My 52nd Birthday – Reflections of a COVID Year

I Turned 50 in Kerala, India I Turned 51 in British Columbia, Canada I Turned 52 in Nova Scotia, Canada Reflections – This Past Year This past year has been steeped in the COVID pandemic. This is a year of wearing a mask, hand washing, hand sanitizing, social distancing, seeing family via Skype, as well…

Have You Seen Bob?

Update – April 30th, 2021 Bob went missing this past January 9th, 2021. His body was found yesterday, April 29th, 2021. He drowned in Falls Lake. He has been dead for many months based on the condition of his body. We took his body to the vet where he was scanned and the microchip number…

Happily Ever After – After Every Challenge!

Happily Ever After I believe in happily ever after. That is, happily ever after – after every challenge we face! Life is a constant stream of challenges. Therefore, we will always have a happy ending – once we’ve truly stepped into and walked through every challenge we face. That is why the happy ending of…

Inner Strength and Self-Preservation

It’s an interesting thing. Inner strength. Same with self-preservation. There are no great words of wisdom here today. Just thoughts. Lots of them. Today, I continue discovering who I really am. S, 🎄 Photo Credit – Pinterest

14 Day COVID Quarantine in Nova Scotia, Canada

Airport Arrival Protocol I flew out of Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, with a short layover at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, to arrive at my final destination of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. All those arriving in Halifax had to fill out a COVID check-in document, and could…

Confidence and Faith Are A Muscle

I had a thought yesterday, how confidence and faith are like a muscle – the more I flex these muscles – the stronger they get. Therefore, I can increase my confidence and faith about what could go right, instead of what could go wrong. I let my faith be stronger than my fear… S, 🌻…

Storms and Sunshine

There are those events in life that bring pain and storms – storms of emotions that are challenging to navigate through, even with the help of a compass. As we move through the storm, we may not see the clearing ahead. We forget the calm after the storm because we’re doing everything we can in…

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…