Author Archives: Megan Venner

Active Living Challenge: Small Successes

Okay… just because I haven’t been talking about physical activity lately doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing it… or at least trying.  For someone who has never lived a particularly physically active life, I have to admit this has been a … Continue reading

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You can never go home…

I left my parents home for the last time this week.  Saying goodbye seemed impossible.  I found myself literally rooted to the spot in my mother’s favorite chair, unable to make myself leave. It is not the house where I … Continue reading

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The Prom Dress…

Physical activity and grief don’t mix. I have been good.  I’ve been to the gym.  I’ve been to Zumba.  I’ve walked so much I discovered I desperately need new running shoes.  Hell, I even took my kids on a neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Active Living: Choices…

It’s all about choices. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to make the wrong choice, especially when momentum is involved.  Raising three kids is tiring… especially with a teenager in the mix.  Forcing myself, or all of us, out of the house … Continue reading

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Careful What You Wish For….

So Big Dude got off the bus yesterdayay and immediately asked to go for a walk.  Little Dude then asked to go again after dinner. It is like herding cats! At the same time… I can’t say no.  I took … Continue reading

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Learning to walk again…

That didn’t go so well. I did what I promised… my Lenten project of getting the family more active got underway with a walk.  Little Dude and I met Big Dude at the bus with the plan of going for … Continue reading

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A New Lenten Project

I’ve been feeling a little lost lately.  The season of Lent has been fast approaching… in fact, today brings Ash Wednesday, the formal beginning of this time of reflection.  Perhaps I have been reflecting too much. Last year I gave … Continue reading

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Fighting, literally, through grief.

Wow.  I just had a big fight with my sister… the biggest one we’ve had since we were kids.  Apparently our grief involves yelling at each other. We had a rollicking fight that ranged from guilt to repressed anger to … Continue reading

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Working through it… or just distracting myself.

Wow… back on the job this week.  I feel like my brain has atrophied. It’s all I can do to get a bit of work done, get the kids in bed and fall into bed myself.  Yet I still can’t … Continue reading

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Time… grief… and being orphaned.

My mother died three weeks ago today. As I reflected upon that number today I came to the conclusion that time has no meaning within grief.  It feels like I have aged at least a decade in those short weeks … Continue reading

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