Happy 150th Canada, and yet…

I love Canada, and yet... we have so far to go.

Survey Says

Hi everyone! I'm updating my blog and I'd love some feedback on what you'd like to read.  Please let me know! I look forward to seeing the results.

inclusive – a poem

Codes

Rules and codes were meant to be inclusive

Forget Politics – a poem

Who cares what colour you present?

6 lessons learned giving up my smart phone for Lent

My husband jokingly issued me a challenge a little over 6 weeks ago: Could I give up my smart phone for lent?

15 Things I learned in 2014

Motherhood is the most difficult thing I've ever done. There is no possible way to fully prepare for the worry, fear, joy, pain and love that consumes the heart. No matter what you think it will be like, you will be wrong, and it's not a bad thing.

learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow

Side Note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 13's challenge relates to Day 4's Post: On day 4, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, …

forgiveness in conversation

side note I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 7′s challenge is to: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You …

the horses

side note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 6's challenge is to: Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected. Today’s twist: Turn your …

your letter – a poem

Side Note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 5's challenge is to: You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write …

learning about loss: the bottom falls out

Side Note: I'm taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 4's challenge is to: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. Since I've …

Imagining a Family Centered Cancer Care Environment

Last year, I found a competition that I really wanted to do, but ran out of time. This year, I'm excited to see they're hosting another competition for a Family-Centered Cancer Care Environment. I hope to compete this year. You should to. Today's Writing101 prompt asks you to travel to a room, so I figured …

Gender Bias in Healthcare Design?

I don't run into it much, but there are still gender-bias and stereotypes in architecture. Sometimes it's from an employer (mine is not like that at all), sometimes it's from the guys on a construction site and sometimes, it's from the client. I didn't expect to find gender-bias in the design of a high-tech fertility clinic …

Refocusing my Social Media Presence | Wordsmith Studio

Hi Everyone! I'm over at Wordsmith Studio today, Refocusing my Social Media Presence. I hope you will check it out with me!

Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?

The Transformable Mobile Containment System (TMCS), showcased on the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet television show, inspired me from the moment I saw the clip. (Watch it here.) A self-contained shipping container, Excalibur Canada created a self-loading, self-leveling system complete with generator for electrical, and pumps. In the video, they set up a modular healthcare unit in an hour …