Category: Resilience

21 Aug 2020

The message behind Adam Kahane’s thinking is clear.  Even situations we may have resigned ourselves into accepting can be altered. His ability to simplify the complexity that exists within incredibly difficult situations (think South Africa’s transition from Apartheid) makes his ideas digestible and offers up hope for those interested in the art of problem solving. …

16 Apr 2020

This morning I saw my favourite jogger. I didn’t know there was such a thing. As I sipped my coffee and glanced out my window onto the street below I could see a figure clad all in black (ninja style) complete with facial covering.  Rhythmically, the ninja jogger pounded the pavement in my general direction. …

11 Mar 2020

At 18 I dove into the ocean of gratitude and never found shore ~Dr. Patch Adams~ What are you waiting for?

06 May 2019

Grief, like most life changing experiences, teaches us something. Fully realizing that people I love will one day die and that “those sort of things” do NOT only happen to other people drove home the fact that to live well means to live more fearlessly and to fear less. Forever grateful to Lisa McDonald and…

19 Sep 2018

I first saw a version of this sign when I was driving to the Grand Canyon two years ago. The first thought that went through my brain, having never seen any signs like this is in good ole’ flat Southern Ontario, was “that’s kind of funny.” The second thought that quickly followed was “Holy Moly,…

19 Sep 2018

When you lose someone you love there will always be trigger days that follow. As the anniversary of a friend’s death drew nearer I had my first experience with trigger days. I was anxious and on the actual date I felt a sense of unexplained sadness all day long. It was 1988, I was twenty-five…

25 Oct 2010

Fear is universal and it can prevent you from moving forward, from asking the question, from reaching out to another, and from taking the risk to try something new. Fear can suspend you in time and place. Fear.less is an on-line publication that shares stories of those who have challenged fear and consequently achieved unique…