Living with an Angel

Living with an Angel

 I talk and write about connecting and while I mostly mean with other people, I have made some other powerful connections in my life. My favourite place on the ocean where the waves crash about, the peaceful channel at the lake where the smells of nature overcome me, and most recently the powerful connection I formed with our new dog, Spice.

A short 3 ½ months ago we rescued a border collie whose name ...

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Planning For the Future Can Be Healthy

Planning For the Future Can Be Healthy

My recovery after my heart attack was very slow. There was a period of time where I essentially lived day to day – hoping one day was better than the next.

The day I booked Pan-American Games tickets in Toronto for July 2015 changed everything. It was the first time I had looked to the future and believed I was going to be around to live it. Living day to day is hard. ...

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momondays – you meet the nicest people

In 2014, I suffered the biggest scare of my life – a massive heart attack. Thanks to my lifetime buddy who drove me towards the hospital where we met an ambulance and some wonderful medical care at Kenora and St. Boniface hospitals… I survived. There was some damage done to the heart but I am still able to function normally. At least my new normal! As my cardiologist told me: “You won’t be able to run any marathons.” Darn! Just ...

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Recovery

Recovery is Not a Science

It has been six months since that fateful day when my heart went into trauma. I can’t decide if it is the longest 6 months of my life or the shortest! Some days it seems like life is moving in slow motion. Yet more seems to happen in one day than it used to. Perhaps, I am just more introspective these days. I do know that I am not taking things for granted – Not even ...

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