I’ve always been acutely aware of people’s hesitation to ask for help especially among mothers. There’s this weird pride that seems to come forward when facing the beautiful truth that sometimes we just can’t do it all. But recently, I’ve really noticed the shame that seems to accompany needing help. When are women (and specifically… Continue reading The Beauty in Asking for Help
How do you begin to explain a weekend that changed your life? A weekend that stretched your soul and bared your heart and broke you open? How can a person articulate the healing that took place that defies logic and belief? Words seem futile for explaining but I’m going to try! Oprah says an ‘a-ha’… Continue reading Forgiveness, Compassion and Love…A Life Changing Weekend to Remember
Are any of these you? You crave something sweet or salty or downright shitty, eat it and immediately regret the decision? Or you eat “clean” all week only to cave on Saturday and eat EVERYTHING IN SIGHT? Or are you the one who gets intoxicated on the weekend and finish the night eating McDonald's? Do… Continue reading Feeding More than Our Bodies…
I’ve been absent from the blog world for the last few weeks as I broke my computer and had to take it in but mostly it's because I’ve had some anxiety creep in that I was trying to navigate. I’ve learned it’s never a good idea to put those thoughts onto public paper. So I… Continue reading Move Over Anxiety, You’re Not Welcome Here
*originally published here. When I wrote a blog post about a past miscarriage in the early days of my blogging career, I had no idea the response I would receive. CBC radio asked me to come on air and discuss my fertility and miscarriage and even added an article for their online content. CBC National… Continue reading The Birth of A Monumental Idea*
I have a really big bone to pick and it could be the #pregnancyhormones but it’s more likely the entitlement and perceptions of our society that has me a bit more than a little annoyed. I was feeling blah about this weekend’s blog and had no ideas for potential topics. Until yesterday. My family and… Continue reading Imagine…
When our daughter was conceived (and birthed) in 2013 after years of unexplained infertility, I had no trouble getting pregnant afterwards. It was staying pregnant that became the problem. But I had three pregnancies in 2017 (vs one in 2016, none in 2015 and one in 2014) so something must’ve been working while something else… Continue reading The Woo-woo Behind My Woo-hoo!
I've had a few experiences the last few months where I've witnessed a group of friends listen to one of the women speaking and then all of them saying nothing to underlying, desperate plea for advice, love and support coming from the speaker. We're a hyper sensitive society, there's zero doubt about that. We've ostracized… Continue reading Two Cents Tuesday: Say The Hard Stuff
As I sit here in bed, tears gently stream down my face dripping awe, disbelief, gratitude and joy upon the keyboard. Today marks the one year anniversary of What We Don’t Do. Reflecting back on this year has left me extremely emotional; I’m overflowing with gratitude, shaking my head in awe at the circumstances that… Continue reading A Full Circle Year: The One Year Anniversary of WWDD!
When I miscarried the second time, it felt like a two-fold tragedy: one, we lost a baby we desperately wanted and two; karma was having its way with me. You see, as a teenager, I had two abortions. I’ll pause here to say: Save your judgments. There is NOTHING you can say to me that… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk: The Depression I NEVER Talk About