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Remembering Who Needs a Pat Most

My little black dog Layla is getting old. She’s also a bit smelly, even after a bath. (What can I say? Body odour happens). Layla has a lovely personality. She …

Catching my breath

A pleasant young man casually tells us to place our feet on the green line and wait for the chairlift to come around. We sit on the swinging seat as …

He's Gone.

My husband Greg passed away on Friday May 16th at 8.07pm. It was just four years short of the day he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The actual moment was …

Has he stumbled upon a secret key?

“When we let art out, we let love in.” K.R.Roberts Many years ago, I spent my days pulling my hair out over the statistical analysis of clinical trials. Yep, you …

Five Things I Do When Facing a Big Life Challenge (some of them actually work)

                     Fantasize about running away from my life.This can’t ever actually happen, mainly because I have a terrible sense of direction …

12 Things (I hope) I learned in 2013

1. Addictions are bad, but mine to books has brought some heart changing stories into my life. TOP of the list? The highly acclaimed, heartbreaking, funny, beautiful Sifting the Dust by …

How I Found My Happy Place

Joy is an elusive emotion. It’s far more expansive than happiness and far deeper than feeling good. I love the word JOY. Even saying it or reading it lifts my …

Fear Makes Things Magical

“I feel like fear is the secret ingredient that makes things magical. Awesome. I listen to fear. You can be talented and creative and all those pretty things – but …

My Whole Van in Three Suitcases

If you’re reading this post, you may know that I’m an artist, and that I lead workshops for beginners.  What you may not know is the craziness goes on behind …

I’m a Black Bird Singin'

  The other night Greg and I performed a duet again, after a very long time. Back under lights, him with his guitar, me sitting next to him on a …

The Purple Painting

I spent a lot of time being sick this week. Coughing my heart out, razor blades in my throat, you know the drill. So I took a great big pause …

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