I’ve never washed my own car. That’s not a brag or a boast. It’s an admission that I’ve always had men in my life whose love language included being of service.
I got my first car when I was 28. The same time I got my first husband.
Wait, that didn't sound right. Let me try that again.
I bought my first car the same year I got married. Whew. Better.
My (first) husband...
Mother’s Day is such a complicated day in both my professional and personal life. As I'm sure it is for many.
It depends on a lot of things.
Is it too early to start planting herbs?
My greenhouse is warm and I'm itching to put some rosemary and mint in clay pots. I want to dig in the dirt and plant a fresh clump of chives front and centre.
I have a favourite pot for my oregano, my basil, and most especially my sage.
When my son Connor was about three, he loved to plant herbs with me. And then one day he told me that someone else was...
I'm getting my first shot tomorrow morning.
Every second client I've had in the last few months wants to talk about the COVID vaccines. They have questions, concerns, opinions. And they always ask me what I'm gonna do.
I have some clients who don't think about it and will happily stick out their bare arm to be poked as soon as they can.
I have other clients who will...
It's Monday. Doesn't feel like it, but there you go. In fact, most days haven't been feeling like they 'normally' would.
Last week it wasn't until 4 pm that I finally realized it was Saturday. I'd been operating as though it was a Wednesday. Not that there's much difference in days of the week for me, but still, it's a mind snap.
In the last 2 ½ weeks, I've written three separate emails...
Who doesn’t look forward to spring?
There’s a freshness that lifts our chin and puts a touch of bounce in our step. And this spring - with vaccines rolling out! - is a whole different spring than last year.
That’s why I had my seasonal conversation with my favourite karmic astrologer, Marielle Croft (croftastrologer.com) the other day - a few days before the Spring Equinox....
Wanna know the most common question I get asked in my practice?
That's it. That's the question.
Oh, sure, it's usually, "Why can't I stop ___?" or "Why can't I start ___?"
You can fill in the blanks with anything you like. I've heard it all. Well, maybe not all, but certainly things I never thought I'd hear.
"Why can't I stop biting my nails?" Often.
"Why can't I stop overthinking?" ...
For years - decades, even - the number one reason people booked a session (or more) with me was because they said they were stuck.
Really. That's the word they used. Stuck.
They used to say "I can't seem to get out of this relationship. I'm stuck."
"I can't quit this job. I'm stuck."
"I can't stop smoking/eating/spending/drinking/adopting cats (the list was endless). I'm stuck."
I'd listen to...
Here's something you may not know. I've never been very woo-woo.
I know, I know. I spent mega-years as a past-life regression therapist in Vancouver. I held regular groups and did thousands and thousands of one-on-ones with lots of woo-woo people. And plenty who weren't.
As a trained transpersonal psychotherapist (yes, that's 9+ years in university), I found that doing regression work was the...
Yesterday, the gal who likes to flirt with me at my local coffee shop asked me what my favourite pie was. What a tease.
I gave her a look like someone who was blowing a mental fuse. Favourite? Pie? Not possible.
Everyone loves pie and I'm no exception. Lush fruit pies, heavenly cream pies, hit-the-spot savoury pies - I have no favourites unless I can say that they're all my favourites.