• Love’s Invitation

    When I first “came out,” it was only to myself. There were no Pride parades and there were no parents marching in PFLAG rallies. Back then, it was definitely not okay to be anything other

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  • Being a Mirror

    The word “enabling” gets a bad rap. Long associated with a dysfunctional relationship dynamic, the popular meaning for this term is unhealthy behaviour that allows for the continuation of an addiction. Probably the most common

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  • The Power of Presence

    One year ago, I wrote about how I accidentally became a runner well into my forties, and my experience of running a race at the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax. In particular, I examined how

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  • Finding Your Tribe

    Last weekend I co-led a writing workshop, with Anne Simpson, called “Listening Within.” Five wonderful women writers spent three days with us at the Trappistine Monastery in Rogersville, New Brunswick (my favourite place to retreat).

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