Lost legacy stories

Legacy Stories in chaos

We lost a lot of the legacy stories when we lost my mom seven years ago, it was sudden. She was sick for 8 weeks with what was later determined to be pancreatic cancer.  Mom was the glue of the family. She also knew the family stories better … [Continue reading]

Making Way for a fantastic 2019

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Every year I try to get myself better organized, better at following through with my plans, better at making things happen. Every year I’m partially successful. I'm making way. That's progress. The price of making way [progress] This past year … [Continue reading]

Mind over matter. The brain beneath my chronic pain.

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When I was 11 I had a gymnastics coach who wondered if I might have juvenile arthritis. I was in pain often and I was training for gymnastics a few times a week. I have no idea if the pain that I had then is linked with the chronic pain that I … [Continue reading]

Managing health with a doctor shortage

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Are you affected by our doctor shortage? According to a November 2017 article on CBC the doctor shortage amounts to 37,000 Nova Scotians without family doctors. Our family is about to join the ranks with four of us losing our doctor. We were very … [Continue reading]

Family traditions

What family traditions do you have and share? There was a time when one of our family traditions was that I wrote a lengthy newsy letter to include in Christmas cards that I mailed. I’m not sure when or why I stopped the practise. It wasn’t just … [Continue reading]

GIFT GUIDE for Chronic Pain Sufferers

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A Gift Guide for Chronic Pain Sufferers *This post contains affiliate links.   Wellness GIFT GUIDE for Chronic Pain sufferers   I have researched nearly every tool that I use to help ease my chronic pain. Some help more than … [Continue reading]

Social Worker burnout… not just talk

When I read the former Minister of Community Services’ response to Child Protection Social Workers’ circumstances and the concerns that the Union has identified I had to speak up. “We want to make sure our social workers are well supported and we … [Continue reading]

Coffee Gift Guide – a gift guide for COFFEE SNOBS

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(Coffee Gift Guide) *This post contains affiliate links. GIFT GUIDE for Coffee Snobs I’m a self-confessed coffee snob. When I chose to move from the city to a small rural town that had no coffee shops that didn’t offer anything but large chain … [Continue reading]

The Finishing School

The Finishing School by Joanna Goodman *The following post contains affiliate links. TrishBlogs receives a small percentage of compensation for purchases made via these links.   The Finishing School – murder mystery? Coming of age … [Continue reading]

Eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com

Eyeglasses from GlassesShop.com *Sponsored post I’m sure you’ve heard of the websites where you can purchase eyeglasses online for a fraction of the cost of your local ophthalmologist and eye wear shop. I know I had, but was always skeptical as … [Continue reading]