Crazy busy

I remember that night when I met Ralph for a drink after work. Well, it was after work for me. He told me that he would be returning to the office to finish up a few things, this job was super intense, he said. He described what it had been like over those last few […]

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Committed? To Whom?

What do you imagine when you think of the word commitment? Is it the person you’ve chosen to spend your life with? Or those you’ve decided not to? Is it the trainer in the gym who has you work to a fierce program to get you fit and healthy? Is it the kids that you […]

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I want to run away and hide…

Have you ever wished the ground would open up and swallow you? Did you ever want to run away and hide? Have you ever thought; this moment is one I just want to forget ever happened? It’s pretty common, yet quite unbearable. I had offered to tell a story.  I stood up in front of […]

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I couldn’t believe what he was doing

He was usually a tough coach – had the kids running around like crazy, shifting from exercise to exercise – my boy would come out sweating but happy. This was a big day. Hundreds of kids crowded into the sports hall for the Judo competition. The coach barely said hello, his head was down taking […]

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Exhausted, depressed & incredible frustrated

Falling into the black hole of Facebook is one of my vices. You see, I have carefully curated the people that I’m connected to. Though I have reached the limit of ‘friends’, many of them I don’t know at all and many others only know ‘online’. Facebook is a business resource for me, but it’s […]

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You are that person

I don’t think I’m alone in experiencing struggle over the last few weeks and months. To make sense of so many things in this world and in my life. If I’m honest, I have faced challenges that have at moments felt insurmountable and I’ve experienced a sense of sadness, loss and a kind of mourning […]

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You, a sumo? Really?

The view is perfect. The coffee shop has a buzz that, strangely enough, keeps me focused but the view is what really helps my thought process. There’s a lot of light, traffic and people going by. The truck is blocked and beeping like crazy – the sound drowns out the music and buzz enough to […]

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Shift your reality…literally

She drew my attention to it, with tears in her eyes.  My coffee shop acquaintance – one of the people that I would love to call a friend and hope we will be one day.  She reads my stories, is probably reading this (and I hope you forgive me for being inspired and humbled by […]

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