Category Archives: Emotional health

A sliding scale?

How do you measure ‘quality of life’? Nothing to do with euthanasia, simply curiosity about how you and I, the ‘average person’, determine the quality of own life. What criteria do we apply to gauge whether we are happy with … Continue reading

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PDF = Post Daniel Fast

I won’t lie; it was a struggle to get through 21 days of the Daniel Fast. It was less the food restrictions – I was still allowed to eat legumes, oatmeal, dates, fruits and veggies. It was more the limitation … Continue reading

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Fix Your Eyes

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When I was a little girl, I loved going on rides – at the playground and the amusement park. We lived near one of the largest parks in the city where I spent many summer hours playing. There was a … Continue reading

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Falling Fruit

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Fruitful Christians recover quickly after a fall. These believers are not perfect, but they are sensitive to the Spirit’s conviction and are quick to return to the Lord in repentance. In fact, they are actually grateful for the correction and … Continue reading

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Falling into… well, you know

I won’t bore you with reflections on the poignant transition from summer to fall. And the bracing briskness of fresh-start or new-beginnings inspiration that back to school time brings. Instead, I will use a broader lens, to consider the ‘season’ … Continue reading

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Stress Less Ness

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Some years back, grocery stores used to have coin sorting machines. You could dump all your loose coins into a receptacle. The coins would drop and be funneled into separate slots and, within minutes, you would have stacks of pennies, … Continue reading

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Summer Job

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I could look out any window of our offices on the 23rd floor of the Toronto Star building and get a bird’s eye view of the city. From the panoramic sweep along the eastern lakeshore, with its string of warehouses … Continue reading

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