November 14, 2019

It is that season again everyone.   That season when I empty out my studio of my year long creative endeavours and our Philanthropic Creative Store flings it's doors open and you get to gift to one of two wonderful organization every time you buy art (La Gona...

October 26, 2019

I’ve always thought when you experience loss…you grieve it with the goal of eventually rebuilding yourself so you can live a life of meaning despite the loss. But what happens when the barrage of loss is endless? What happens when you don’t get a reprieve from loss? Wh...

October 6, 2019

I'm really really really proud of these. It has taken me 3 years to figure out how to take this idea of gold wood rings in encaustic and make it a reality. Honest to goodness I needed to be an encaustic artist, a photographer, a printmaker, a mixed media artist....a lo...

October 3, 2019

See all these pictures of Carmela…she has been wearing one version or another of these judgmental doubtful expressions all morning. Why you ask? Well…because this morning she run down stairs like a dog on a mission and spent 5 minutes barking at the front door….I in tu...

September 30, 2019

So the other day the husband and I decided as a couple/family exercise we would make soap together. Lemme just say, I did not have much faith in us...between my brain injury and his ADHD I was sure we would screw up. But nope...not this time. It has been a 5 day soapap...

September 10, 2019


Let's talk Suicide Prevention today. Did you know today is officially #SuicidePreventionDay ?


As an RN and a person who is at elevated risk for suicidality (mental illness, brain injury, chronic illness, major life losses, previous suicidal ideation etc.), I am a...

September 4, 2019

Today is iron infusion day. I am divided about iron infusion day. On one hand I am ecstatic that I am getting to top up my body's depleted stores of essential iron....on the other hand I resent that it is neccessary....I resent that my body is in open rebellion, refusi...

August 4, 2019

I imagine I'm not alone in having days like this. When the weight of the world makes you fear that life will forever be a cold, indifferent and hopeless existence. News of flash floods in Sierre Leone, Ebola in the Congo, protests in Hong Kong, Hindu pilgrims terrified...

August 1, 2019

Oh I think I am gonna dine out on this story for a while. I had this moment today...a moment that blew my mind away as an RN and a patient.

I had a CT scan scheduled for today...and as a patient I innocently thought it was just.."Go in, get an IV, lay on the CT table,...

July 16, 2019

I was listening to the Thrive Art Studio today and was really moved by what their guest The Jealous Curator aka Danielle Krysa Art said…she said

.....“This art that I’m making wouldn’t exist in the world if I hadn’t made it.”....

And even though it seems so obvious we al...

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