life

1986: I met my forever Valentine

I was sitting in the back room at Marg's tea house, a converted bungalow where we could hide out and smoke without worry of getting busted by prefects or teachers. Marg, the wizened old lady (she was probably my age now 🤣🤣🤣) would run to the back room and warn us so we could scurry… Continue reading 1986: I met my forever Valentine

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

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

chronic illness, life, writing

It’s October!!!

The month of Canadian Thanksgiving. So, because there are too many things going on right now for me to focus and write an earth-changing blog post😉, I am going to list some of the things I am grateful for: Our youngest child's 10th birthday tomorrow. She'll be getting her ears pierced, just like I did… Continue reading It’s October!!!