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The Inward Gaze: The Beauty of Introversion

At Christmas and Easter my dad would bring my sisters and I to at least two large family gatherings. And I mean large. My parents both come from French Catholic backgrounds, and birth control was not looked favourably on. So during the holiday celebrations, my grandmothers’ houses would be crammed with people. There would beContinue reading “The Inward Gaze: The Beauty of Introversion”

Nothing to Prove

How a Mexican adventure taught me self compassion and acceptance My husband was pretty happy to see he was heavier than the weight restriction for the “Outdoor Adventure” in the pamphlet the hotel had given us. This adventure included a mule ride up a mountain, an obstacle course with ziplines and waterfalls, and the thirdContinue reading “Nothing to Prove”

An unsung hero

One of my earliest memories was riding in the back of a car, looking through the rear window as the city lights receded behind me. I was glad they were gone because now my 10 month old sister had stopped screaming. She must not have been outside at night before, because for some reason sheContinue reading “An unsung hero”