Category Archives: Courage

Inspiration and motivation from Tessa and Scott

Tessa was eight and Scott was 10. They overcame numerous obstacles during their twenty-one year career which culminated with the Gold Medal for Ice Dancing in 2010 in Vancouver. two Silver Medals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and two Gold Medals at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018.

They had the support of family, financially and emotionally but while training, they were on their own, drawing strength and motivation from each other.

Sexual assault survivors can gain similar inspiration from other women

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“It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look like.

First time I saw him, I was 13. The sun wasn’t even up yet and I was wearing my track uniform. I poured myself a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, turned and there he was, sitting at the round pale-blue Formica table reading the newspaper and drinking a cup of coffee.

He was a large man. Wavy hair and beard intertwined with strands of black and white. Blue-blue eyes. A department store Santa. He smiled at me. Introduced himself. I was late for practice. So I told him to wash his dishes before he left.”

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Is the relationship worth saving?

Social media is bounteous with negatives regarding men, women, relationships and reasons for divorce. Is yours worth saving? “Rescuing your relationship means rescuing you. Until you begin to live with dignity, respect, and emotional integrity, you will not have that … Continue reading

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Parents, you can be the instrument of change.

Teaching our children by example and providing role models sets the tone for the rest of their lives. Allowing your children to question, respectfully, and challenge everything, even what you teach and say, will develop their interpersonal skills so they … Continue reading

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A morning ritual which may change your day (s).

Motivation. Your weekend thought provoking short read. Anthony Robins has motivated hundreds of thousands of successful people, one person at a time. I have learned from and quoted Robbins numerous times in my novels whose characters are successful in their … Continue reading

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Equality. Leverage. Skill. COURAGE!

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Dr. Maya Angelou Sarah McLauchlan’s induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2017 Juno awards, reflects a strong, … Continue reading

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