April is national poetry month... a month to read, write, and cherish poetry. My friend Cybele posted this poem on Facebook, it's from a fitting room door in a shop on Sanibel Island. (which by the way, when I googled, is now on my list of places to visit). It was written by Bernadette Noll. [...]
This morning I find myself reminiscing about my trip to Africa in 2008. What a glorious, beautiful time it was. The zebra stretches its patterned neck into the sky,while the giraffe meets its friends across the water. I think that it is an illusion, as I sip my coffee on the verandah, and watch its [...]
It's Sunday evening and I'm feeling so inspired as I reflect on the last few days. On Friday, International Women's Day, I participated in Walk In Her Shoes for the 8th year. It comes straight from the heart, and I know this because without fail, the evening before the walk (or the day after), I [...]
This is my review of the top 10 books I read in 2018. Hope you enjoy!
The wordpress theme that I use for my blog is called anemone. Although I've changed the theme many times, looking for the perfect layout, I always come back to this one. It's simple, beautiful, and displays well both on the computer screen and on mobile devices. Lately I've been seeing the word 'anemone' a lot, [...]
This crazy winter has inspired me to write a few haikus (hey, that rhymes!). In Ottawa, it's been the snowiest January on record - close to 100 cm! Today I wanted to work from a café (I got a new part-time job as a sales rep), but there is a freezing rain warning so I'm [...]
Anxiety and depression. The two words have become such a part of my identity that sometimes they lose meaning. Sometimes I forget to talk about them and acknowledge that others are suffering too (it can’t be as bad as mine I think). Sometimes I look at others and wonder if they have inner demons too, [...]
One of my favourite poets, Mary Oliver, passed away yesterday at age 83 from lymphoma. Her poems have a way of speaking to the deepest truths inside of you, in a way that makes you dream, burst with joy, and sometimes makes you reflect with sadness. She didn't have an easy life - she grew [...]