Tag Archives: inspiration

Change

My father used to say, “the only thing you can count on to not change is change itself”. Of course I had no idea, as a young person, what that meant.  Youth is full of change.  Of course things change. … Continue reading

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From Emotional Health to Mental Healing

“I don’t understand why we don’t consider emotional health as important as mental health!” Maggie would say to me.  “Honestly, it is just as important – if not more so.  If people were able to talk about their emotions they … Continue reading

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Who am I?

I am not cancer. I am not a threat. I am not contagious, judgmental, or rude. I am not selfish. I am not cruel. I am not self-centered. I am neither fatalistic, nor pessimistic. I am not naive. What I … Continue reading

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One year today

It was one year ago – today (figuratively speaking) when my world was turned upside down.  I remember the blood rushing from my head, the feeling of nausea, and words spinning so frantically that nothing was audible.  Well, almost nothing. … Continue reading

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I have faith

“Well done, good and faithful servant” I follow a number of blogs.  Some of them are an unusual choice for me.  I was introduced to them simply because some of them “liked” my post.  I was curious “who” and so … Continue reading

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Creating a Legacy

It had been sitting on my desk for a while.  I was afraid to open it.  Who knew what information it may contain?  That envelope that was addressed to me – from the Canadian Cancer Society – could only bring … Continue reading

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Escape from Alcatraz… did you know?

“What do you want to do today”, I asked of my youngest boy David. “Play Settlers of Catan, Mom”, he replied excitedly. The saw hummed outside the bedroom window – our neighbour was building a new deck. The birds chirped … Continue reading

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And so am I

Haze Days This is my favorite time of the year.  It only lasts for a few days and then it is gone for another full year.  If you blinked, it would be over.  My cousin, Jan, referred to it as … Continue reading

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It takes a community to cure cancer

Of course – before we rang the bell – I had to say a few words to the people who have supported my family and I throughout this journey!  You know me.  It was a beautiful day – and a … Continue reading

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Six White Tulips

Six White Tulips Six white tulips sitting on the step The first I planted quickly and will grow so soon I bet Kevin called me over and he said, “Five more tulips sitting on the step”. Five white tulips waiting … Continue reading

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