Trevor and I have been married now for over twenty years – and they haven’t been easy years, either! For the longest time we really struggled when the stress levels shot up, because we were scared they would break us. So we would pull away – from each other, from the situation, from the hardContinue reading “Lean In”
Today is National Coming Out day. This is a picture of my husband and I at our local Pride Parade this summer wearing t-shirts that said “Free Mom Hugs” and “Free Dad Hugs”. But we are more than allies. We are a straight-passing, mixed orientation marriage. That means that, in my case, I am attractedContinue reading “National Coming Out Day”
This is our main street in Barrie right now. If you had driven down it a few months ago, you never would have noticed there was a problem. It wasn’t terribly bumpy. There weren’t any potholes or sinkholes or anything else to give it away. But the pipes deep underground were getting old. People withContinue reading “Doing the ‘Big Dig’ On Life”
Part of finding healthy ways to live for us has been learning strategies and techniques for dealing well with the stress. But no matter how good a toolkit you have, it’s only as good as your ability to access it when life gets stressful!