Janet Ouchterlony shared this on her Facebook feed recently and gave permission for us to repost here. Over the years I have attempted to convey what it is like living with and healing from a long-term concussion. While I would never wish the experience upon anyone, I am finding that the concussion journey was in … Continue reading How recovering from concussion helped Janet Ouchterlony navigate a pandemic
Six. January 31st marked six years since I took an unfortunate hit at hockey. A seemingly harmless play added another concussion to the tally and unleashed what has been a mental, physical, and emotional rollercoaster, and a journey that I would wish upon no one. “You should be feeling better in a couple of weeks” … Continue reading Six years after sustaining a concussion, Janet Ouchterlony reflects on her healing journey
Two weeks ago, Janet Ouchterlony's baby, Ryan, turned fifteen. As I'm sending mine off to kindergarten, she's entering a different phase, and I appreciated the insightfulness and heart of this post so much, I asked if we could share it here. Thanks to Janet for her permission and Ryan for permission to share this photo. +++ … Continue reading Notice the firsts, notice the lasts
Always an inspiration, Janet Ouchterlony, (who has previously posted for us on her penchant for finding hearts everywhere, on her kids' love of bannock, on parenting, the food bank, local mountain bike champs and being able to do random acts of kindness of other people), shared her experience at last weekend's Iron Man, and we had to share. … Continue reading When you enter Iron Man on a whim…
Janet shared this post on Valentine's Day, but every day is worth finding love, so we're reproducing it here... a few weeks after the legitimate chocolate binge has faded. If you feel the need toe at chocolate while reading this post, we endorse that wellness strategy. Over to Janet. A little over 5 years ago I … Continue reading Find it everywhere
My sons and I had the opportunity to attend the BC Provincial Mountain Bike Championships last weekend in Cumberland, BC. Upon our departure from home Thursday evening, all we knew was that my eldest son was slated to compete on Saturday with the Pemberton Secondary School team and that all of us were excited at … Continue reading May we present the 2017 Cumberland Provincial Mountain Bike Champions?
A few years back Lisa asked me contribute to this blog. I had no clue as to what I would write about but I figured why the heck not? I thought it would be a good way to give back to the community, while at the same time wondering if anyone would actually read what … Continue reading Creating can be messy but it’s worth it.
One: In early March of this year I picked up the phone to call a friend and wish him a happy birthday. I could have texted his cell but I like calling better when I have the opportunity, so off I went and dialed his home phone. Little did I know that my friend … Continue reading A couple of stories about phones
As I cross the bridge from this year to next year, I can't help but wonder who I will become in 2016. For with each moment, day, week, month, or year that passes, my intention is to become a better version of myself. I wish to learn from my mistakes (preferably the first time and … Continue reading The Bridge
On July 26, I had the chance to spend the day at the Whistler Ironman Canada race. This was my third year taking part in the Whistler Ironman Canada day on some level and it didn't disappoint. Year one I had the privilege of supporting and cheering on (along side her hilarious and adorable mother … Continue reading The spirit and magic of Ironman