Category: reflection

  • 2020 Wrap Up

    I was intending to write this posting, along with the other two I posted earlier today, last evening after I finished watching the World Juniors Canada vs. Finland game on Zoom with my friends, Cath and Mel. Except that we had so much fun watching that game that we continued on Zoom to watch the […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 26 – Being Seen

    In the past week, I’ve received two very kind emails from past students. I couldn’t believe how much those emails made me smile. I wonder if they know how much their simple email means to me? They were emails from students from different programs that I taught in different capacities, but something similar in each […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 29 – Playing D

    A few weeks back, I had to play defence in my hockey game. I usually play forward and haven’t really ever played defence1 and quite honestly, I find the notion of it a bit scary. It’s too much pressure! You are responsible for stopping the people on the other team from taking shots! And if […]

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 13 – 43 days until Christmas

    I can’t believe it’s only 43 days until Christmas! When I was leaving my sister’s place this morning to head to the airport, we were all like “See you in a month!” I know I (and everyone else) says this pretty much every year, but this year has *really* flown by! I feel like I […]

  • Mindfulness – My Take Home Lessons

    This past Monday was the last class of my 8-week mindfulness class. So I figure now is a good time to stop and reflect on what I learned. Mindfulness is “intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment, which can be trained by meditational […]

  • Two Years

    Two years ago yesterday my Dad went into brain surgery, which he didn’t survive. We wouldn’t know that he hadn’t survived for three long days, during which we sat at his bedside willing him to wake up. We didn’t know his brain had suffered too much damage during the surgery and could no longer do […]

  • Reflections from a Running Study Guinea Pig

    Today marked the last of the Sunday group runs for the running study (which is looking at if there are differences between males and females in overtraining injuries while trainingĀ for a 10 km race) that I’ve been taking part in over the past 11 weeks. There are just three more training runs left until our […]

September 2023