Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh, how much we have grown!

Oh how much we have grown….not in the sense of size but personally.  I first heard the term “post-traumatic growth” a couple of weeks ago at a Global Leadership Summit.  I asked Shirley Hickman if she had heard this term before. Shirley replied: “I had not heard this...
Witnessing mirrors

Witnessing mirrors

It’s hard to believe that this weekend will be the Central Family Forum. This forum will be the ninth anniversary of the first one I attended, the year after my husband Robert died. I only stayed one night that year with our then nine-year-old son Andrew. We were both...
Cultivating Hope

Cultivating Hope

What happens when you take a really great idea, add in some committed volunteers and a lot of hard work? In Timmins, Ontario the result is a beautiful Threads of Life Family Garden. The idea first took root in July of 2016, when Allen Armstrong, Chair of the Timmins...
Miss you, Dad

Miss you, Dad

Remembering relationships cut short by workplace tragedy The connection between a father and daughter can be a very special one. The connection evolves and matures through the years, but even when she is a fully independent adult, somehow a daughter is still “Daddy’s...