Four years ago today…

Four years ago today, on Friday the 16th of October 2015, I received a devastating phone call. “We have found a lump”, the Breast Screen nurse said. I was sitting at my desk at work when she called. It was a usual busy day with an office full of people. As I tried to register…

Sliding doors…

Do you ever reflect back on your life and consider the potentially huge magnitude of those sliding doors moments? I do. I sometimes think about the “what if’s” and the alternative pathways that could have been. Some bad and some good. My husband, Phil, and I were sitting at our favourite spot enjoying lunch together recently…

The true cost of Cancer…

Two years ago today, we received my diagnosis. It turned our world upside down. It was just the beginning of a huge journey. During those two years it has been just as much ugly as it has been beautiful. Behind our smiles and strength is our truth of the real cost of Cancer. Cancer has cost…

The evolution of a boy…

Yesterday, I watched my 16 year old son, my middle child, play in his men's volleyball team and I saw a boy on the verge of manhood. Once my shy, sensitive, quiet boy with many anxieties  and fears is now accepted as 'one of the boys'. The teammates congratulate each other with the sportsmanlike pat on the butt and…

Why girls need girls…

  As women, we love to connect with other women. It starts when we are young. The bond of the "girlcode" begins as soon as we start interacting with groups.   We started whispering in each other's ears, sharing toys (or not!), and our mums started scheduling 'play dates', as soon as they connected at…

Are you a failure, or a student?

Are you a failure? I am. Many times over. Many! I have failed at my job, in business, as a parent, as a partner, a friend, and as an every-day person. Even more the point, I have failed at being a healthy every-day person. But how lucky am I? I am incredibly fortunate. Am I…

The Education we didn’t want for our kids…

It feels only logical to tell my story in the order of events. Not to dwell on the trauma but to move through it. I am sensitive to the feelings of those around me who have experienced this journey with me and the fact that they are all processing their own emotions. Our children, particularly,…

The day I asked the loaded question..

We are all familiar with the expression “be careful what you ask for”, right? Well I should have considered that before I did something that I believe changed the course of my life. The power of making statements out loud should not be taken lightly! I believe in the power of the Universe.  I believe we…