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

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...

November 18, 2018

Every year the social extrovert in me leaps for joy at the opportunity to chat up complete strangers at the East Side Culture Crawl. I love the chance to get to know new people, to hear the stories, to share my stories, to share my work and to hear their genuine reacti...

July 20, 2018

My brain has been feeling nostalgic lately.  I keep having flash backs to life back in the “normal times”, before my head injury (Bertha).  Of late I’ve been dwelling on a 5 year old physician’s consult note that reads, “Patient reports feeling exhausted and having low...

July 12, 2018

Exactly one week ago I sat for an entire day with my back to this gorgeous view....and I was grateful for it.  Instead of looking out at this beautiful downtown cityscape my entire attention was focused on a wall and the questions of a lawyer for the car insurance comp...

November 18, 2017

For four years now I've been peddling my wares at the East Side Culture Crawl, "A four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival receiving more than 30,000 visitors to 500+ artists in their studios across 80 buildings in the area bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenu...

August 25, 2017

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

- Maya Angelou - 

This is my mantra.   It pops up on the regular on my phone as a reminder to try my very best to live by these words....

June 16, 2017

94 / 1096 : When I found out part of my Bertha (my Brain Injury) journey would involve a multi day intense assessment of my functional capacity...well, I'll be honest; I did my fair share of creative cussing. Why?!? Because part of my success at keeping Bertha under lo...

March 23, 2017

Yesterday marks our Second Crashiversary…the day Gordon and I laid strapped to boards wearing c-collars, side by side in the trauma bay.  

When you have an awesome paramedic who realizes you need to laugh to stop yourself from crying, she offers to take a picture...

December 12, 2016

711 / 731 : Since I celebrate my birthday from December 12th to 15th....today is an extra special day. It is the last day I spend in my 30's. So to mark this day I went looking for my favorite memory from the last decade...one that includes a picture of JUST me. And gu...

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