Category Archives: Support

Butterflies aren’t always sexy

When I first started thinking about choosing butterflies—choosing things that take me out of my comfort zone and give me butterflies—I thought about things that were exciting and inspiring. Travelling the world, volunteering in an exciting way, quitting a job … Continue reading

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I take a village

It had been nearly five years since I felt that way. I sat paralyzed in front of my computer. The email notification box fading in and out over and over, my phone ringing, people scurrying outside my door. My to-do … Continue reading

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My little brother’s wedding

There are a lot of emotions you go through when your little brother gets married. There’s pride. I would tell anyone that would listen (and even those that wouldn’t) that my little brother was getting married. And how could I … Continue reading

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The difficult pages

“Don’t pull out the difficult pages of your story, let them be part of the story” – Mike Foster I heard Mike say this at the Storyline Conference in 2014. I even quoted it in a blog post I wrote … Continue reading

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Love looks like leis and balloons

Six months ago, one of the most beautiful people I know shared one of the scariest stories I’d ever heard. The punchline was the hardest part to believe. It might be cancer. A week later, it was confirmed. Cancer. Of … Continue reading

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Our people

I talk a lot about choosing butterflies. About actively choosing things that are scary, things that seem bigger than we can manage. But sometimes butterflies choose us. And sometimes they’re not good butterflies. Actually, I think they’re bats, not butterflies. They’re … Continue reading

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Choose Action

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. In a matter of days (and in some cases, hours), there has been one heartache after another. It’s been bizarre, devastating and completely numbing. But small beams of light have broken through some … Continue reading

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What I learned at camp

This is the first time I’ve been in the GTA for the last week of August since 2009. From 2010-2013, I spent the last week of August at Camp Oki. Camp Oki transformed me. Deciding to spend a week of … Continue reading

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Choosing to be a cheerleader

In just a matter of weeks, a few close friends told me about some major changes in their lives. Some major butterfly choosing going on. I get totally jazzed when people choose butterflies. It makes me “squeal happy” and I … Continue reading

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An introverted extrovert

I’m an introverted extrovert. Or maybe an extroverted introvert. I’m not sure. But I’m pretty sure I sit directly on the line between the two. For example, I get energized spending time with people I love. But at the same … Continue reading

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