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“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”
~ Jandy Nelson // I’ll Give You The Sun

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A few months ago, I was sitting in a room amid downtown Tacoma, Washington.  A group of absolutely amazing women sat in rows on wooden fold out chairs.  With all of their eyes looking intently upon me…I uttered four words that surprised even myself… “Art saved my life” I can remember being taken aback as […]


July 4, 2017

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She used to sneak up next to my table without me even noticing at first. I’d be sitting at one of the bistro tables in Starbucks – earphones in – endlessly plucking away at my book and then I’d see the most adorable smiling face…checking in to see how it was all going!  I met […]


April 19, 2017

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I love new beginnings with such immense passion. I love New Years Day and the first page of a new book.  I love birthdays and that first week of a new seasons.  I love early mornings and brand new clothes before they’ve been washed. There’s just something about that new “first” feeling!  And the same […]


March 13, 2017

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We met just after 9am on a cold morning, two days after Christmas.  We drank coffee while facing a window that overlooked the quiet street.  We chatted about our holidays and the driving conditions and then finally, the question came up… “So, how long has it actually been?” Nearly twenty-years.  That’s what we calculated. It […]


January 10, 2017

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When I first moved to Ottawa, there were only two people that I ended up knowing for any length of time; my father…and my new hair stylist! I stumbled upon this girl one beautiful fall evening when I was in desperate need of a trim and from there, I was hooked! I ended up following […]


November 24, 2016

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Nearly a decade ago, I met my friend, Julie! We met each other through work and quickly became fast friends.  Friends that drank lots of coffee together and friends that got up super early in the morning to see Blue Rodeo together and friends that would – over time – experience many of life’s changes […]


October 24, 2016