Angelou, "when you know better, do better" which is to say that a ton of lessons have been learned and I do my best and my children benefit :)
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Words | The Home Key at Embrace Life
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Recently I started another creative writing course held on Tuesdays in Burlington. Last week I received a note from my instructor, Brian Henry, asking me to do a "Show and Tell" piece for the class. The parameters were broad: pick something to show and then tell about it. Simple enough. Ha! I started the process at least 20 times and finally settled on this one. SHOW: TELL: The Home Key Creative Writing Class | 500 Words | 30 September 2014 I look at this small gold house key with cautious anticipation. It may be a small bit of metal with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Embrace Life
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Cole was asked to step in and help out at orientation so he moved into boarding early - on September 1. Varsity camps started at school and Caden was thrilled to be back on the volleyball court, and by all accounts, the coach was happy to have him there. After much frustration I finally had my meeting with the doctor and all of the tests confirmed that my body is being eaten up by cortisol and my thyroid (with meds) cannot convert T4 to T3. I am now taking oodles of supplements and doing all I can to get healthy.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Embrace Life
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hello health centre. dealing with bronchitis and thrush for one. cramps and nausea for another. and warts, possible asthma and feet issues for the last. the last month has not been kind and gentle to my children. hello kundalini yoga. now on wednesdays, too! i am so happy i will be able to attend twice each week and not feel so guilty if i'm unable to make one - there will always be the other. this has been such a good practice for me. hello maintenance. this week is time for another cut & colour, waxing and a pedicure. yay!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Embrace Life
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I am still creating memory pages (aka scrapbooking). I spent a great deal of time over the summer deciding what activities bring me joy and what I am willing to let go. Memory keeping is something I will always do, to some degree. I took a memoir course and actually thought I'd be able to do it well because of the skills honed through album making - ha! Though, through it, I did learn something different but familliar and have plans to incorporate the two in a future project. In the meantime, I have been celebrating one day each month... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Embrace Life