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It’s Not About the Coffee

I go to a big church. Some would even call it a mega church. It has a café with a big cappuccino machine where volunteer baristas can make all kinds of delicious, caffeinated delights. My favorite is a Hazelnut Latte. I will stand in line to order...

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Bold

Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com Have you chosen a word for 2024? This trend interests me because I find it much more relatable than resolutions. To me, resolutions feel like pressure, sadness, and unmet expectations. They feel like...

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Clean Your Side of the Street

When someone I care about asks for help with a problem, I have space for them. I know how to identify what I can do for them, what only they can do for themselves, and what we can do together. Neither of us feels alone in our struggle, and we both...

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Walking Wounded

I'm going back to therapy. I'm not even a little embarrassed about that, because seeking help with my mental health is as normal and automatic as going to PT for my ankle, or going to get my teeth cleaned, or going to a yoga class.

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Chapter 2 – London

Ben said it was a simple process to leave the airport and he was absolutely correct. He was also correct about how huge Heathrow Airport is. Pretty sure it's bigger than my hometown, with a markedly larger population!

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Something’s Gotta Give

We all know our Alberta Health Care system is broken. It is chronically ill and shows every sign of being fatal. If something drastic doesn’t happen, it will collapse, possibly without chance of recovery

Why I keep doing the work…

and why I’m glad I didn’t blow up my marriage when I had the chance. At the time, I wanted to do just that. I had a speech prepared. I had rehearsed it in front of the mirror. I was ready. And then these words came out instead: I love...