Lessons Learned from the Last Year of Recovery: Part 2

Cheers to anniversaries we never knew we'd have!   I received this text this morning from a friend, reminding me how grateful I am for the redemption we never knew would need to come   Today is the one year anniversary of being admitted to hospital, but really it is the one year anniversary of… Continue reading Lessons Learned from the Last Year of Recovery: Part 2

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Lessons Learned from the Last Year of Recovery: Part 1

This Tuesday last year I thought I may take my last breath. But this Tuesday, today, I'm sitting by my window writing this, looking at the fading sun outside. To my own surprise, I just heard myself say, "Today is such a great day to be alive." Welcome to Tuesday. Welcome to my journey.  … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the Last Year of Recovery: Part 1

Then Came the Morning: Experiencing Real Peace in the Midst of Real Pain

Today I was out on the beach listening to the waves crash and watching the sleek silhouettes of the birds pass by the skyline in front of me.  "T"  was down at the water’s edge, writing something in the sand. As I drew closer I could read two words that her chilled toes had etched… Continue reading Then Came the Morning: Experiencing Real Peace in the Midst of Real Pain

finding h a p p i n e s s [it’s in the waiting]

How do you feel happy before you are fulfilled? How can you be content when you feel like you’re waiting for your life to look the way you think it should? _______________________ I glanced at her from across the room. She was still looking into the afternoon light streaming through the living room window. She… Continue reading finding h a p p i n e s s [it’s in the waiting]

[no] final destination: being present in every step of the journey

Christmas always seems to be a magical time of year. The strung lights, the happy yet off-key carolers, the smiling children, the glimmering snowflakes... it all adds to the magic of the season. So, I shouldn't have been surprised when a friend and I went to a Christmas event downtown and saw a sign for… Continue reading [no] final destination: being present in every step of the journey

s e a s o n s: coming through your darkest night unscathed

Heart pounding. Tears flowing. Breaths heavy. How do I go on? How do I keep breathing? How do I get through the pain? How to I face what’s in front of me?   Seasons has been the theme on my mind for a couple months now. You know the kind of theme that comes up… Continue reading s e a s o n s: coming through your darkest night unscathed