I found a way

| September 12, 2013

When I was seven years old, my cousin told me she took ballet and showed me all the cool things she could do. I went to my mother that very day and asked her if I could take ballet too. She told me quite firmly that we didn’t have money for it. And that was [...]

The Light in Her Eyes

| August 5, 2013

Yesterday we brought our two older boys to see grandma Jean. They were not enthusiastic, they’ve never really known her except for some brief visits where she would ask them how old they were and comment on how big they’ve grown. But they do know that she is their last living great grandparent and they [...]

Connection comes from work and play: An intro this Saturday

| February 21, 2013

“NO!” Blocks Creativity, how about “What else?”

| November 25, 2012

“No” may be one of the very first words we learn to say as children. We know exactly what we don’t want. We learn to say “no” when someone is hurting us or someone else. “No” can be handy in such instances that give boundaries, but it is sorely overused. I remember my parents and [...]

Summer Reflections 2012

| September 18, 2012

Perhaps if I reminded myself what a full and rich summer it’s been, I may not fall too deeply into Autumn melancholy. Things I am grateful for, Summer 2012: Visited Seattle and Vancouver BC with my boys and my mother. Ate delicious xiao long baos, dim sum, chower and sushi. Learned to appreciate and get [...]