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What is it like?

What is it like?

What is it like?

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I’m here when you need me

"Many strong women have had to walk this path, I'm here when you need me".  These were the words I just texted to a friend .  Sometimes this is all we can do despite everything in me that wants to rush over, pick her and her children up and take charge of the chaos of their unraveling lives.

I know that my experience as a woman who has been where my friend currently is counts a lot in her eyes.  She trusts my input because I come from a place of knowing.

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why 1infour

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I had the huge privilege of speaking to a great group of women the other day. The women and their children are taking part in a group called LEAF which

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Change takes time.

Change takes time…

I sat down to write a blog about change, and the idea that for any solid change to become rooted within us, it takes about 3 months.... and then I

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This one's for you

This one’s for you

The new year is here 🙂 and I think there is going to be quite a bit of change happening in our world over the next 365 days - think of it as my prediction

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Well this is Christmas Day, a day traditionally symbolic with family and love, warmth and good cheer.  I'm not sure actually what good cheer is supposed

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Honouring each other

Honouring each other

With both Thanksgivings now over (Canadian and American) we are now fully headed into the Christmas Season.  Yes there has been some controversy

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Meltdowns...why?

Meltdowns…why?

I was just about to pull out of the parking lot at the school this morning when I saw a scene unfolding at the front door.  A four year old classmate of my

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The upside to down.

The upside to down.

We often talk about how domestic violence isolates. It does. This post is not about that. I'd like to flip the focus and look at another aspect of post-trauma,

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A note for 1 in Four

A note for 1 in Four

I'll never forget the day my best friend called to tell me she had left her husband.  Except she hadn't just left him, she had run away, packing a few

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