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Life’s a Beach – Our First Week in Costa Rica

I’m taking a break from writing my blog posts so that I can focus on writing my book but I really wanted to share with you my adventures in Costa Rica with my family this month. I’ve been travelling to Costa Rica since I was 14 after my father moved here and this is...

Claiming Space for Your Soul Amidst The Hustle & Bustle

Claiming Space for Your Soul Amidst The Hustle & Bustle

In this moment, as the snow blankets the world with its pristine whiteness, I crave curling up with a good book, a hot chocolate and a roaring fire. I crave simplicity. I crave comfort. I can clearly see that a busy life is a wasted life because we miss the moments...

Choosing Sunsets Over Clean Floors & Six Figures

Choosing Sunsets Over Clean Floors & Six Figures

Like so many woman in North America right now, I just recently read Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton. And as I was buying it on Amazon, I chose to also purchased Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by...

The State of Motherhood Today

The State of Motherhood Today

I’m well known for being a passionate woman - mother, business owner, teacher, writer, friend, daughter, sister, niece. Doing it all. Every day. No matter what. And everything to top quality, of course, there’s no other way in my mind. Which honestly converts to:...

The Thing About Writing a Memoir…

The Thing About Writing a Memoir…

The thing about writing a memoir is it’s intense in a way that other writing isn’t (though all writing can be, and often is intense) but with a memoir you’re re-living everything important in your life - your old pains, hopes, relationships… The drama. The tears. The...

Gratitude for My First Hate Mail

Gratitude for My First Hate Mail

A few months ago I got my first angry email from someone on my email list. And it hurt. Not surprising. Things like that hurt. No matter how thick your skin, when someone attacks you, you feel it. I felt it. Your last email reads like marketing waffle thinly veiled as...

Managing the Return Home, A Changed Person

Managing the Return Home, A Changed Person

If you follow me, you know that my family and I recently left Vancouver BC, and moved back to my hometown in rural Ontario. If you’re new around here, that’s all the background you need to know to understand this post. With that said… Here I am, living in my hometown....

The First Day of School… for a Sensitive Child

The First Day of School… for a Sensitive Child

The first day of school…. A day I always looked forward to as a kid. I loved school. Especially with fresh empty notebooks and a new pack of coloured pencils. The opportunities seemed endless. The excitement palpable. And as a parent, I thought I would love it too. I...

My Kids’ Room Ain’t Pinterest-Worthy

My Kids’ Room Ain’t Pinterest-Worthy

We moved into our new house on April 1st. It’s a beautiful home - white walls, natural post and beam throughout with a big, modern kitchen. I feel spoiled every time I take a moment to sit back and really look at it. As we settled into this new space we started the...

Welcome!

I’m Parrish Wilson and I use this space to share pieces on mental health, motherhood, faith, love and smashing the patriarchy.

September 2020 I start a Masters degree in Counseling & Spirituality so that will surely lead to many interesting things to say…