I dared greatly

So, today was Fall Convocation at the University of Manitoba.  Occupational Therapy students graduate in Fall Convocation because of the way the U of M program is run…so today was the graduation luncheon for the students. I got a call several days ago asking if I would present the Communications Award at the luncheon.  Makes …

The richness of both/and living

Life would be easier and simpler (though not better) living in an “either/or” world, rather than a “both/and” world. I may fail often, but I choose, as much as possible, as a matter of personal policy, to choose, “both/and” living. Lemme explain. I used to work in a rehab clinic helping people figure out how …

Sitting in the Dark

Compassion is knowing your darkness well enough that you can sit in the dark with others. Pema Chodron I thought faith would say, “I’ll take away the pain and discomfort”, but what it ended up saying is, “I’ll sit with you in it”. And I never thought until I found it, that it would be …

Grab hope!

  I snapped this photo late last summer–I’m a complete pushover for a rainbow…the camera (at least when I hold it) doesn’t begin to capture the beauty or the enormity of a rainbow. People stopped in awe to stare at the magnificence of this rainbow. Total strangers gathered and stood together in wonder looking at …