This will be a slightly longer, work-related post dealing with some frustrations I have and learning to move forward. Just giving fair warning to any who dare venture forward. 🙂Continue reading “Letting Go”
Everyone has their own moments of doubt and self-criticism. For some people, the voice is hard to tune out, or to turn off. Even the most successful and well-grounded people have that little voice that creeps up from time to time and makes them question themselves and their abilities.
Over recent months, that little voice of mine has been resurfacing more regularly, more insistently. It’s definitely caused me more than a few moments of mental downward spiraling. I get caught up in the negative self-talk, which causes even more negative self-talk, which leads to moments of crushing panic and despair.Continue reading “Silencing the Critic”
Au cours de la dernière semaine, j’ai eu l’honneur et le privilège d’assister à une semaine de ressourcement menée par Karine Drouin. Un beau petit groupe de 12 individus se sont dirigés vers la République Dominicaine, pour y passer une semaine ensemble au Sanctuary Cap Cana dans la ville de Punta Cana.Continue reading “Sanctuary retrouvée”
Or in my case, it is about many lives influencing one.Continue reading “A TL’s Farewell”
As the new year dawns, it is a time for reflection. This year, the path laid out before me is tied to the title of this post – Anicca.Continue reading “Anicca”
With just a few days to go before Christmas, it’s time to take a look at some of my favourite Christmas specials. Here we go!Continue reading “A Small Screen Christmas”
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
– Buddy the Elf
Those holiday ear-worms start assaulting us as early as November 1st. You’ll be out looking for half-price Halloween candy, when you suddenly notice yourself humming along to a familiar tune, but you’re not sure what it is immediately. Then…it hits you – they’re playing Christmas music! Continue reading “Christmas Cheer”
“If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”
— Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
It’s that time of year again! Time to hop on that holiday road and get into the spirit of Christmas. Now last year, I documented the ups-and-downs of my holiday cheer in this blog. (You can read all about that starting here.) It definitely helped put my moods into perspective, and, I feel, helped keep my spirit up.
This year, I’ll not be doing the same. I’ve already made an effort to get into the spirit more readily by watching some holiday-themed movies and TV shows, as well as listening to that ever-present Christmas music. For this month’s posts, I wanted to talk about some of my favourite Christmas movies, TV shows and songs.
For today’s post, let’s discuss Christmas movies. Here are my top 5 Christmas movies: Continue reading “Visions of Sugarplums”
*As a disclaimer, I need to emphasize that I am not a mental health expert. I am not trained to identify, treat, or support mental health challenges. If you feel that you are in, or heading into a burnout, please see a professional for help.
Over the past 12-18 months (maybe more, it’s really hard for me to know), I’ve been in a slump. I’m not motivated. I’m not overly engaged. I have no drive or ambition. I’ve come to recognize that I’d essentially hit a burnout. Continue reading “The Gift of a Burnout”