Reading Time: 3 minutes When I started my nursing career back in 2001, I was a mature student but I didn’t feel that way faced with individuals, families and communities during their most emotive times due to death and thereafter grief. Just two decades ago there “were” three types of grief: normal, absent, or delayed. So you were either […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes At the time of this post, I am on day fourteen into my fortnight of self-isolation after returning from the States to Toronto. My father passed away on March 11th. For those that have sent messages, I thank you for that. I’m still processing it. I haven’t really dug too deep into it. I get […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Sure, COVID-19 is disrupting life as we know it, but I am not convinced that this is such a bad thing. Here’s what I’m getting out of this mess: Time I am always on the go, complaining about not having enough time. With recent cancellations of plans, events, classes…I have more time. I have managed […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes At some point in our lives we will all feel enduring pain, whether it be from the smallest paper or the loss of of one’s greatest love. We all experience this signal from our bodies that something’s not right. When you stub your foot, your foot is not at ease. When you lose a loved […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The summer of 2017 was idyllic. We had everything they could have dreamed of: a happy marriage, a beautiful home in Colorado, two adorable sons ages 3.5 and almost 2, and a daughter on the way. We spent most of the summer poolside in Boulder and visited beaches in California and Hawaii. Our boys loved […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) on April 26, 2007. I received one year of chemo and one month of radiation. Undergoing both treatments simultaneously was not easy. With chemo, I lost my hair. My appetite evaporated. It made me felt nauseous and would indeed cause me to throw up. When I was getting treated […]

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From Mum to Meditator

November 26, 2019

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s January and little do I know but I am about to embark on the most anxious journey of my life so far. I am 27 years old and just found out I am pregnant for the second time. I should be ecstatic and I am. However, reality sets in and I can feel the […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes Many infertile couples have had to set aside their dream of having children. What is the best response when one of them shares such news with you? A while back I wrote an article, “Sometimes It’s Best to Say Nothing,” that explains what not to say to couples who are dealing with infertility and in […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes My mom died. There is no other way to say it. Using euphemisms does not soften the blow. I sit here writing this fully able to accept the reality of her death. I knew it was coming. I have been doing anticipatory grieving for the last year and a half. In this time, I watched […]

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