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THE DIFFICULTY IN DEALING WITH YOUR BEING DIFFICULT. Making the merry-go-round stop.

2019-01-18T10:20:02+00:00

Have you ever felt like that person singing in the choir who doesn’t clue in that it’s not the choir singing off key, it’s them? Or being the one person who’s marching off time wondering why everybody else has got it wrong?I must say, there are days when I feel like that person. And, [...]

THE DIFFICULTY IN DEALING WITH YOUR BEING DIFFICULT. Making the merry-go-round stop.2019-01-18T10:20:02+00:00

A NEW YEAR’s START – The grief journey of depth over distance.

2019-01-11T09:39:26+00:00

A wise woman who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to [...]

A NEW YEAR’s START – The grief journey of depth over distance.2019-01-11T09:39:26+00:00

HOME and THE HEART. A prayer for Christmas.

2019-01-18T12:19:43+00:00

Jesus once said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Some scholars believe that when he said it, this was a new thought in the world. Regardless, today it’s such a powerful image that it is taken as a universal truth. And as I sit here in my office, [...]

HOME and THE HEART. A prayer for Christmas.2019-01-18T12:19:43+00:00

THE LUNACY OF “DIVIDED WE STAND” – A lesson to be remembered.

2019-01-18T12:19:53+00:00

(Trigger warning - this story includes facts about the Holocaust) My father once took us to a place where evil had transpired. The smell of it lingered but sensing the precise odor really depended on a spiritual mindset. To those in a self centered place, the odor may have come only in [...]

THE LUNACY OF “DIVIDED WE STAND” – A lesson to be remembered.2019-01-18T12:19:53+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

Two functional legs not needed- Social worker in training edition

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

FIRST RESPONSDERS & PTSD

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

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+00:00

How the Patchwork Quilt of my Social Working Life Came Together

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

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+00:00

CARLETON MEMORIAL – More than just a satisfactory user experience.

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

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+00:00