Rice. White, sticky, and clinging to my belly. I eat it twice a day, and it’s available with breakfast if so desired. I can remember the day I arrived at the clinic. The fields were neon green, bright, fresh, and swayed slightly in the stale hot wind. It sat awaiting to be plucked, sorted and … More From Beauty to Ashes
The room is sticky with heat, silent sweat drips down my back making a puddle of the waistband of my scrubs. I let go of a breath I didn’t realize I was holding and shift awkwardly from leaning on one knee to the next. The sun streaks through the window, and stale air lightly blows … More I am NOT a Midwife
“Christopher Columbus had to get lost in order to find the United States…did he not?” Someone honked loudly from behind us, reminding me of how strange this profound moment was. A scooter zipped by, inches from our shuttle. Beside me sat Michael, a Catholic Priest. Around me…Manila in her full glory. The buildings looked tired … More How Could I?
Suc·cess səkˈses/ noun The accomplishment of an aim or purpose The lights dim, actors from the current scene rush off stage in a hurry. I’m panting, and it feels like I’m in Mr. Walsh’s Gr.3 class trying not to pee my pants while he reviews the provinces of Canada. I know the drill, it seems … More Cased Dismissed: I’m a failure
P S A L M 9 0: 1 7 L O R D OUR G O D, MAY YOUR BLESSINGS BE WITH US. GIVE US SUCCESS IN ALL WE DO! Let me tell you this verse has been ringing in my ear since the day I said…”huh I wonder if anyone would ever want … More Uncomfortable Keys
A major life event, little did I realize, occurred when I was 6 years old. I told my Mom that I wanted to work with Mummies and their babies. Not to mention my favourite thing to do was to swaddle my baby doll, Baby Lisa, and carry her around everywhere. Something my Mom spoke over … More Why Not Me…?
Yesterday I finished packing and hopped on two planes and made my way over to the Big Island. I left behind the beautiful mountains of British Columbia, and was welcomed by sticky hot humidity and palm trees. I’ve officially moved into my new place here on Kona, and this will now be my home sweet home for … More From Pine Trees to Palm Trees
I thought writing about some of the things that I have experienced this year and so on would be a fun thing to attempt, and a great way for those who are actually interested to hear some real, deep, honest thoughts. dou·la noun a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and … More Oh To Be A Doula!