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THANK YOU – It’s been a test of faith to hear from you.

2018-07-17T12:39:54-04:00

So here I am, the second to last blog before I take a summer break and NOT SO IDLE THOUGHTS goes into reruns. This week, I’d like to pause to say thank you. Gratitude, I have discovered over the years, opens your eyes to beauty, even in the midst of trial - or [...]

THANK YOU – It’s been a test of faith to hear from you.2018-07-17T12:39:54-04:00

Two functional legs not needed- Social worker in training edition

2018-07-17T12:30:34-04:00

A couple of weeks ago I had a random lengthy phone conversation with my mother about random mother daughter things and It included me divulging the fact that if I wasn’t in a chair and didn’t have CP I would be in school working towards a bachelor of science in nursing. When my mom [...]

Two functional legs not needed- Social worker in training edition2018-07-17T12:30:34-04:00

Assuming makes an a** out of you and me – CP and spinal cord injury are not the same thing

2018-07-17T12:36:42-04:00

As many of you may or may not know, I now have severe chronic migraines due to the 6 concussions I’ve had that are also indirectly related to my CP--- thanks a lot CP. This last Saturday I ended up in the emergency room at the Civic Hospital because of a severe migraine [...]

Assuming makes an a** out of you and me – CP and spinal cord injury are not the same thing2018-07-17T12:36:42-04:00

FIRST RESPONSDERS & PTSD

2018-06-08T10:22:52-04:00

It’s about people, not statistics. TEN things a PARAMEDIC wants you to know.   I guess we’ll never really know why Adreanne Leblanc couldn’t ask for help, or so we are told she couldn’t. I have my suspicions though. More and more, we know less and less about how to really offer it. Adreanne is [...]

FIRST RESPONSDERS & PTSD2018-06-08T10:22:52-04:00

How the Patchwork Quilt of my Social Working Life Came Together

2018-05-18T12:12:56-04:00

I always knew from a very young age that I would enjoy working in a career that involved direct contact with people. Friends and family used to call me the social butterfly, I would talk to anybody, anywhere at any time, and that was the first piece of the quilt. The second piece was that [...]

How the Patchwork Quilt of my Social Working Life Came Together2018-05-18T12:12:56-04:00

CARLETON MEMORIAL – More than just a satisfactory user experience.

2018-05-17T12:14:08-04:00

I would like to introduce you to the nuts and bolts of Carleton Memorial. Interested in what makes this community tick? Read on. (scroll down if you want the list of everything that goes on here) Recently I published a blog titled “Before You Tar Us With the Same Brush”. It’s about the United Church’s [...]

CARLETON MEMORIAL – More than just a satisfactory user experience.2018-05-17T12:14:08-04:00

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS MATTERS AND BUNNY MATTERS

2018-05-10T12:18:59-04:00

It’s funny how life forces you into situations you never thought you’d survive let alone crave. These past few days have been really hard on me emotionally because of one particular incident. This past Friday, I was denied the opportunity to adopt a pet from the Humane Society of Ottawa based on my disability. They [...]

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS, RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS MATTERS AND BUNNY MATTERS2018-05-10T12:18:59-04:00

TRANSITIONS Living in the gap between belief and unbelief – in anything.

2018-05-09T12:17:43-04:00

Here is a riddle for you. A man stands 100 meters from a door way. Each move the man makes towards the doorway takes him half way to the door. How many moves does the man have to make in order to pass through it? Moving from A to B requires any variety of moves [...]

TRANSITIONS Living in the gap between belief and unbelief – in anything.2018-05-09T12:17:43-04:00

It Takes a Village

2018-05-02T12:11:50-04:00

I’m back after my short absence due to moving out of Carleton University residence and into my own apartment in Ottawa. There has been a lot that has been testing my faith lately. I may have lost a friend by being too honest with them. This loss has made it difficult for me to move [...]

It Takes a Village2018-05-02T12:11:50-04:00

Beyond Headlines: Prayers for the weeks to come when the silence eventually takes over.

2018-04-11T12:42:45-04:00

News stories have emerged this week that there has been an overwhelming outpouring of support for the people of Humboldt. Money, cards, posts on Facebook and even an open letter of sympathy to the truck driver. How wonderful to see that instead of pointing blame, serenity and humanity are present. There is little that I [...]

Beyond Headlines: Prayers for the weeks to come when the silence eventually takes over.2018-04-11T12:42:45-04:00