Living a primed life
Live • Play • Seek
What is a primed life?
After successfully raising 4 children, two of my own and two of my sister’s following her passing, I was more than ready to begin fully living my life. Like many others though, during those intense parenting and working years, I had neglected me. I no longer knew what filled my “personal well” with meaning.
Though few of us live in a home with a well and a pump, priming the pump refers to putting some water in so it can pull more out. To do that in my personal life, to show up and be fully engaged, has meant re-connecting with all aspects of myself. Some I had known and some are yet to be discovered: Live. Play. Seek.
The journey and all the things I have learned about creating a healthy and satisfying life in the present and for the future is what this site and my workshops are all about.
If I had a mantra, it would be step out, step up and show up. Over these last three years, those simple words keep me moving forward. As mantras go, I think it is a pretty good one, especially this last week. I am tired. Tired, but in a good way. Tired because I have...read more
I have come to think of resiliency as our emotional core. Just like our physical core, it needs regular attention. If you have ever tried to get back into your fitness regimen after a few weeks holiday or after being sick, it is readily apparent that your body is not...read more
Play isn’t just for kids and neither is time in nature. Remember as a kid when your days were spent outside, as many hours as you could manage? There you explored the world, often by foot, or on a bike. Much of what we did was good for us, but of course we didn’t know...read more
Happiness on a budget, there’s something we don’t talk much about. If we are to believe what we see on social media, everyone else is out there enjoying the most fabulous vacations, trips and experiences. What we see less of are the low key, low cost but no less...read more
Why me is a pretty reasonable question, when faced with life's hurdles. Especially the big ones. Even though there might not be an answer, nevertheless we wonder. Silently, quietly we ponder why this situation has crossed our paths. Life's hurdles often mark the...read more
Age and aging are, I have decided, rather subjective terms. July 1st is the national day of celebration of the country I call home – Canada. At 150 years she is either a teenager or an elder, depending on which country might be voicing its opinion. This got me...read more