All Posts Tagged “Claire De Boer”

Writing Makes Us Better Together

This post is part of my monthly contribution over at The Gift of Writing, a site by Claire De Boer. It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the TGOW community and I thank Claire for the opportunity. Read the full article here.

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. – William Wordsmith

Life seems to move pretty fast. Throw in an, almost, three year old boy, with one on the way, a yellow lab and all of the daily to-do’s and that leaves little time to communicate with your significant other.

Communication is the foundation to a deeply connected and rooted relationship.

Writing Catapults Change

This post is part of my monthly contribution over at The Gift of Writing, a site by Claire De Boer. It’s an absolute privilege to be part of the TGOW community and I thank Claire for the opportunity. Read the full article here.

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. — Louis L’Amour

Two years ago, my chest was continually throbbing, as though my heart was beating outside of my chest. The weight of stress and anxiety controlled every aspect of my life.

I was in one of the deepest and darkest moments I have yet to experience.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Two years ago my life was an emotional roller coaster.

I was challenging myself to always do more, to wear more hats, to climb the corporate ladder faster, to be involved in more; thinking I could handle the demands. All of these areas were tugging at me from different sides.

I was focusing on, and seeking, the wrong things. I was living in the past and looking to transform the future all while glossing over the moment that matter most, the present.

There was no purpose for my daily motions, nor quest. I was living in the confides of what society had built trying not to bump up against the walls of the path laid out for me.

Slow it Down

When I was a child my father used to complain about how slow I was. Slow to eat; slow to walk; slow to learn.

As an adult I have tended towards being ultra speedy—perhaps it’s a hangover from those early years. Through my twenties and thirties I was always on the go, rushing to get things done. Trying to pack as much into a 17-hour day as possible.

But lately I have had to slow it down, go back to those unhurried days of childhood.