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August

August

Why, oh why, do I not look at a calendar when I make Rowan’s appointments at the Children’s Hospital. I mean, of course I “look” at the calendar but I wish I was a little more mindful of it in August… the month in which delivered one of my most beautiful gifts into my life … Continue reading

Make a Choice

Fear slithers in through the right side of my skull…. It whispers.. Not good enough Not good enough Not good enough Courage comes from the left… White hot, Valiant, Glowing… Mercifully forgiving… Just right Just right Just right They meet in the middle, they must, Without one the other does not exist. Despite my best … Continue reading

Making Room

Making Room

Here it is… my pause and reflect Christmas post… I wonder if Christmas time will always be clouded by how Cystic Fibrosis has affected our lives… I hope not but for now I am purging some pain yet again. Much of the pain I am feeling lately is the memory of our first Christmas – … Continue reading

Change Your Story

There was a long period of time after Rowan was diagnosed that I wore the “Mom of a kid with a progressive, degenerative, terminal disease” – like a cape – like a big blanket of martyrdom wrapped around me for the whole world to see…. I didn’t want to be a martyr though – that … Continue reading

You’re Already There

I have spent the better part of a year striving to live more authentically, to finally just throw-down and say “this is who I am, like it or don’t, this is who I am”. I have been seeking ways to do this without giving too much away, protecting my heart. That’s the danger when you … Continue reading

Keep On Fighting

Just returned from the Annual General Meeting of Cystic Fibrosis Canada and once again I am humbled beyond belief. The energy of a group of people all there for the same reason is tangible… Everywhere I turned I met so many examples of leadership – I was inspired by the commitment and dedication to this … Continue reading

It IS on My Mat

It IS on My Mat

Just got back from a very refreshing inspiring trip to Mexico which left me with some time to myself to re-assess and re-promise some things to myself. One, very important thing was to commit to a daily yoga practice and thus far I have succeeded. Between at home and some studio classes I have been … Continue reading

Painful Conclusions

Painful Conclusions

Still in recovery mode after The Princess Ball. Trying to take it all in. Trying to decide how to improve what needed improving. How to resolve what went wrong. All in all it was a great success… my kids are still talking about it – so I can only assume that everyone else’s kids are … Continue reading

Ego On My Mat

Ego On My Mat

I know I have been quiet over here lately…I have admittedly been VERY busy over here not much to say about this part of my journey I guess… until today. I am on the homestretch of our second annual Princess Ball for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and things are going great – better than great – … Continue reading