French, French, French! French people, cities, culture, language - I have the strangest relationship with it all. In Grade 9 – age 14 - I gave up all efforts to learn the language of love. My school system made classes optional from Grade 10 onward. I was a straight-A student whose only sluggish mark was … Continue reading This Happens When Life Screams “YES”
Death. What comes to mind when you hear this word? For most, they imagine a single event or perhaps a process or incident leading to a single event such as a terminal illness or car accident. What if I told you that death is something that happens within us regularly? That our society is so … Continue reading Death Isn’t What You Think It Is.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want one thing or another to be different in their lives. If only I… had the credentials (I think I need), was 5 pounds lighterhad a partnerhad more moneyhad more timehad more followershad a nannyhired a personal assistanthad perfect healthhad the body I dream oflived closer to family... The list … Continue reading One Must-do Step as you Goal Set for 2020
A few days ago, I received a very moving and inspiring Christmas card. On the outside, it offered a very simple message: “Joy” On the inside, it offered a humbling reminder that joy is not a product of our external circumstances - it is rather a state of being that is available to each and … Continue reading Grief, Gratitude & The Secret to Joy
After my miscarriage, I found reassurance in a most unexpected place - the biology of momma bears. Why? Bears have miscarriages too. Understanding the reasoning behind their miscarriages exemplifies how intelligent all life is, including our human bodies. As most people are aware, bears hibernate. You may also know that bears give birth during hibernation. Have … Continue reading Bears Have Miscarriages Too
The term ‘miscarriage’ is heavy loaded, and for good reason. It refers to the life altering and traumatizing experience of losing a baby in-utero. After my miscarriage I thought about all the things I did and did not do, questioned my daily choices and deliberated on the details of my days. I was searching for a … Continue reading Breaking Down the Term “Miscarriage”
People tend to disbelieve that “I’ve never been on a bad Tinder date.” I love the reactions. Those perplexing looks make me smile inside, like I have treasured secrets or a witch's brew. But, alas! I do not. You too can have successful online dating experiences. And the best part, is that it is really … Continue reading Why I’ve Never Been on a Bad Tinder Date (And how to use dating apps like a pro!)
Packing my belongings into boxes has become second nature to me. For the last 13 years I’ve been living nomadically, trying on new cities like some people try on new suits. This wanderlust began with a decision to follow my gut and leave my hometown of Clarenville, Newfoundland at the age of 17. Although I … Continue reading I’ve Been Preparing for this my Whole Life