Slay the dragon

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

Mental health has been a popular topic this week with the Bell Let’s Talk campaign. Talk is important. Listening is too. Let me tell you the story of my dragon. Anxiety has been an issue for me my entire life. I was an anxious child who morphed into an anxious teen, who became an over-achieving […]

Heart and sole

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

I liken friendship to my favourite pair of Australian Blundstone boots: durable, waterproof and as comfortable as the day is long. Okay, sure my boots are Australian and my friends are not, but that isn’t the point. Besides, I am sure I will meet a nice Australian one day and we’ll be fast friends. Whatever. […]

Casablanca

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

“Here’s looking at you, kid,” he said, emphasis on the kid. And I swooned. He didn’t mean me. It didn’t matter. It had been a week that started in chaos and ended in a landslide of exhaustion. In other words, it was typical. My Friday night reward was a movie fix. Only Humphrey Bogart would […]

Killer Queen

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

Two things you should know about me as we head into 2017: first, I have every intention of taking Robbie Robertson, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards and Wendel Clark to bed with me (if you don’t know who these men are, just put the newspaper down and walk away – seriously). Second, I plan to have […]

Write it down

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

“Underestimate me. That’ll be fun.” That’s the quote a friend sent to remind me of how far I have come since we met a few years ago. I liked it. This statement has the right amount of sarcasm and humour, balanced with blunt truth: simple and succinct. I’ve printed it for my office wall. It’s […]