Breast Cancer Awareness
Self Care

Breast cancer Awareness Sculpture

This gorgeous sculpture was created in honour of breast cancer awareness month. Designed and shaped by hand, Confidence was created with steel wire and copper scars. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago, I’ve met many other women who’ve also been diagnosed. A subject that comes up frequently is body image. After they’ve […]

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Connection | Self Care

The Danger of Positive Thinking

Some of you’ve heard me talk about Positive Thinking before and how important it is to me, specifically to my journey through chemo. So you may wonder why I’d suggest ‘positive thinking’ is dangerous. I’d like to explain why I believe it’s dangerous as well as why things like positive affirmations and ‘support’ from friends […]

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Self Care

Hibernating in our Cocoon

It’s been so cold around here lately! Cold enough to turn boiling water into snow. Cold enough that our poor puppy, Moana, hasn’t wanted to go outside without her parka. Cold enough that all we’ve wanted to do was stay inside and never leave. We skipped violin lessons so we could stay home huddled under […]

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Adventure | Self Care

Stepping Out of Comfort Zones

It takes a lot of soul searching, and twice as much work, to elevate myself to become a person I admire. It’s incredibly difficult to admit that I didn’t like who I was. It’s so hard to peal back the layers, find the parts I don’t like, amplify what I do, and rewrite new layers. […]

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Connection | Self Care

How to Offer Forgiveness

Whether you believe in God, the bible, or not, forgiving others allows us to live a whole life. If we hold onto anger, pain, and bitterness it festers and consumes us. But forgiving isn’t easy. It takes much  more than saying the words, “I forgive” to truly let go of a grudge, especially when it’s deep, […]

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Goals | Self Care

Self Development

When Ella was a new baby, Ryan and I attended a parenting conference, I couldn’t tell you much about it now, except for one speaker. I barely recall her name, Ivy Shawl Song (or something like that), I don’t know anything about her, but she had a very powerful message. She said in order for a […]

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Connection | Parenting | Self Care

Pokemon GO

If you haven’t heard by now there is a new mobile app, Pokemon GO. It’s the most downloaded app world wide, it released in Canada yesterday and over 45 million people logged on! It is an Augmented Reality game using your smart device’s GPS and camera to put Pokemon into your world! You walk around […]

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Thursday, let’s roll the dice!

I enjoy table top games. I started with Games Workshop as most people do, but when Warhammer began to die out in my area I wanted to find a new game to play. This was about three years ago, at the time I followed a certain Mr. Malorian on youtube, turns out he also played in […]

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