Gwen Tuinman




Failure and Failing

Failure hurts. We spend untold amounts of energy doing our best to avoid it. The process of failing is doubly painful for those of us raised by women whose worth was measured by their efficacy as housewife and mother. Their children’s accomplishments ticked boxes on their performance appraisal. Our failings were their failings. Perfectionism was the fix. Continue reading “Failure and Failing”

Holocaust Remembrance: Nicholas Winton’s 669 Children


I’m drawn to stories about the human experience, surprising acts of kindness and the overcoming of insurmountable odds. And so, with April being Holocaust Survivor month, my aim was to visit the character of someone who helped to rescue the most vulnerable in these horrific circumstances — the children. Continue reading “Holocaust Remembrance: Nicholas Winton’s 669 Children”

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