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Pica is coming.

It seems to be my time for catching up on old pals. Today Jeff Gardiner comes to the Bingergread Cottage and I’m ashamed to say he hasn’t been here since “Myopia” came out! 779 more words

Lucky Dip

Talk This Way.

Confrontation is uncomfortable for most people. Regardless of the situation, everyone has their own way of handling it:

  • If you automatically yell something cruel or become defensive, you handle confrontation…
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Life Skills

A Lesson of Entrepreneurship

After a long day, filled with conversation with potential clients, loved ones, distributors, product testing and number crunching, I discovered something really important to keep at the forefront as this beautiful little concept takes shape. 436 more words


Realizing my wrongs and making them right

Devin came to Bridging the Gap through a court order known as Child in Need of Services.  Like many students, Devin had low expectations about the program. 248 more words


Best Lesson Learnt : When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them

I heard this saying attributed to Maya Angelou and Oprah talked about it in one of her Lifeclasses.

This is a hard one to swallow and that’s because inside us, we’ve got the devil and angel wrestling. 486 more words

Life Skills

Cooking Once a Month is awesome

Some of advice I ever got about Grad School was from a former professor who told me how batch-cooking and freezing meals helped her complete her dissertation. 998 more words

Grad School

A rose for hard times

There’s a simple meditative technique we can use in hard times. I call it the Rose Meditation. You can do this anywhere: cleaning the house, ploughing through work, undergoing medical treatment, in a high-voltage meeting…. 130 more words