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Inspired

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Last weekend, Lisa and I had the opportunity to speak at, and participate in, the Maddy K Inspires Retreat in St. Sauveur, Québec. As big believers in communication and authenticity, we were excited to let it all out; to share…

Imagine

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Imagine… you get a call one day offering you the chance to win a $100,000. It’s a new reality show that takes ordinary people and asks them to do extraordinary things. All that you have to do is walk across…

Toxic Friendships

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Friendships……they are an integral part of our social and emotional existence. They can be supportive, nurturing, balanced and fulfilling. They can be effortless. They can get us through our darkest moments and even bring out our best attributes. But sometimes…

How I’ve Survived Bipolar II Disorder

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I have been grappling with suicidal ideation since I was around 7 years old. Many little girls pretend to get married and plan their wedding. I was always planning my funeral.  I was ultimately labeled “a difficult child.” I was  very…

My Royal 40-something Hotness

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The other night, for the first time in almost a decade and half, we watched our wedding video. Aside from the novelty of seeing what a videotape was, my kids were fascinated by seeing their mom as a real-life Cinderella….

Turning my mastectomy into art

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I have always loved tattoos. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I walked into a tattoo shop filled with courage and a bit of cockiness. After studying the wall of images, I confidently pointed to a small cartoon devil named “Hot…

A Sweaty Mess

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I’m a self admitted geek. My husband and I watch anything geeky (can I say intellectual instead?) whether online or on tv.  All this to say is that we saw something really funny years ago on the net that is known by…

My Musical Landscape

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“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue/ An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view/ A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold/ A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold…” The narrative of…

Letters from Camp

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“Dear Mommy and Daddy, Now I only cry at night. I miss you so much that it hurts inside of me.” That was one of the letters that I sent to my parents during my first summer at sleep-away camp….

A Tale of Two Brothers

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My brother came out to me at the height of both of our darknesses. Post-graduation from University, he knew little of his way forward. Still living at home, aimless on the job front, forced to countenance the evil of conversion…

iFoodie

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iFoodie is a multipurpose post. One: It combines several features I enjoy: nostalgia, multi-sensory narrative and of course, food. Two: It serves as a written confession of sorts. Here goes: Everyone has comfort foods. Food memories and mood associations are…

Do you know Liz?

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Do You Know Liz? I really don’t know Liz that well. Although, I feel like I’ve known her since she was 7 years old. How is this so? Liz’s father was my doctor. From the age of 17 until his…