The Journey

Life’s Moments & Milestones

Join me as I share stories, tips, and insights about creating authentic ceremonies and transformational moments to honour your journey through life.

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

“How will I teach him to tie his shoelaces?” During those initial chaotic moments in the delivery room, that was my first coherent thought. His due date was July 1—Canada Day—but, fittingly, he arrived instead on the Fourth of July. Independence Day. “He will be...

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RIP, Ordinary Funerals

RIP, Ordinary Funerals

As fewer and fewer North Americans seek what was once considered the norm, the ordinary funeral (often on the more "traditional" side) appears to be nearing the end of life. And there are many reasons and theories as to why this is occurring. We live in a more...

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Dear Dementia

Dear Dementia

I have heard that writing a letter to someone who has died is helpful to the grief process and, while my mother is still very much alive, with every passing day, I mourn her loss. Over and over again, I am reminded, “It’s not her, it’s the disease.” And so, Dementia,...

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2016: Wrapping It All Up

2016: Wrapping It All Up

The introductory year of my fifties has proven to be the best and worst all wrapped up in a package that I’m still not sure what to do with. A season of growth and loss, joy and sorrow, 2016 delivered a plethora of gifts to dissect, digest and ultimately accept....

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