Good Grief: The Only Way Out is Through

Posted by Tamika on November 7, 2017

Loss never gives us that bouncy, jump out of bed feeling. It’s not meant to. Grief and loss are heavy stuff. But overcoming, transforming, and rising stronger than ever—there’s some nice words we can get excited about! Ugh—can’t we just…

Why Joy is Better than Happiness

Posted by Tamika on July 20, 2016

Colin knows the importance of the mission. Hauling supplies into the den, three twenty-something siblings pause the old-school VCR to applaud their friend’s special delivery—sour keys, licorice and orange crush. No time to talk, it’s back to the serious business…

I’m Not That Brave

Posted by Tamika on May 27, 2016

Getting off the ferry at Salt Spring for the first time was like walking into a scene from National Geographic. Tall trees, mountains, ocean vistas, harbour seals, and eagles calling out overhead—it was hard to take it all in at…

Eagle Update

Posted by Tamika on April 29, 2016

This is a follow-up to a previous post, “Your Brokenness is Beautiful” Thank you all for keeping the bald eagle alive in your hearts these past weeks. I know it made a difference. I know he felt it. So…

Getting My Ducks Out of a Row

Posted by Tamika on April 12, 2016

I’m a to-do list junkie. I love planning, setting goals, creating healthy routines (even if I don’t always follow them), and organizing. Office supply stores are danger-zones for me. And don’t even get me started on packing cubes! Despite that,…