Empowerment Articles


Grace To Greece

July 6th, 2015
We have a saying in our family, “fair, fair, fair, fair.” If someone is feeling a little hard-done-by and making comparisons, a light hearted “fair, fair, fair, fair” will usually get them back on track. Expecting life to be fair is something most of us never grow out of. “It’s not fair. So and so […]
I write because I have to. Not because I have a million amazing thoughts racing around my head that must be written down, or that I have ideas nobody has ever heard, words worth repeating, insights, perspectives or lessons nobody else has learned. I don’t write because I’m clever, have a way with words or […]

If The Shoe Fits.

March 31st, 2014
The story I am about to tell you is all completely true, profound and stays with me to this day. A lesson I’m still learning, a lesson a child is still teaching. It is about a boy and a pair of old wooden clogs. Take a seat, put your feet up. He was 4. He […]
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Look back over your life and remember some of the times you found strength inside yourself you didn’t know you had. If only we had some way to remind ourselves of the times we’ve been strong as a first […]
An open letter to my 14yr old Son. Dear son. Being a boy sucks. Especially when your mother is a man-hater. So lucky for you, your mother isn’t. But, I think I may have given you the impression I am and feel the need to explain. Although I do happen to believe that many of […]

Fifty Shades of Grey

November 1st, 2013
Well I went and did it. My kids begged me not to, nodding their heads in disbelief that I could do such a thing to them. My husband encouraged me to give it a try. As he does with most things. Sometimes this is great, sometimes it just isn’t. I wasn’t sure how this one […]

The Super Powers of Ageing

September 4th, 2013
I had a friend who suffered the pain and frustration of ALS, a disease that destroys the body but leaves the mind in tact, which is a double agony because you are WAY too aware of your own deterioration. Seeing the way my friend, Gary, handled this torment was one of the most inspiring sights […]
During the week I found a drawer in our house that I’d never noticed before. It had 5 eggs and an envelope with $1k in it. I asked Meg if she knew about it. She told me that every time I give a poor speech she puts an egg in the drawer. I said to […]
1. I have a louder than most would agree necessary laugh 2. A wonky social filter that kicks in sporadically. 3. An eye for sorrow lurking in corners. 4. A stubborn unsubstantiated confidence that the best in life will always bob up to the top. 5. I don’t wake up well. If given time and […]
To be fearless is to live without certainty. It is to dip at least one toe into the future without knowing how it will feel (how potentially good it will feel) or where exactly it will lead you (potentially some incredibly exciting place) or who will join you (potentially some phenomenal people). In other words […]