Category Archives: Women Over 40

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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Jury Duty…

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I love watching TV. When I was little, I would come home from school and watch sitcoms with my grandmother. Most of the antics didn’t need translation but sometimes the dialogue was tricky and I would have to translate. We … 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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Kicking Off Summer

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Summer in the City Begins… Now! Last weekend (May 21-23) was to Canada what Memorial Day weekend is to the United States – the first long weekend of summer. The weather cooperated with the calendar and it was the perfect … Continue reading

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May Days

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In my four-season corner of the world, May is supposed to be the crowning glory of spring. April showers should drenched the earth to bring forth May flowers. Temperatures should be in the mid teens (Celcius – mid 50s Fahrenheit). … Continue reading

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Purpose Group Week 6

The wisest man in the Bible tells us that ‘the end of a something is better than the beginning of it’ (Ecclesiastes 7:9). It’s easy to start something – a novel, a project, a business, a relationship – but sustaining … Continue reading

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Purpose Group Week 5

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Picture a roller coaster. You settle into a car in the train, and it starts moving toward the first hill. It’s a long, slow climb and you brace yourself for the inevitable: the whoosh down the slope and the rest … Continue reading

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