The painting that was almost abandoned

It was one year and a bit more than a week ago to be exact. What a week it had been. I had three family members at the same hospital that same week. Mom in ICU, and my husband had three health crisis … [Read more...]

Dad’s Eulogy

  Hi everyone. I'm Suzanne, Archie's eldest daughter, and this is my husband Gary. Thank you all for being here today to help us say goodbye to Dad. He would have been deeply touched to see … [Read more...]

The week before Dad’s wake and funeral

There wasn't any time to pause after Dad passed away. We had just returned to our homes and we realized that many things needed to get ready for his wake and funeral that was to take place a week … [Read more...]

My Dad’s passing…

It's been 18 days today since Dad took his last breath and departed from his physical life on this planet. On the early morning of July 14th, 2017, the man who I knew as Dad left this world … [Read more...]

Autumn Splendour!!

A poem by Mary Oliver... Song of Autumn... In the deep fall don't you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the … [Read more...]

The Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower...   Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honour the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life's experiences, because they are what … [Read more...]

The Calming Gifts of Nature

I sit here this evening listening to Snatam Kaur and Peter Kater's album Heart of the Universe as I reflect back to a little over two weeks ago. It's been a whirlwind of emergencies happening in my … [Read more...]

Showing up takes courage

 Lately, I keep getting lots of little nudges to show up, to be more visible. To show up in my imperfections. To show up as I am regardless. This morning after connecting with someone new in my life … [Read more...]