life, mental health

Hiatus for the holidays

It's December!! I hope this time of year brings you peace, hope and happiness. The holidays can be difficult and even traumatic for many people. If you struggle to find the joy in the season, my wish for you is that you can find some small joy in each day, and take it one day… Continue reading Hiatus for the holidays

music, reading, writing

The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

It's strange how you make a simple choice, then the universe sends you signs that it wasn't a simple choice at all, there is a reason you made the decision you did. Kismet. In the summer, I mentioned to my husband that I wanted to read The World According to Garp by John Irving again.… Continue reading The World According to Garp and John Prine: Double whammy kismet

chronic illness, life, mental health, MS, Quotes

Pain and anxiety

I had another post scheduled for today, and then this happened... My body has been happier for the last month or so than I remember it feeling for a few years now. My mom and I had a mostly wonderful outing to the theatre today(Saturday). We watched an incredible tribute to the phenomenal Leonard Cohen… Continue reading Pain and anxiety

life

I Remember

An early post this week, in honour of Remembrance Day. Thank you to all veterans and current military trying to protect freedom and human rights around the world. I remember. It's important to recognize that Remembrance Day is not only about veterans that have lost their lives. Many soldiers return home with more than just… Continue reading I Remember

life

A Lesson in Grief

A year ago this week, my mother lost her husband. They had been married less than five years but they made the absolute most of every minute they had together. Theirs was a great love story. Joe was a special person. Sometimes people say that to be nice after someone dies, but he was truly… Continue reading A Lesson in Grief