The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

This might not sound like a very big deal to you, but yesterday, I was able to give a near-perfect thumbs up. That got me pretty excited because for the past four months, I haven’t been able to straighten my thumbs, at all. In February, I developed a reaction to...
Grieving in the Time of Crisis: A Tribute to My Dad

Grieving in the Time of Crisis: A Tribute to My Dad

We laid Dad to rest last week on a cold, snowy day in central Alberta, a day that saw Canada gripped by news of COVID-19. He was a month shy of 89 and was beleaguered with several health problems but he did not die of the Coronavirus; the doctors suspect an aortic...
A New Year, A New Role

A New Year, A New Role

Yesterday, on various social media platforms, the founder of Eat Local Magazine, Heather Muse, announced that I would be joining her and her talented team. I’ll be taking on the role of editor, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! From Heather: ✨Growth✨ Over...
The Precious Gift of Soup

The Precious Gift of Soup

Recently, my friend, Loretta, put up a post on Facebook asking people what their favourite soup is to eat when they’re sick. Loretta is the author of Your Canadian Food Story, a book that contains recipes and over 110 stories from Canadians about their food...
Breast Cancer: Radiation with a Side of Gratitude

Breast Cancer: Radiation with a Side of Gratitude

On day three of radiation treatment, I feel comfortable enough to address the therapists by their first names. By now, they have seen my naked breasts more than anyone has in the past three years, so I guess it’s time to get over the shyness and any formalities....