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July 19, 2018

Writing to and about David in a repetitive way was cathartic. I never thought about why I did such a thing. Journaling had always come natural to me; I’d been doing it since I was 7 or 8 years old.

I’ve journaled, written and re-written the same story countless times in...

May 25, 2018

Can you imagine a time when you were given something and you almost couldn’t believe that this new, to you, thing was yours?

The mixture of surprise and delight.

You might even stow that thing away for safekeeping so nobody would know where it was stashed. Just for your...

November 16, 2017

I wish time healed. It doesn’t. It simply highlights all that has been missed. A constant reminder of the moments unlived. Time passes unchecked. It makes no effort to mend what has been torn apart.

I wish what didn’t kill you actually made you stronger. It doesn’t. It...

May 23, 2017

My journey with counselling began 14 years ago, in 2003, when I had come to the idea that counselling was what I wanted my life's work to be about. I was 22 years old, a mother of 2 and had been married for 2 years. At that time, I was living in Osoyoos, BC for the sum...

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