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Happiness Is..

Bold Steps. I was completely honoured to be selected to read a WeCanRebuildHer.com post at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, last night. This reading followed an extremely low week for me and I had barely scraped myself together enough to attend … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Surviving and thriving. That’s us, to the right. Two years ago today. Moments after sharing the bad news with Luba. So early in a surreal journey. Behind that smile, a big part of me thought life was over. All of … Continue reading

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Irascible Me

My 30day yoga membership expired today. That might explain my wondering: Why do so many women react so weirdly to my not-working choice? Spare me the horror and the defensiveness. How the heck does one perform a breast self-examination without … Continue reading

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Preparing for Hallowe’en I’m not big on the actual event. Trick or treating. Candy. Dealing with the door. But I adore the month-long preparations. The colours. The crafts. The googly-eyed desserts. The rhyming, creativity-packed picture books. The manic costume creation. … Continue reading

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On Happy Endings

Towards the end of my treatment, last year, we rescued Sylvester. A sweet little abandoned duckling. He died the next day. And our hearts all broke. Last week, Lucy and Bayla were honoured with the opportunity to help nurture Bernadette. … Continue reading

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Thank you

Thank you so much for joining Mark, Lucy, Bayla and myself in our efforts to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You donated $1130! Thank you for the research you have made possible. Thank you for the spirits … Continue reading

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Bracing for Pinktober

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Happiness Is…

Jack Layton. Look what the postman just delivered. A cozy, upbeat reminder of our dearly missed Jack. Straight from his beloved T.O. Peace…. Love…. Jack Layton. Perfect. Thank you, Kingi. Thank you, Jack. Related Links: We’ll Rebuild Jack Too Let’s … Continue reading

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Feel Free

When I was diagnosed in October 2009, I was vaguely aware of one woman who had been through the experience before me. I felt isolated. Targeted. Stupid. Alone. Sadly, I don’t feel alone now. There are too many of us. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Eighteen intensity-packed days condensed down to 2 minutes of feel-goodness. Thank you, Mark!

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Happiness Is…

The many wise, warm, wonderful women who enrich my life.

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Happiness Is…

Weekly evenings with Jay. A lot’s gone on in the past twelve years. Hopes and upheaval. Disappointments. Triumphs. In work, relationships, parenting and health. And through it all, there’s been a weekly evening with Jay. Sanity. Sage advice. Laughter. Perspective. … Continue reading

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Mind Games

We fight about clean-up a lot at our place. About keeping the common areas tidy. Participating in household chores. During after-battle tears, yesterday, Lucy admitted “I know it’s for our own good, Mom. So we’ll know how to clean up.” … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Three glorious, sun-filled days. Eating, drinking and being merry. With fabulous, fabulous family.

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The Time of My Life

A year ago yesterday, was my first day back to work. But yesterday, wasn’t. Lucky, lucky me. Before cancer, I led a charmed life. And I knew it. I was happy. I was healthy. With two delicious daughters. And a … Continue reading

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