Tag Archives: relationships

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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Love you Forever

Love you forever It is easy to judge a man’s character by the way he treats his mother.  My husband is no exception. My mother-in-law lives in our basement apartment these days so that she is not needing to be … Continue reading

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Never really silent

We walked in silence, but my mind was far from quiet. It is tough to calm the brain when there is so much to think about:  David left for camp, Anne’s aunt passed away, the back deck is being renovated, … Continue reading

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He held up a mirror on remission

I practically skipped into the doctor’s office yesterday.  Why wouldn’t I?  I felt great, I was getting help with my paper-work, and I am within spitting distance of my last chemo. Cindy, Dr. Kolesky’s administrative assistant, greeted me with a … Continue reading

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The Homecoming

I rolled open the sliding glass doors to the Barrie Learning Centre yesterday morning with a racing heart.  I was early – earlier than most of the staff and so the school was quiet.  Sitting at her desk, right behind … Continue reading

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The Night Shift

Every cloud does have a silver lining – sleepless nights can turn to gold When my daughter comes home late I’m awake for her hand to hold The front door closes gently behind her – the lock clicks into place … Continue reading

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Water! I want water!

I was not too happy with her at first.  After-all, when I was so terribly thirsty I really just wanted some water. Susan, my nurse at Toronto General, would have no part of it.  “I will give you some ice … Continue reading

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