The Art of Disconnecting to Reconnect

This weekend, I had an important realization: the high expectations I feel aren’t coming from anyone else; they’re coming from me. In my journey to create and share social media content that uplifts, encourages, supports, and validates, I’ve set a demanding pace for myself. For […]

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Psst… I Have Something to Share

Some of you have been following my blog from the very beginning, which was in September 2016. That means some of you have been here for 7 years now! SEVEN! Woah! Others, have joined somewhere along the way. Whenever we have connected is irrelevant! I […]

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Take the Minute

Some of us are already back in the classroom. Others, like me, are about to start the school year after the Labour Day long weekend. Whether you’ve already begun or not, it’s a busy time of year, and the last thing any of us feel […]

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Checking In

This week, I had therapy. This isn’t new. I started going regularly a couple of summers ago and ever since then, I’ve been going every 4-6 weeks, whether I feel I need it or not. It was crucial through my depression, but also just overall […]

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The Value of Rest

Exactly 6 weeks before the WPS Half Marathon, my neighbour/coach/running friend convinced me to sign up for the race. Maybe convinced is a strong word… I was ready for a push to help me get my fitness and nutrition back on track, and this was […]

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Self-Care Is Not Enough

Recently, I wrote about my depression. It was important for me to vocalize that, although very hard, I needed to be able to put myself first. I deserved more and I needed to step back to catch my breath. I was worth it, and so […]

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Worth It

During the holidays, my family and I had several movie nights, as I imagine many did because… Covid! One night, we picked “Encanto” and I was probably more excited than my boys simply because the music in this film is by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not far […]

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You Can’t Stop the Rain

You can’t stop the rain. Whether it’s drizzling or pouring, you don’t have control over it. You can, however, grab an umbrella. You don’t need to get soaked. You don’t need to stand in the rain. But, what happens when it’s been raining for days, […]

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Every Storm…

You know you’re a teacher if you’ve cried after school on numerous occasions, have eaten a whole box of Halloween candy while doing report cards, and have seriously contemplated changing professions. You know you’re a mother if you’ve wondered what your life might look like […]

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