What If I’m Everything They Say I Am?

What If I’m Everything They Say I Am?

And now it’s beginning to dawn on me- we do what we do until we don’t… Someone hurt my feelings, triggered me once again. And as I prayed and asked to see it differently, He said to me: “What if you are everything they say you are?” I...
Honouring Pain

Honouring Pain

When I first started giving psychic readings, many of my clients were Jewish women living in Long Island, NY. Some of my dearest friends in the world live there. The communities tend to be close-knit and incredibly supportive. At the time, many of these women wanted...
The Big Three

The Big Three

Just a little over three years ago, I wrote out a prayer- a request. I asked for a simple man. I wrote it as a poem and thought to myself, ‘Maybe in a year or two, I’ll be ready for him. I’ll be ready to move on and settle into a simpler life than...
It Does Take a Village

It Does Take a Village

There’s a woman I know of, through a friend, who is a fellow author and blogger. She (I believe) coined the term #indiemom to describe her single motherhood and I always kinda liked it. I’d see her post pictures with her adorable son with the...
Ever Gentle

Ever Gentle

The other day I was working at my laptop while my daughter (10) and my boyfriend’s daughter (8) were leafing through old photo albums beside me. They came upon a picture of me from University and my daughter instantly exclaimed “Mom, you were so...
Our Favourite Day

Our Favourite Day

I can hear my daughter in the corner, she’s on the phone with someone. Jack, maybe? No, Jack’s here. I can hear him in the other room. There’s food in front of me. The kitchen is clean. Who did that? My neighbour, I think. I saw her a few minutes ago...
As a Child Speaks

As a Child Speaks

Because he has this knack for speaking from his heart and because he means no harm, it’s hard not to fall in love with him. This child with hopes so simple and sweet. Ever since the moment I laid eyes on my son, I could feel a visceral connection. He knows when...
Even Though I Hate Being Chased

Even Though I Hate Being Chased

If I’m not careful, I’ll take myself and my problems much too seriously. If I’m not careful.  I’ll wrap myself up in guilt, fear & blame and walk around as a wound: open and raw and easily irritated. I’ll walk around with my head...
Women & December

Women & December

I told her I felt better. A week-long, nasty cold had finally abated. “Thank goodness,” she replied. “With all the work we (as women, as mothers) have in December, it’s a very good thing.” Yes, December means ‘more’: more...
Two Octobers

Two Octobers

And it was just like last year, but different. The wind howled outside our windows, rain fell hard and then stopped only to start again. The nighttime sky was black with orange leaves flying fast. It was mild for late October. Inside there was sass and silliness-...
And Love is Our Anchor

And Love is Our Anchor

  Gorgeous girls laughing, lighting up the muted afternoon. Dirt, water, buckets and warm air. And I am at peace. Our house is almost always filled with children: different ages, different needs, different temperaments. Rough and kind-hearted kids. Emotional and...