Editing our Lives

There comes a time in our lives when we need to self edit. We have to cast out the things that weigh us down, habits that are counterproductive and alliances that are meaningless. Our lives is ours to fashion as we please. The present is all we have. Tomorrow might never come. ©Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Apologies not Required

You can advise people but you can’t make them change the course they have chosen. Oxygen is all around us and we breathe it in effortlessly, in the same way the people we love will find their rhythm in life. Exhort your energy on the one person that means the most to you and that’s […]


We are caught up in the idea of a saviour that we become enamoured by the manipulative language of others. We are the saviour we have been seeking all of our lives. Promises aren’t a sign of commitment, it’s not what people say, it’s what they do. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021

The Face of Terror

If you want to know how traumatizing it is to live in a terrorized zone speak to the terrorized, listen to their stories. People will do as they please as long as there is no accountability. The question we need to ask ourselves is: Are we stoking the fire or are we putting a damper […]


We should not allow ourselves to be distracted from the things that matter in our lives. What matters to you and me is health, wisdom, understanding, loyalty, security of food and home, loving ourselves and all those whose lives touches ours. Everything else is just the fluff of life. We can exhibit our wares but […]

Pulling Ourselves Together

Some of us show up in life as separate parts of who we are. We cater to the whims of our audience. To truly live we have got to throw off the theatrics and embrace our authenticity. Our life is ours to live as we choose without duress from without and self harm from within. […]

Child Rearing

Child rearing is not a life time commitment. Parents and children have obligations towards each other, in the sense that children have to pay it forward by providing for their own children. It’s all communal. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021


We have to stay away from people who require us to lose ourselves when we are in a relationship with them. If we become lonely, and destitute because of the relationship we are in, how does that relationship benefit us? Relationships aren’t Insurance Policies, TFSA’s, RRSP’s or GIC’s and ought not to be invested in, […]


We cannot allow impulsivity to rule our lives. Impulse erodes integrity and decency. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2021