Needed Someone

I always thought I needed someone to make me happy,I always thought I needed to find love and it would all fall into place,I always thought I needed to keep my emotions in check in order to hide that unhappiness,I always thought I needed to be everything my partner wanted,I always thought I needed to…

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Lose Yourself

Our desire to be loved is real, Deep,The need to please, over taking it allso real in fact we are constantly willing to give up pieces of ourselves in order to please the other recklessly so, sometimes to our own detrimentDon’t rock the boat Don’t say too muchDon’t be that personBut, do give all of yourself Commit wholeheartedly,Give yourself,Give…

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Book Review: The Poet X

I’ll jump right to it, this is a YA book, so before you roast me on that, I want to fully say some of the most impactful books I’ve read in the last 5 years, have been classed as YA (The Hate You Give / On The Come Up ). All I have to say…

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How Do We Practice Self-Care?

Self Care:Doing things that make you feel more like yourself. R1’s Self-Care List I’ll start of by saying that I am extremely lucky to have time carved out in order to do things which relax me or that help to simply keep me calm and relaxed. Once my daughter goes to bed around 8:30, I…

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Sweet Surprise

Sweet, sweet surprise,The depth of my feelings for you, Was something I never prepared for,I am a planner, I think ahead, I organize and I execute,Surprises aren’t my think, It requires me to let go andRelinquish control,You flew into my life, At a time when I was leaving it all up to fate,To see what…

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Merci, Rekeisha

Healing doesn’t mean the damage no longer existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. – Unknown Dear Rekeisha,This is a thank you letter to you,This is a love letter of sorts,In the moments when you feel downAnd feel you may be struggling,I would like to take the opportunity to thank you,Thank you…

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Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I actually came across this book on a photographer’s blog, in which I wasn’t looking for book recommendations, but I found it none the less. I am embarrassed to say that while the unrest in Syria has been going on for decades, it is one of the conflicts that I do not know very much…

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We Should Redefine Life’s Timelines

A few year’s back, we wrote a blog post about redefining what it means to be successful. This has been one of our most viewed posts, and although I can’t say why exactly other than the fact that I think it resonates with people. I thought we needed to revisit the subject, but in another…

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Healing is A Funny Thing

Healing is a funny thing, you spend the countless nights thinking about your decision to leave, It doesn’t come lightly. You finally set your mind to it, you speak it into existence, You breathe out the anxiety and just like that, you’re internal dialogue is now a reality, Things are packed away and you are…

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Book Review: We Have Always Been Here

This book came across my radar this summer, while I was compiling my diverse book list at the same time, I also realized I don’t look to many Canadian authors, particularly Canadian authors of colour. Adding to it- this book was chosen on CBC’s Canada Reads this summer and I was then able to hear…

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