Dishes

A friend of mine posted about anxiety this week on social media. She was reflecting when she was doing dishes. Her words gave me pause. As someone who has experienced overwhelming anxiety in my life I thought, how do I cope with or handle my anxieties and are they actually anxieties or simple worries I […]

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We Marched

Yesterday we marched. I live in a great country, surrounded by great people both women and men. The leader of my country is a self proclaimed Feminist. I live in a house of equals, grew up in a house where the partnership was equal. I do not feel oppressed, or marginalized in my daily life […]

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Nightmare

I have this dream, a nightmare really and I have had it the better part of 20 years. It always starts the same and ends exactly the same way it’s what happens in the middle that dependent on what’s happening in my life that changes. It’s dark and violent. Bloody and Horrific. No matter how […]

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Cash

She laughs to fill the uncomfortable silence Desperate for this night to end She fidgets with her napkin glancing towards the door She hope’s he feels this too so she doesn’t have to lie Make an excuse, to part ways She wished she’d just said no to this set up She’s drawn back to the […]

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First Donation

Back in August I had started a go fund me to raise money for period products for those who can not afford them. While my first attempt was not as successful as I had hoped, today I made my first donation to the Calgary Food Bank. I will not stop here. I will make another […]

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Remarkable Grace

I have a friend who has this quiet courage. She’s not boastful or conceded, she doesn’t pretend to have answers to her questions or act like she has it together. She’s real, raw, vulnerable and is learning to navigate through her life. She stumbles and loses her way, finds herself and pushes through. My friend […]

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Well timed text

Have you ever needed to hear something A pick me up from someone that wasn’t a regular motivator in your life. Like from those who see you in a way you don’t see yourself, but want too. Words of encouragement or a belief in your character that stretches beyond your idea of yourself. To know […]

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Because you need to hear it

Every moment spent in doubt Is time denouncing change Becoming greater, better, more deserving Its hard and worth the struggle Hindsight always knows Don’t hide away your uniquely individualized gifts Trust you are better than you know. Than you can even fathomed ever dreamed You may feel lost, helpless even Don’t It’s the dark lying […]

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Day of the….

GIRL It’s the Day of the Girl. What exactly is that? What does it even mean? In 2018 Plan International Canada has marked October 11 is asking its girls to defy normal. It’s the thought that normal is girls being denied equality. They are encouraging the celebration of girls that dare to be Defiant Girls […]

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Giving my head a shake

News flash….. It’s 2018….. I needed to pretext this post with the date because I can not believe what is coming after. I have a necklace, on the pendant it says Feminist. At work today someone (a woman I work with) asked me what it said. So I said “Feminist” she said “that’s what I […]

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