“You’re Going to be Happy, Said Life, But First I’ll Make You Strong”

  Sometimes life hits us over the head with a frying pan. We are going about our business and then something seemingly out of blue comes and derails our path. Sometimes we just need that reality check in order to be reminded of what we are made of. Conflict is a part of life. Obstacles … More “You’re Going to be Happy, Said Life, But First I’ll Make You Strong”

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May the Beauty of the Season Shine Through the Darkness

It’s been a somber few days this week. I had to attend the funeral of a child that recently passed away. We know death is a part of life. I’m sure we have all given ourselves that same pep talk over and over – but it is so much more difficult to comprehend when it’s … More May the Beauty of the Season Shine Through the Darkness

Behind the Smile: The Dark Side of Fame and Fortune

This week has been a difficult one with the deaths of two notable public figures: fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and travel aficionado Anthony Bourdain. It has been reported that both succumbed to suicide. These stories are just a couple of examples of the dark and disturbing reality that surrounds us and yet … More Behind the Smile: The Dark Side of Fame and Fortune

I May Not Always Be There With You, but I’ll Always Be There for You – Unknown

Meaningful and valuable friendships can be hard to come by, but there is one key ingredient to a real friendship that we must always remember, and that’s genuine respect for one another. We all get busy in our lives but the measure of a true friendship is when you don’t take it personally when a … More I May Not Always Be There With You, but I’ll Always Be There for You – Unknown

Toronto: Rising Above the Cruelty

Yesterday’s events in Toronto have once again acted as a reminder of the fragility of life. Toronto – the great city that it is – was marred by such a senseless act of violence. A van callously ran down innocent bystanders near a busy intersection as they went about their day. It happened in broad … More Toronto: Rising Above the Cruelty