Hunter’s Storm

Warning!  Adult sexual content.  You know the drill … you must be of legal age to read this blog. “I’m sorry but we only have one room available” the hotel clerk tells us.  A hurricane raging up the East Coast has pushed everyone inland and north.  We ran out of time, gas, options, and patience….

Mind the Gap

In search of peace of mind … I’ve tried everything.  Meditation.  Mindfulness.  Mindless drugs and mind-numbing alcohol.  Yoga.  Sex.  Music. Mindfulness and meditation are two sides of the same coin … they share similarities, yet they have different approaches. Meditation predates prayer in religion, originating as sounds and chants or mantras. Mindfulness is the act…

The Power of Positivity

We’ve all heard the message.  Every doctor I’ve had during my Pink Dot Detour with Triple Negative Breast Cancer has told me. Your attitude is everything.  Your perception matters.  You are what you think.  Why does it matter?  It changes your outcome.  People CAN and DO die of broken hearts.  People can wish themselves ill. …

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction … While in Radiation

I saw the Firefighter this morning … watching all those muscles pop made my day!  Rugged.  Strong.  Big.  Sigh.  He is honestly the hottest guy ever.  Makes me weak at the knees. Am I not allowed a little bit of male adoration as I head to the Durham Region Cancer Centre for Radiation number 5…

You Are Getting Sleepy …

Hypnosis has always seemed like a parlour trick for comedians.  Years ago, I went to Yuk Yuk’s with friends and watched them make dicks (literally) of themselves on stage while under hypnosis.  My friend Terri and I both said “OK, there is no way I could be hypnotized!” Then I sent her this video.  We…

School Lunches

During my early formative years in elementary, we lived right next door to my school, which meant I went home for lunch. I grew up in a quiet, english speaking suburb on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec.  You could only stay at school for lunch if you lived farther away or had no one…

It Can Always Be Worse

My feet suddenly slid out from under me, and I crashed down to ground with a “thud”.  Stunned, I sat in the thick mud puddle, trying to figure out what the hell happened.  Did I break anything?  My legs were splayed out to the side and my left hand was buried in the sludge on…

Chemo Brain

At first, I thought it was just the acute stress of my Triple Negative Breast Cancer diagnosis.  February 7th … I was on a train heading home, leaning my head against the freezing rain splattered window and crying.  My GP had called the day before and said they had an appointment for me to see…

30 New Experiences

Did I post my 1 Second Everyday video here?  I know I put it up on Facebook … but #chemobrain has fogged out whether I put it up here.  1 Second Everyday is a phone app which let’s you mash a couple of seconds of video together.  The premise is that you take video every…

Yin & Yang in Autumn

Are you familiar with the concept of Yin and Yang?  Chinese philosphy describes it as the duality of life.  Opposite forces which are really just different sides of the same coin: Dark to Light Female to Male Contracting to Expanding Cold to Hot Water to Fire Earth to Heaven Good to Evil The two contradictory…

Dawn of a New Year – 5778

Shanah Tovah!   Yesterday – at sundown – was the start of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.  The sun dawned this morning in the new year of 5778 according to the Jewish Calendar. My middle name is Dawn. 5777 signified – to me – a blessed year.  Five symbolizes God’s grace.  The number five shows…

Relaxed to Rad

Ahhhh.  Can you feel it?  The heat of summer has slipped away, only to return for a last hurrah.  The welcome warmth after a cold spell.  Sun.  Heat.  Humidity.  Solar radiation.  People smile and say “Summer is finally here!”  I nod and sniffle with my hayfever and scratch my wig covered head.  Humidity makes me uncomfortable…