COVID-19 and Eczema

  So, you probably glanced at that headline and said.... “what?” There have been many excellent articles and posts about staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic - from cleaning your house regularly, to getting exercise and eating properly. And of course it’s also important to look after mental health. Hand washing is our most important... Continue Reading →

A Roller Coaster of Emotions

Living through a pandemic is all so new to all of us. Who would have guessed one month ago that today we would be in a situation where we have to stay home? Or when we do go out, we have to stay away from others, even our family? As I sort through all that’s... Continue Reading →

The lighter side of self-isolation

This self-isolation thing actually isn’t that bad. After returning home from Mexico, we were obligated to enter a 14-day isolation period. That meant staying home, not shopping, not driving around, not even going for a walk. Sounds dreary and sad, but in the grand scheme of things, it's really not the most difficult thing in... Continue Reading →

The Human Spirit

We are living in strange times, indeed. Who would have guessed that people would stockpile toilet paper in response to a respiratory illness? Not Kleenex, or cold medications, but toilet paper. And excessive amounts of it. Crowd behaviour such as that is fascinating for sociologists; it’s mind boggling for many of us. And yet somebody... Continue Reading →

The Rules Have Changed

The rules have changed. Or maybe it’s better to realize there no longer are rules. What we thought was the way of the world even two short weeks ago is no longer reality. Who would have guessed that we could be in lockdown, asked to stay apart, and directed not go to work? Who would... Continue Reading →


Traveling home in the midst of the pandemic was very eerie. For one, I felt more anxiety than was necessary, worrying whether we would make it home. Only a few days earlier, we wondered whether we should even head home. Getting on the plane to travel from Mexico to Canada was a relief. I was... Continue Reading →

Because I Can

“I move because I can.” I remind myself of this when I’m out for an enjoyable walk, or sweating through a not-so-enjoyable workout. It’s my mantra when I go for a run, or have to carry heavy groceries, or do yard work, or vacuum. It’s a good reminder to be grateful for a body that... Continue Reading →

Feeling Powerless

We had an interesting experience last week. A massive storm nearby, which fortunately didn’t impact our community directly, knocked out power to a large area. That impact did include our community and surrounding area. When it first went out in the evening, we expected it back on quickly, as usually happens. Not this time. It... Continue Reading →

Find Your Passion

Most people I know have to work to survive. The difference is whether you live to work, or work to live. Do you love what you do? Do you head to work (or your home office, farm, greenhouse, factory….wherever) full of joy most days? Or do you dread going to work? Do you feel stress... Continue Reading →

Spring “Cleaning”

Perhaps it's the buds on the trees now popping into leaves. Or the garden sprouting. It just seemed like time for a little spring "cleaning" of my website. You won't notice a lot of changes, but I have done a little refresh prior to the summer solstice. I debated a new look completely, by changing... Continue Reading →

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