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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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It was report card day in our house yesterday! Report cards used to make me so anxious as a kid.  But not these guys!  The two of them came leaping off the school bus with their brown envelopes in hand.  The four of us curled up on our couch together with wild anticipation while the […]


June 28, 2017

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My kids and I have a favourite place we go to every summer; a beach along the Ottawa River.  For ten weeks out of the year, the back of our car is full of beach toys, piles of sand and the smell of damp bathing suits.  We usually head out in the mornings – sometime […]


May 26, 2017

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It’s never something you plan. You don’t mark it on a calendar and write it out as one of your goals. You don’t rally your friends to celebrate it and you don’t feel ready when and if it happens. No one ever plans to wage war on themselves.  No one ever plans to walk through […]


April 25, 2017

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I love those moments in which nothing seems like it’s going to work out.  And then, as the clouds part and the sun shines down, all of the pieces fall perfectly into place. It’s always such a beautiful reminder to me of how much we just need to let go sometimes.  Because, in the end, […]


October 15, 2016

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You know right from the beginning.  From the first moment that you see them across the room…from the first moment when you sit down…from the first moment you get lost in a conversation that has nothing to do with their wedding.  You just know. You know that these are your kind of people. And those […]


September 27, 2016