They say that sometimes you can just be in the right place at the right time. That was most certainly the case for two strangers on an airplane a few years back when fate brought them together. Unbeknownst to either of these women at the time, their encounter would forever change both of their lives.
“We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” ~Tamim Ansary I walk along a country path feeling peaceful and free. I wander at my own pace, sometimes briskly and other times pausing to take in the view.
As 2023 comes to an end and a new year begins, it marks a period of transition, where days can feel suspended outside of the usual rhythm of routine. Defined as the space between “what was” and “what’s next,” the term “liminal” can be used to describe everything from time to places to simply a
Despite their best efforts, hospitals aren’t exactly the most cheery of places. I mean, who doesn’t love the stunning selection of “Get Well” mylar balloons at the Gift Shop (right beside the bed pans)! But once we realize, that the nurse is never coming back with the second Jell-O cup we asked for…it’s easy to
“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” ~Audre Lorde I’m a year out after completing chemo treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and on my healing journey. Cancer is a nasty little thing and can rear its ugly head at any time again.
As she crossed the finish line during the 200 metres at the Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile, in November, Toronto teenager Sheriauna Haase remembers how she felt. “In my head I was trying to play it cool but there’s no reason to. I just won a bronze medal and it was just insane.” Make
“The way of love is not a subtle argument. The door there is devastation. Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn it? They fall, and falling, they are given wings.” ~Rumi You can create your dream life from devastation. I speak from first-hand experience. On Thanksgiving Day, my husband knelt before
A woman who garnered international headlines for having two uteruses and becoming pregnant in both has given birth to twin baby girls. Kelsey Hatcher’s double pregnancy is considered a “one in a million” occurrence by doctors. The Dora, Ala. resident was diagnosed at age 17 with uterus didelphys — a rare congenital anomaly that causes
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it also tends to be the most expensive. All those packages coming down the driveway? They’re not from Santa’s workshop. You’ve got Amazon and your credit card to thank for those. Between decking the halls, making the yuletide bright, and Santa Claus comin’ to
“Sending love to everyone who’s doing their best to heal from things they don’t discuss.” ~Unknown When I was twelve years old, I planned on taking my own life. I had a plan, I had the means, and I thought about it every single day for months. No one was aware—not my family, not my
For nearly 60 years, Johnnie Hodges Sr. called house #369 on Humboldt Parkway in Buffalo, New York, home. It’s where he and his wife, Flora, raised their two children (Robin and Johnnie Jr.) and watched those children raise children of their own. And, after a lifetime of memories, it’s where he said his final goodbye
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when Global News readers share photos of their pets getting into the holiday spirit. We asked you to share photos of your fuzzy, furry and four-legged friends dressed up in their most festive holiday gear, and like the Big Guy on Christmas Eve, you delivered. We received
One of the greatest despairs a parent can face is losing their child. In fact, “No parent should have to bury their child,” as the phrase goes. It is the un-natural order of things. Yet in the face of a deadly natural disaster, order was swept to the wayside. In the middle of Indonesia, one
“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise Hay Since I was a little girl, I believed there was something fundamentally wrong with me. So I was always trying to find a way to fix myself and be worthy. To feel good enough.
As Canadians enjoy the festivities in the next few weeks, some of the country’s seniors may be going through the holidays alone. While loneliness needs to be combatted at every part of the year, experts say the holiday season can be particularly challenging. Toronto-area senior Hyman Blajchman, 86, is facing another holiday alone in his
“How you revise, rethink, and rewrite your personal narrative as things change, lurch, or go wrong in your life matters a great deal.” ~Bruce Feiler It’s happened to all of us. Just when life is going smoothly, a big, scary event comes along that threatens to ruin everything. A frightening diagnosis, a relationship breakup, the