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!

JUNE 2020: A peek into my romantic relationship…

JUNE 2020: A peek into my romantic relationship…

I am a white woman who has been in a committed romantic relationship with a black man for the past 7 years and it offers me precious insights into racism and race relations. I would like to share a few vignettes at this point in our love story. We are regularly stared...

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MAY 2020: A Puzzle Helps Me

MAY 2020: A Puzzle Helps Me

I set up a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle on my dining room table a couple of weeks ago. When I get overwhelmed with what is outside of my control during these tough times, I turn to it for a break. I set the timer for 15-20 minutes and finding only a few...

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APRIL 2020: 2020 Vision?

APRIL 2020: 2020 Vision?

So much has changed with COVID-19! We find ourselves living slower than we ever expected to be living right now. I feel that some of us have travelled back in time. Food basics are flying off the grocery shelves. Comfort foods have become more important to...

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MARCH 2020: Understanding More about Money

MARCH 2020: Understanding More about Money

IMAGE: The participants (above) with the 'money' they 'earned' at the workshop. Those are Toronto Dollars - a community currency. It was a fun way to learn about what money means to us, without losing a penny!   We held a Lifestyle Workshop last...

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FEBRUARY 2020: Love is the Answer?

FEBRUARY 2020: Love is the Answer?

Really? What was the question? I have a hunch that the question was how do we live in a world where each and every day the news reports such nastiness. Media captures images and reports stories that scare me! I'm on a diet, now. I restrict my mainstream...

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JANUARY 2020: We finally have 2020 Vision…

JANUARY 2020: We finally have 2020 Vision…

Of our own lives, anyway! The beginning of a new decade offers the chance to look back - at the decade or the past 365 days and reflect on what worked for us and what didn't. I've had a total life makeover in this past decade and took an hour to review...

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DECEMBER 2019: Oh, what a night!

DECEMBER 2019: Oh, what a night!

Our Silver Linings Gala was a very successful celebration! During the reception, everyone glowed in the beautiful space filled with live music and laughter. Janice Waugh, Marney Winn, Sandra Brunner and Deb McGrath shared their stories and we celebrated...

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NOVEMBER 2019: Never can say goodbye…?

NOVEMBER 2019: Never can say goodbye…?

I've noticed that the times, they are a changing. People don't seem to say goodbye. The norms seem to have shifted. Have you noticed? I'm in a business group that's all about "relationship building". We get together every week and become familiar with each...

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