Foot Fracture after 5 weeks

On Easter Monday I was out for my usual early morning run when I tripped on a small rock and fractured my ankle. This is a week-by-week summary of a foot fracture. Week 1 I was in denial for most of the first week. While I knew the facts about bone healing, the...

Spring 2022 Update

On Easter long weekend I had written a draft entry updating readers that I had landed the job I’ve wanted since the beginning of the pandemic. On April 6th, I was hired as a Recreation Services Assistant (AKA Recreation Therapist) with the City of Toronto at...

2022 Haiku a Day Challenge

I’ve been writing a haiku a day for 3 years. I was drawn to the haiku method for the following reasons: It’s shortI like having specifications for number of syllables per lineIt’s shaped like a diamondI like the name Haiku, 5 letters like my nameIt...

2021: Year in Review

As I write this I feel like we’re back to where we were when I was writing 2020’s review. Despite the pandemic making things stressful 2021, for me, was life-changing. The last 6 months were so busy I barely had a mental break to adjust to this new life....

Fall 2021 Update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I took a social media break in September and I enjoyed it so much I haven’t returned! Life is so busy, I’m not sure where I found the time before. On June 1st I moved out on my own to an apartment...

My Mindful Eating Experience

At my last Long Term Care redeployment assignment, one of the tasks I did each shift was feed a man who was non-cognitive. He was a good eater. I would feed him everything on his plate in very small bites to avoid choking. It took 45 minutes for him to eat everything....

Surviving a Year in a Pandemic

You survived a year in a pandemic! We’re alive! This year was life-changing. I feel a lot better now than I did a year ago and I owe it all to luck, wise decisions and these three undertakings. Mindfulness At the start of the pandemic I educated myself about the...

2020: Year in Review

2020 nearly broke me. I’m grateful I’ve been able to bounce back from most of my disappointments of 2020. I have more to be thankful for than resentment this year. Here’s a recap of 2020 by the season. Winter The year started with a resolution to be...