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Archive: 04 2015
The Guest Room
Apr
28

Andrea Douglas: Laughter is the best medicine

I walked into the restaurant, found Kathleen and pulled off my hat. She looked at me, speechless. “Rapunzel,” she finally blurted out. Not a funny story in and of itself. Except my hair was barely a centimetre long at the time — hardly the long, flowing locks of legend. It was one of my first public forays “au naturel” — which for me meant no wig, no hat and no headscarf. Yes, this is a story about breast cancer. About illness. About losing your hair. But mostly, it’s about friendship and feeling lucky. It’s about an incredible group of women whose shared laughter has become, for me, one of the most beautiful sounds on earth. Read More

riding shotgun
Apr
08

A perfectly ordinary day

I often tease Kate that if she hasn't made someone cry her day is not complete. Read More

Bumpyboobs
Apr
07

Memories Packed in a Suitcase

I’m packing my suitcase for Hungary. We don’t have a ticket, and I’m still totally unsure when we are leaving – or how long we’re going for, but nevertheless, I’m packing my suitcase. Easter Monday in the Brunelle Samson household is really all about packing. Actually, we’re finishing with the packing of… Read More

riding shotgun
Apr
06

Untie the ribbons

“The single overriding objective in wellness is creating constant personal renewal where we recognize and act on the truth that each day is a miraculous gift, and our job is to untie the ribbons.” — Greg Anderson, The 22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness   Whether you're a believer in the notion of wellness… Read More

both sides
Apr
04

A Milestone not a Finish Line

Almost 5 years to diagnosis. Survivorship is something we approach every day as a moving entity. The odds improve as I continue to do well and time heals my emotional wounds - I can sign a lease more comfortably and commit to the next opportunity without a feeling of doubt or backup plan. But the shadow is there and this is not the finish line. So it is time to celebrate as we do with milestones. Happy 5 year anniversary and many more..... Read More

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