Step by Step …

When I woke up this morning, I read these words on my social media memories: Today, for the first time in my Life, I walked a 10K. It took almost 3 hours but I got it done. Eventually, I suppose I’ll get faster but it doesn’t matter : I still did it – just because I wanted to do so. Fast forward a year later: I’ve walked two half marathons, many 10k and 5k distances, the distance of 2 full Caminos – and have collected quite a few meaningful medals ( to me ). Each piece of decorated, colorful, and rightfully-earned … Continue reading Step by Step …

Chère Laurentienne,

J’en reviens pas. Toute une institution, à terre – juste de même. Des centaines de jobs, disparues tout d’un coup, lors d’un ‘group call’ par Zoom. Les gens s’y attendaient pas vraiment, que le coup fasse si mal, même si la rumeur flottait depuis un bout de temps. On dit que le message, livré principalement en anglais, a été incroyable avec son manque d’humanité et d’explications. Juste de même, on a fait tomber une grosse brique sur le parcours de la survie de notre langue francophone. Je n’ai pas vraiment les mots pour véhiculer mes sentiments . Comme disait mon … Continue reading Chère Laurentienne,

Velveteen Moonlight

Have you read the story “The Velveteen Rabbit” ? It stands alongside of Le Petit Prince as one of my favourite books ever to find its way to my eyes, and to my heart. Should you not know the story, here it is in a few sentences: The Velveteen Rabbit Summary The story begins on Christmas Eve as a velveteen rabbit toy peeks out of a Christmas stocking. The recipient, a small boy, receives so many toys that year that he quickly forgets all about the velveteen rabbit. His other toys are new and mechanical and think themselves superior to … Continue reading Velveteen Moonlight

Sweet Potato and Fried Gizzards Soup

I’ve recently started following a more ‘Paleo’ lifestyle to tame my fibromyalgia symptoms. Today, I was in the mood for soup and so I came up with this incredibly flavourful and tasty recipe. Here’s how to make it ( sort of ). You’ll need: Sweet Potatoes chopped in pieces Zucchini Noodles Pre-cooked Chicken Gizzards Chicken Broth Bone broth powder Turmeric paste Garlic paste Mrs Dash ( or other type of seasoning mix ) Sea Salt Pepper Nutritional Yeast Duck Fat Plain Coconut Yogourt Handful of chopped pecans 1 – Chop pre-cooked chicken gizzards 2 – Add Duck Fat ( or … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Fried Gizzards Soup

The Lady by the River

I sit by my window and ponder Life. The Sun is beginning his daily dance, and I wonder what treasures wait to be discovered today. It’s funny, really. How we sometimes perceive what a ‘treasure’ is … I wanted to write more about this but I have so much more to discover about privilege, situation, circumstances and timing. I know that many answers are still asleep, within me – within my heart. If we collectively find positive strength, and adopt a move forward attitude, who knows what we can achieve and how many lives we can affect by this effect… … Continue reading The Lady by the River

Go Within …

Christmas 2020 has come and gone. Today starts the first day of a provincial-wide lockdown. Only essential services will remain, and we are asked to stay home. For many, it won’t be easy. Caught between understanding why we need to comply and refusing to believe that it’s necessary to curb a line, many’s states of mind will begin to falter. I don’t blame them: I too don’t like restrictions or being told what to do, but it’s a fact that remains. We’re in physical lockdown for 14 days. This morning, I woke up early, partly because my body is accustomed … Continue reading Go Within …