Two years of Covid semi-isolation has been a mixed blessing. I have enjoyed feeling safe and secure but also felt myself become increasingly agoraphobic. The long Edmonton winters and icy sidewalks made it difficult to get out for walks, and my social life was reduced to visits with my immediate family and increasingly rare meetups […]
Alzheimer’s, Caregiving, and Hasty Judgements
There is a Facebook post doing the rounds of the social networks that has come my way a few times now. It tells the story of a young woman, Melinda, who comes across an older woman, Mary, who is lost. It turns out that Mary has Alzheimer’s and Melinda ends up spending the day with […]
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who do you think you are? Are you whatever is in your mind? Are you who you see in the mirror? Are you whatever other people think of your appearance? Jamie (MustBeTuesday) recently posted a video on body positivity that taught me a valuable lesson. He explained that we tend to think of the “self” […]
I Can Do This
You would think that in times of stress our superpowers would kick in and we would be able to temporarily function brilliantly, wouldn’t you? Instead, our minds are like children watching the tense part of a movie. They want to not hear or see anything for a while. A few years ago I was in […]