Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 6, Consciousness

I recently decided to start a podcast to explore the topic of Truth. In my mind as I currently have it, this will be a six-part series entirely focused on the workings of the inner voice. Below is the transcript for episode 5. You can listen to the episode on Spotify, or by clicking here.Continue reading “Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 6, Consciousness”

Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 5, Toxic Positivity

I recently decided to start a podcast to explore the topic of Truth. In my mind as I currently have it, this will be a six-part series entirely focused on the workings of the inner voice. Below is the transcript for episode 5. You can listen to the episode on Spotify, or by clicking here.Continue reading “Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 5, Toxic Positivity”

Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 3, Assumptions

I recently decided to start a podcast to explore the topic of Truth. In my mind as I currently have it, this will be a six-part series entirely focused on the workings of the inner voice. Below is the transcript for episode 2. You can listen to the episode on Spotify, or by clicking here.Continue reading “Podcast: Always Say the Unsaid Episode 3, Assumptions”

Always Say the Unsaid

When I was 25 I had one of those skeleton-in-the-family-closet events (that you only see happen in soap operas or read about in books) happen to me and my life. It was, to use the standard metaphor, earth-shattering. Afterward, I had a hard time dealing with untruths or inauthenticities. I literally spouted every detail ofContinue reading “Always Say the Unsaid”

Assumptions: Making an Ass Out of Me, Every Day of My Life

Back in November, my husband let me know that our daughter would be performing in a Christmas recital. “Cool,” I replied. I assumed that the recital would be online, as all recitals had been since the start of COVID. A week went by, and as we were discussing the recital, I learned that it wouldContinue reading “Assumptions: Making an Ass Out of Me, Every Day of My Life”

Living Like Betty White

My favourite book as a pre-teen girl was The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Although Anne of Green Gables touched my (and the world’s) heart, it’s The Blue Castle that touched my soul. Although I was always an avid reader, this was the first book to ever have this effect on me. The storyContinue reading “Living Like Betty White”

Personal Essay: The Girl Who Never Knew What She Wanted to Do With Her Life

They gathered all of us into the school auditorium, the entire senior class. We were there to listen to university reps do their best to sell their respective schools. We were told, by our own high school teachers, without too much mincing of words, that the smart kids would go to university. College was meantContinue reading “Personal Essay: The Girl Who Never Knew What She Wanted to Do With Her Life”

Self-Care Mama

When I was 22 I saw a therapist. It was a required component of my school curriculum. I went to the counseling centre on campus and spoke with one of the resident therapists. I didn’t expect it, but as soon as I sat down in that chair and opened my mouth, I began to cry.Continue reading “Self-Care Mama”

Re: The Way of Integrity

I’m a bit of a self-help book junkie. I love to read self-help books, whether memoir in nature or this-is-how-you-do-life directives. There was a time in my life when I needed the ideas and inspiration they provided, I was looking for someone to kick me in the rear. Now, I look at these books moreContinue reading “Re: The Way of Integrity”