at the end of july, it’ll be 26 years that i arrived here in canada. it was just supposed to be a visit, but literally within hours, i was smitten. the beautiful town of oakville was what did me in, or rather its hills, little rivers, abandoned orchards and most of all its ravines –… Continue reading canada day: 26 reasons why i’ll never leave
getting my tattoo was the culmination of a three year dance with breast cancer. the tattoo changed my mastectomy scar into my shield – pam huntley a friend of mine is considering getting a tattoo after her mastectomy. ah, i thought, that’ll be a fun entry! let’s have a few pretty, colourful pictures of tattoos!… Continue reading frozen pea friday: touched by a tattoo
this beautiful meditative quilt, entitled “river of life”, is copyright of susan shie, who has also been involved in the quilt made for vancouver’s missing women
watch this short video about a high school student who had a run-in with mental illness, and then turned around and helped others.
when i was a child in germany, everyone was singing, all the time. you sang while doing the dishes, at church, with others just for fun, everywhere. waiting at the bus stop, i’d while away the time singing. paraguay wasn’t much different. my singing repertoire was enhanced by beautiful songs in the native language, accompanied… Continue reading the voice that dares not sing its name
it’s been a year since i last hosted a carnival of healing, so it’s great to come back to this. as usual, there were many submissions. so this is a rather long post. i’ve categorized them to make it a bit easier to read. personal development and spirituality spiritual healing: 50+ podcasts to find wellness… Continue reading carnival of healing #143
the following is an experiment in writing … remember i said i wanted to do more creative writing? madrid … when i think of madrid, a place i have never been, i think of – seriousness. the seriousness of beautiful women hidden behind black lace hidden behind fans in soft hands that have never worked… Continue reading writing about madrid
it’s friday and we have a frozen pea friday post to celebrate cancer survivors. today, a guest post by hayley: hi! i’m hayley and i’m an alcoholic. oh wait, wrong posting day. this is the cancer posting day. let’s try that again! hi! i’m hayley townley. i’m thrilled to have been asked to be a… Continue reading frozen pea friday: “cancer is my kryptonite”