One Very Simple Way to Make Yourself Happier – Being in Service
Welcome home! We often wonder about what can make us happier, or “What is the purpose of it all?” Some[...]
Why Dogs Grow Your Extended Family With Unconditional Love
Welcome home! I’ve been talking a lot about creating our own families, and about some of us having our extended[...]
How to Directly Touch Someone, Right in the Heart: Texting with Paper
Welcome home! You’ve heard me talk about the importance of building our relationships and creating our own modern families. It’s[...]
10 Easy Ways To Spend Time With Others When You’re Feeling Disconnected and Overwhelmed
Welcome home! Most of us want to spend more time with the people we care about. And a lot of[...]
How To Make A Dinner Party For Tired, Hungry, Busy People
Welcome home! The potluck dinner! This is how tired, hungry, lazy dinner parties are done nowadays, and it’s one of[...]
Getting Our Friends to Hang Out Longer – The Uber Comfy Whistler Bench
Welcome Home! Today I want to talk about how our physical environment can impact our behaviour and the behaviour of[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 5 ~ Forgiveness
Welcome home! I've been a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, and I have seen a lot of broken[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 4 ~ Finding Fulfillment
Welcome Home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 3 ~ Keeping Track Of What’s Important
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 2 ~ Weaving Your Social Fabric
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 1 ~ Hope and Understanding
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
How to Defend Against Crushing Stress – Building Your Moat of Safety and Well-Being
Welcome home! When we are really stressed out, and when there’s too much pressure on us, it’s hard to be[...]
How To Recreate Life After Divorce ~ Bloom Where You Are Planted
Welcome home! When I was in Europe recently I met a bunch of really interesting, vibrant, amazing women who are[...]
When Life Feels Hopeless – How you Can be A Cultural Ambassador to Help
Welcome home! Today I want to talk about how you can become a cultural ambassador. Or rather, how we are[...]
Embrace Relying Upon Others
Welcome home! In today’s episode I want to talk about our culture of independence and how it may not be[...]
When Your Life Unexpectedly Falls Apart – How One Single Parent Created Her Extended Family and Village
  Welcome home! This week we went on our annual firm ski trip and I took the opportunity to sit[...]
Gezelligheid: Creating Happy The European Way
Hello from Haarlem! This week’s blog comes to you from Netherlands, where I visited briefly. It seems so appropriate that I[...]
The Hygge Life: How To Create A Family
Welcome home! In last week’s podcast I talked about the Danish concept of hygge (‘hue-gah’), a set of guidelines for staying cozy[...]
Creating the Hygge Life: Guidelines for Living
Welcome home! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) in essence is the Scandinavian concept of being cozy. It originated in Denmark generations ago, and[...]
The Importance of Family and Friends – It Is Worth It To Create Those Threads
Welcome home! I’ve been referencing Susan Pinker’s book called The Village Effect a lot recently because I really do believe in the science behind[...]
I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family
Welcome home! When many people think of the definition of “family” they think of the basic nuclear family structure as[...]
Basketball
I hear that many people look back on their elementary school gym classes with fondness. Me. Not so much. My[...]
What We Can Do When We Find Ourselves in a Trumped up World
Given the culture of fear and being divided, lots of us have been fearful about what the world is coming[...]
That God-Damned Trudeau
Dad, always left-leaning politically, was probably progressive in a way that was ahead of his time. He and my uncles[...]
Watching Movies With Elma
Mom said she was diagnosed with Saint Vitus Dance (or Sydenham's Chorea) as a child. Saint Vitus Dance comes from[...]
Because Being Kind Grows:
I am embarrassed to say that I have not always been kind. I have been that person at the other[...]
Introduction to Growing Up Hemminger
So, um, I have been working on a memoir about how I grew up. Here is me taking a stab[...]
Because Family is About the Heart
As a divorce lawyer I deal with people all day long who are at an end of their spousal relationships.[...]
Wonder Oil
Elma held two absolute and incontrovertible beliefs. One of those beliefs was in the existence of God. The other was[...]
On Clearing The Kitchen Table
Never have I experienced home like I did on 11407-207 Street, in Hammond. Our house could be described as boisterous,[...]
A Day of Firsts
I have always hated the “c” word. Here is why. It was a summer day when I was about 7[...]

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