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“Read this to me and I will come back to you.” Ally x

These are the words Ally scripted in front of the book she left for Noah. Do you remember the Movie?  The Notebook.  I watched that Movie the other night through fresh eyes and it reconfirmed for me the importance of preserving the memories of our loved ones for our...

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I don’t want to be your Memory Stick!

Have you ever wondered where you’ll end up? My guess, with the technology that is rapidly superseding itself, most of us will end up buried on someone’s hard drive, stuck on a phone chip or downloaded on a memory stick. Like many of us, I remember growing up knowing...

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What’s stopping you telling your Story?

What’s stopping you? Perhaps it’s fear.  Fear of peeling back the layers from years of choices made.  Fear of being confronted with the person you once were.  Fear of knowing deep down that things would have been different if only….. Your story is who you are....

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Today I found myself in a Cemetery

Today I found myself in a Cemetery. It was quite unintentional. I was driving the road from Kin Kin to Pomona and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted this little picturesque cemetery. Having nowhere in particular to be for the next hour or so, I pulled over,...

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I’m Perfect! Aren’t You?

So you’re perfect.  What’s that…you’re not!  But aren’t you supposed to be? I think the expectation that we have to be perfect at everything we set our mind too, stops us from doing some pretty amazing stuff. Personally, I think to be perfect at all that we did,...

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Sliding Doors

DO YOU REMEMBER THE MOMENT IT ALL CHANGED? The stories that exemplify a life are many. But do you remember how any one of those stories began?  Just like the movie ‘Sliding Doors’ starring the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow, it can be a moment in time, a decision made, a...

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Bill and Elsie’s Story.

JUST SHARING A STORY…. The photo attached to this BLOG is one I have up on the ‘Button Jar Stories’ website. It’s one of my favourites and I thought I would share with you the story behind it. This is Bill and Elsie. Dad took the photo in the...

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I’m humbled.

I wish I could put into words how I am feeling at this very moment. I had an idea, and it has become a reality in someone else’s life. How that makes me feel is indescribable. I’m posting this because I have to tell someone. As you know I recently launched...

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My First BLOG. Hello there.

Well hi there. Wow. This is scary! My very first BLOG post – ever!  I have never BLOGGED. I have waffled on endlessly with some of my personal Facebook posts, and I do tend to do that in emails, but Blogging has always been something I sort of thought only...

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