Category Archives: The Qualities of a Child

Why I Still Believe in Santa

We live in an age of disbelief.  In a season traditionally of reverence and celebration, in recent years some may have found under their Christmas trees, Richard Dawkins’ book,“The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great (subtitled “How … Continue reading

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The Privilege and Joy of Parenting

Fathers Day is not just a day to honour our dads (My own dad is my role model for kindness, generosity and resilience); it’s a time to remember the privilege and joy of being a parent. This month, as my … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days to Happiness #33: Happiness is being in the presence of a child

Happiness is being in the presence of a child. I loved the days that I got to drive my daughter to elementary school. I’d rush home from my morning swim to make her favourite breakfast and wake her up with a … Continue reading

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#9 Seize the day!

We devote so much of our souls in the pursuit of happiness. Yet we often mistake happiness to be represented by a place in the future (or past) when we have that perfect mate, job, child, house, or the next … Continue reading

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Real love and real beauty. Truth in a fairy tale.

What We Learn From Fairy Tales Davidicus Wong, M.D., July 7th, 2014 My beautiful daughter turns 16 this week. Once upon a time, when we were all much younger, a favourite family ritual was to make up a fresh bedtime … Continue reading

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The Happiest Place on Earth

It was the first Christmas without my mom who had died in April, and we dreaded the grief and longing that would come with what was once the happiest of times for our family. The pain of loss slowly ebbs … Continue reading

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What Parenting Has Taught Me

Though we think we are the teachers and it is our children who are growing, parenting is an endless growth experience. In spite of my best intentions, I made mistakes. I did my best to be fair. I certainly didn’t … Continue reading

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