The Hidden Special

I unloaded this mug from the dishwasher yet again, today: When we first got married, and combined two household into one, we had two sets of silverware, two sets of dishes, two sets of cake pans–and two sets of mugs. We packed up about half of our combined kitchen things in boxes, anticipating that our …

New Book: Thinking Therapy--No to Maybe now available on Kobo and Amazon

“Thinking Therapy—No to Maybe” Book Announcement

I’ve recently given birth–to a book, entitled “Thinking Therapy — No to Maybe”! Some of you have noticed I’ve been writing on the blog less, and posting less. There is good reason. I’ve been spending every spare moment for the last 3 months writing a book which is now available!! Much agony, tea and hours …

Neil Armstrong quote on article of New Zealand shootings: When you get a different vantage point, it changes your perspective.

Valuable Perspective

I was on a flight the other day and had a chance to take in the movie, “First Man”. In response to the question, “Why is space flight important”, Neil Armstrong replied: I had a few opportunities in the X-15 to observe the atmosphere. It was so thin, such a small part of the Earth, …

A collage of 3 pictures highlighting the jersey 11.

Dear Son: Number 11

Dear Son, I remember hearing the thrill in your voice when you called me weeks ago: “Mom, coach told me I’m wearing number 11 this year!!” Number 11–the heart of the team. A well loved player whose legacy was valued and cherished is remembered by number 11. Now it is your job to honour him …

In da Press: Rain Rage? ;)

Doug Speirs called me on Friday in light of the weekend’s bleak forecast, asking for anger management tips to help control “rain rage”…the anger that Winnipegger’s may have towards all the lousy weather we’ve been having. The tongue-in-cheek article was fun to talk about with him. Doug may write humour, but he has a warm …

Occupational Therapy Month

My undergrad degree is in Occupational Therapy–I’m a University of Manitoba grad. I still practice Occupational Therapy as a Marriage and Family Therapist…as an OT, I help remove the barriers that interfere with people functioning fully in their lives. In the past, before I went back to school, that has been: with people in hospitals …