This is true insanity

Can we talk about this nonsense????? Seriously!!! Mental health does not negate physical pain!!! Prejudging his health based on his honest disclosure of his medically-controlled bipolar disorder is a further example of why Canadians living with mental health issues are reluctant to share. The stigma does not end with friends thinking you are “crazy”. The … Continue reading This is true insanity

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathingby Frank LaRue Owen Winner 2017 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize There is a way of entering the forestwhen the breeze of the treesbecomes your guide when the cool gray-green daysand humid blue-green nightsbecome your own skin where the unfurling pathsthrough the emerald lightbecome flowing streams. Paths as luminous riversfor your two uncovered feet,salmon-like and … Continue reading Forest Bathing

Madam Vice-President

It’s finally begun. Madam Vice-President Kamala Harris has taken the oath of office. She has shattered another glass ceiling for BIPOCs and women in the United States, and offered an example to children all over the world. She is showing them that there can be change for the good. There can be beautiful sunny mornings, … Continue reading Madam Vice-President

It’s a monumental night

Tonight is monumental - it is the last night that one of the craziest people on earth has access to nuclear launch codes. It’s the last night that a woman of colour has never served in the 2nd highest office in the United States. It’s the last night that I will go to bed thinking … Continue reading It’s a monumental night

Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

It’s time for another fun game of Is It Illness Or Is It Fibromyalgia!! Cheeks flushed? ☑️Muscles aching? ☑️Headache? ☑️Scratchy throat? ☑️Intense shoulder pain? ☑️Overwhelming fatigue? ☑️On the edge of tears? ☑️Irritability? ☑️Feverish? ☑️Ears ringing? ☑️ So the consensus is???? Who the heck knows? If it looks like a horse, sounds like a horse, and … Continue reading Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021

A crucial reminder - honouring Dr King on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is easy; honouring him and his vision every single day of the year is where we put the work in. Commit to being anti-racist 365 days per year, every year for the entirety of your life. Commit to raising anti-racist children. Commit … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021

Cute Boy

My silly raggedy old man likes to shove his head into his bowl and ends up with what looks like a tiny white feather on the top of his head. While this may not be earth shattering news, he is way too cute and the world needs more of that. So as you head into … Continue reading Cute Boy

It’s My Birthday

Today started with a my favouritest cupcakes in the world, a Stanley/Pretzel Day Birthday card, and a brand new Smash + Tess romper from Danielle on my porch before I even woke up. It just kept getting better and better as kind words and thoughtful posts and birthday/birthday-ish phone calls were made. My brother found … Continue reading It’s My Birthday

Black Shirt Day 2021

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15th is #BlackShirtDay to honour and commemorate BIPOC and racialized Canadians. As the struggle to dismantle a colonial, white supremacist, heteronormative, cisgendered, Judie-Christian society continues, many of our … Continue reading Black Shirt Day 2021

Yesterday… she turned 13.

Yesterday… yesterday my baby turned 13. This amazing, stubborn, creative, kind, hilarious, silly, clever, empathetic, beautiful young woman is has graced us with her presence for 13 years. Yesterday… yesterday, I brought her home from the hospital with no idea what I was getting myself into. I was happy, grateful, scared, and deeply in love. … Continue reading Yesterday… she turned 13.