Lingering Thoughts

Below are some lingering thoughts from Elizabeth Verwey, founder of Spoken Lives. Please click on the blog title to read the complete post. Remember to sign up for our newsletter to get monthly updates, with other resources and special offers. Thanks! Hope to see you soon at an event!

May 2019: Lost & Found

It's been a rough month! I had shingles and was in pain, every day. When it was at it's worst, I found a new understanding of how tough it is for people who live with chronic pain. It's so draining! It felt like having a fussy child with me, all the time. Nothing I...

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APRIL 2019: Happy Spring!

APRIL 2019: Happy Spring!

Those daring spring bulbs are poking their heads out!And, I bought a plastic yellow daffodil today - to support cancer research.  I simply LOVE everything about spring! New growth, in my business and personal life. More bird song in the air. Neighbours are...

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MARCH 2019: I’m Happy to be a Woman!

MARCH 2019: I’m Happy to be a Woman!

How do you feel about being female?Did you ever want to be a male? I remember NOT wanting to not be a woman, when I grew breasts and started being treated differently than my buddies who were young men! I went through a tomboy phase and really didn't like...

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FEBRUARY 2019: Happy Heart Month!

FEBRUARY 2019: Happy Heart Month!

I just returned from a vacation with my sweet man. We visited Puerto Plata, in the Dominican Republic. We had a wonderful break from this harsh winter and my highlight was visiting The New Horizon School, a school where Haitian children can go to school...

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JANUARY 2019: Happy New Year!

JANUARY 2019: Happy New Year!

A fresh start!  I'll confess that I LOVE the feeling of a brand new year! Everything and anything seems possible! I'm ready to let 2018 go and look forward to what 2019 might become.  How do you feel about it? A few of my friends detest the idea of setting...

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DECEMBER 2018: “Wasbunds”

DECEMBER 2018: “Wasbunds”

I've been pondering relationships with ex husbands. Or, wasbunds, as I prefer to call mine (he WAS my husband). I've come to the conclusion that once we raise children with someone, we develop an interdependence when we are committed to those...

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NOVEMBER 2018: Urns of ashes on fireplace mantles

NOVEMBER 2018: Urns of ashes on fireplace mantles

When I was visiting my father about five years ago, he asked me to take my mother's ashes to my place, and save them until they could be buried together. He had a small apartment and a new girlfriend and I readily agreed. When I got home, my boyfriend was...

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