Sacrifice-Mother Teresa

Sacrifice: “The act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone” or “An act of killing a person or animal in a religious ceremony as an offering to please a god.” (Source: Webster’s Dictionary) Thankfully, I’ve only experienced one of those…

Hate is Easier Than Love 

  During the month of June, 2016, my Facebook news feed was filled with posts about choosing love over hate. Not unlike any other month, there was a lot of hate being spread around the world. Hate in the form of injustice, sexism towards males and females, religious fears, political extremism, and talk about gun…

June 2016

Challenge Yourself This Summer

    June has finally arrived, and I am excited that northern Alberta is officially past snow season. I look forward to getting up at 4:30 a.m. each morning and taking my daily 5k – 7k morning walk or jog. No one seems to want to take me up on my offer to try waking…

You’re Not Funny; You’re Sarcastic and Mean

  Sarcasm: “the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny; a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Dealing with sarcastic…

When Help Is a Hindrance

  Well, part of our Alberta forest is still burning. During the worst of this fire a region of 88,000 people had to be evacuated. The entire city of Fort McMurray was evacuated. Thankfully no one died from fire. The evacuation was amazing and firefighters from near and far have been doing an excellent job…