The Winters Of Our Lives

Aim: To cause a moment of reflection on how you can best prepare for the winters of your life, seasonly or internally.

There are two kinds of winters that enter our lives. The winters that change the way things are on the outside of ourselves and the winters that change what’s going on on the inside. 

One of the primary differences in the two is that the winters on the outside of us are shared by those around us, we are going through it together and we are understood in the challenges we may experience.

“It’s cold.” says one Canadian to the next. No argument there.  

Through quick dashes from our house to our car, frozen eyelashes and countdowns to spring, we all agree....winter can be tough.

The other kind of winter is a state of being. It unfolds the same. The days get darker and we spend more time inside wishing for warmer and brighter days. The difference is that our experience is our own. 

I just came out of a...

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Letters to Myself (For You)

It started as an activity I'd get my workshop participants to do at the end of some serious growth work. 
"Write a letter to yourself. It can say anything, it just has to be supportive and helpful to you on your journey of growth. Seal it, address it and you can't leave until you drop it at the front." 
It started as a gift for them. I'd gather the letters, put them away in a box in my office until a few months would pass. Sometimes I'd send them because I'd hear that one of them had something challenging come up in their life, or maybe I'd be adding another pile of letters and realize it had been 3 months since the oldest batch had been sitting there. There never has been a method to the mailing, but every time I mail them I hear from someone, "You wouldn't believe what happened on the day I got my letter."
I believe! 
It's been an incredible gift for me as well, walking to the mailbox, a large pile of self-addressed love letters in...
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