Letters From Home

Crossing Different Paths Of Life

Deer, squirrel and tire tracks crossing paths in fresh snow

Do you ever wonder about people? Okay, not THAT kind of wondering. I’m talking about the kind of wondering while watching people bustle about a shopping mall. The ones driving on the highway in the middle of the afternoon. Or the person you pass by sitting on a bench gazing at nothing special.   What…

Read More

Inner Geek Meet Intuitive Coach

Sketch of Lorraine welcoming her inner geek and intuitive coach together

Weirdness abounds. Monday morning we woke to -30C temps. Tuesday morning brought us +3C. Snow that melted yesterday is being replaced with blustery wind whipped falling snow today.   With the same sense of befuddlement, I find myself heading into returning to the nerdy world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Part time, that is. I…

Read More

Ignored Like Change

Sketch of woman on the run and missing the signs around her

Yesterday I had to head into the city to pick up cat meds. Getting onto the highway requires negotiating an older-style cloverleaf interchange. Tight curves don’t allow for picking up speed and merging quickly into 110km/hr traffic. That’s compounded by a very short overlap section for cars interweaving as they enter and leave the highway.…

Read More

Hitting The Reset Button

Cartoon of Lorraine using large hammer to hit reset button at top of a test your strength carnival game

My, my, my – what a difference a week makes. And throwing in the towel. Admitting defeat and dropping some most of the balls being juggled provided immediate relief, and catapulted me halfway down the road to recovery. Lots of naps, kitty purrs and guilt-free-take-‘er-easy until I felt more than better cleared the rest of the…

Read More

Threw In The Towel

Sketch of Lorraine draped over chair in exhaustion with very long to-do list scrolled across the floor

The writing was on the wall this morning. The stabbing pain in the back of my head was the first hint. Then the hints of nausea. Back to bed sounded good, but wasn’t going to happen with what needed to get done.   In the midst of leaving a voicemail came the realization even I…

Read More

You’re Part Of A Revolution

Lorraine surrounded by robots and automations guided by the compass in her heart

Back in late November (2017), a news story about changes to the workforce by 2030 quietly made the rounds and disappeared. The stories discussed a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute. They estimated as many as 800 million workers globally will be displaced by automation. The World Economic Forum suggests women will see job losses…

Read More

It’s Heart, Not Mind Over Matter

Sketch of Lorraine surrounded by cats with heart poking at her

Back in late November (2017), a story about the workforce in 2030 quietly made the news and disappeared. The more I thought about it, the more gobsmacked I became. People weren’t getting the changes coming. Much like climate change.   [ALERT: This is an emergency broadcast of the H.E.A.R.T. Network to make Lorraine PAY ATTENTION]…

Read More

12 Wishes For A New Year – Part 2

Festive drawing with winter themes ringing in the new year

Welcome to the start of a new year! And really, a new year starts at the time of our choosing. If you want to start anew or change up anything, begin at any time. Don’t wait for tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year. Take even the tiniest step today so you…

Read More

12 Wishes For A New Year – Part 1

Festive drawing with winter themes ringing in the new year

Hard to believe another holiday season is drawing to a close and the new year is upon us. While creating holiday cover images for Facebook, a single wish for others kept popping up –   Fill the [holidays / year] with the magic of you.   But that got me thinking. Was it enough? As…

Read More