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A collection of random musings about life, creativity, humour and wellness

November 19, 2019

I am so very very grateful for the support of this man. He was an absolute gem during the entire East Side Culture Crawl.

He did the majority of the set up and take down work and covered my booth multiple times while I slept in the car. Many of you might have met him th...

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...

July 7, 2019

A cabbage. Just a simple cabbage. Yet it means so very many things to me. "Cabbage" is one of those words I constantly struggle with since my brain injury. I can’t help it…every time I see one I want to call it a "Cauliflower"….and every time I see a "Cauliflower" I wa...

June 6, 2019

For anyone who has followed me for any length of time, you know that my life has been steeped in trying to make sense of this "new" Brain Injury life I now live. I understood and loved my old life story...but this new life...it feels like I am a protagonist that has be...

May 1, 2019

Lemme tell you about the oh so glamorous life of an artist...I'm currently in my studio wearing the same dog hair covered clothes I had on yesterday... accented by a very stylish pair of thick wool socks and a wax covered leather apron (Raaawwwrr)....and the best part....

April 6, 2019


If you asked me yesterday how Bertha (my brain injury) I were coping with the stresses and demands of this week, I would have told you I was a boss and had Bertha well in hand..... then again, part of living with a brain injury is that you often miss cues and signs th...

March 28, 2019

I miss the certainty in purpose, meaning, self-worth and belonging I had before my head injury, Bertha, came along. Four years ago, if you asked me about the meaning in my life, I would have told you that my reason for being was to live and leave a legacy of encounters...

March 7, 2019

The irony of being a photographer who feels like her brain is out of focus is not lost on me.



The last few months have been a massive struggle to focus the lens of my mind on any task. I start a conversation and then forget what I was saying. I begin a task and then b...

February 8, 2019

My husband told me about a story he came across in one of his books.  In the early 80s Xerox had put out a new and innovative piece of equipment....a copier that could collate and print on both sides of a page.  As the story goes, though the copier was marketed to have...

January 31, 2019

Today is #BellLetsTalkDay, and I've been looking forward to joining the conversation on destigmatizing mental illness. My plan was to do one of my favorite things...to use humour and storytelling to share my personal experience of mental illness. But today is a hard da...

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