Posts by Kelly McQuillan

Kelly McQuillan is a musician, teacher, and writer from Surrey, British Columbia. She is a member of The Little Brother Band and is also working at establishing herself as a singer-songwriter. You can visit Kelly at her website or myspace.

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Learning to Embrace Change as Opportunity, Not Loss

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~Lao Tzu

Two years ago my life as I knew it changed forever. No, I was not diagnosed with a disease, nor did I lose someone special or have a near-death experience. I actually gained some pretty amazing things: a new house, two dogs, living with my partner, and the chance to be a full-time stepmom to his two children.

But I did not initially view this change in a truly positive light.

After the dissolution of a long-term relationship, I had spent several years …