Tag: Waterloo

21 Dec 2017

There are so many ways to complete that sentence. The holidays are… an excuse to see friends and family, Ÿan excuse to eat and drink a lot, Ÿfun, Ÿstressful, Ÿbusy, Ÿlonely, Ÿexhausting, Ÿa chance for a welcome break. However we choose to complete this sentence is a reflection of the stories we write and tell…

13 Dec 2016

There is no point is saying the holidays are difficult for those who are grieving. It’s a foregone conclusion. But, as it is one of my personal missions to share with others the lessons I’ve learned from being on the other side of the abyss I am compelled to blog about ways we can help…

24 Nov 2015

Learning to live again is thinking what you are doing now is the hardest thing you’ve had to do so far and realizing you have felt this way about so many of the other things you have had to do. And smiling at yourself as you realize whatever task it is you are currently undertaking…

23 Feb 2015

1. Will I ever recognize myself in the mirror again? 2. If I stop crying every day or almost everyday will the puffiness around my eyes subside? (yes) 3. Is there a skincare product that will hide the truckload of new lines that have cropped up around my eyes? (nope- it’s the “new” wiser you)…

18 Feb 2015

Dear Rogers Thank you so much for the very nice hockey themed gift bag with the “real” hockey lace” string handles. If you knew anything about me you would know what a MAJOR waste of money it was to give me this bag. I would also like to thank you for the contract I had…

08 Jun 2014

The first thing those of you who are feeding peanuts to the wildlife who think I have no right to ask you to stop will likely say is the you have a “right” to feed the animals on your property anything you want and I have no right to even ask that you stop doing…

04 Apr 2014

Every so often there is an article in some newspaper or magazine that “reveals” the challenges of being a father who is involved with raising his kids. Every time I come across one of these the little voice in my head asks “why are we still having this conversation? Isn’t it obvious yet?” I find…

15 Jan 2014

Public support agencies can be a great asset to any community. They can provide much needed support to those who cannot otherwise afford it and they can act as a bridge service in times of crisis. However, there are many limitations you will be want to aware of if you are relying solely on this…

12 Dec 2013

Thank you to those of you who have written and wished us well this holiday season and also for asking how we are doing. I thought I’d do an open letter to answer your questions. It’s a bit of a kick back to when I actually enjoyed writing in that it’s a list and I…

01 Oct 2013

Once upon a time I was ultimately impatient and quick to find fault. Today I like to think I’ve evolved. Today I was reminded that one of the few things I truly cannot tolerate is when someone’s reason for being intolerant of another is based on the other person’s background, culture, religion, race and personal…