Liebster Award Nomination

Thank You Sid! I am thrilled Siddhartha Krishnan, author of What’s On Sid’s Mind, nominated me for The Liebster Award. The award is a pay-it-forward acknowledgement, from one blogger to another, that they appreciate your blog and promote others to check it out! What I like about Sid’s blog is his gentle, authentic, heart-felt voice….

Ten of My Favorite Feelings – Joyful Stephanie

Thank You Omobola I was nominated by Omobola, author of the blog Live life Live Fully, to write ten of my favorite feelings. Over the years, I’ve blogged extensively about my emotional journey through alcohol addiction and anxiety; first as a medium for exploring and gaining clarity of my own story, second in hopes that…

Anxiety & Cannabidiol (CBD) & Exercise

Living with Anxiety Over the years. I’ve blogged about my history of PTSD, levels of anxiety and how this interferes with all aspects of my life. I’ve had years of therapy, had the usual rounds of the long term prescribed meds for anxiety, came off them because they didn’t seem to be working, white knuckled…

Happy Mother’s Day

To Our Makers! It is difficult to find the words to say how much we love you, because those words don’t reflect all you’ve done for us. Mama Shirley (VM), we hope you enjoy your very special day! We’re thinking of you and sending you lots of love!! Mama Jane, we know you’re looking down…

May The 4th Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day! I hope you: Married your Han Solo! Have a Wookie for a Sidekick! While riding a horse, you were pretending it was a Tauntaun! Followed at least two of Yoda’s quotes! Envisioned what it would be like to drive an AT-AT or Imperial Snow Walker – especially during morning traffic! Tapped…

My Husband Recorded Me Snoring!

I snore. I know this for two reasons: I wake up with a dry, scratchy throat My husband records me This isn’t the first time my husband has recored me snoring!! But, hey…I’m not snoring! I’m purring!! 🐱🐱🐱

Hope ~ Poem by Margie – When The Heart Speaks

Fellow blogger Margie wrote this poem for me, right there in the moment, after reading my blog about everyone having a story, a personal struggle during these COVID-19 days. I wanted to share her poem, not only for its talented imagery of hope, but also for the reason that everyone, especially now, needs some hope!…

COVID-19: Everyone Has A Story

Collective Grief Since the beginning of this pandemic, I struggled with its reality while adhering to hand washing and social distancing. I followed government directed health protocols while traveling for March Break from Nova Scotia to British Columbia to be with my husband who is preparing to sell our house there this spring. I work…