Moving Forward

May 9, 2017
After my mother's death, I spent a LOT of time perusing books dealing with grief and the afterlife. Thankfully, my mom already had an influx of books from her psychology practice. In fact, she had her own library full of them that filled the entire wall. Soon after she had crossed over, I began choosing a variety of cool topics including Destiny of Souls and Journey of Souls by Michael Newton (which were a heavy but fascinating read - much like cramming for college exams). 



I'd also delved into the intriguing world of medium psychics such as John Edward, Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh (my fave). I grew to adore James and his loving, healing voice. He also has a big heart and infectious smile that is evident on his Facebook and website videos. Then I stumbled onto an adorable, younger medium named Matt Fraser who had been an EMT, a paramedic like my brother! I was drawn to his youthful and joyous energy that was full of light. I have a distinct feeling that he was meant to be an EMT to gain the necessary stepping stones to evolve as a healing medium. (http://www.meetmattfraser.com)



Then, one day, Matt announced that he was doing a book signing on Facebook. Intensely curious, I got one of his books. Needless to say, I was literally left speechless when he said my name LIVE while I was watching it, telling me to pay attention to the signs around me. Then I started laughing because it sounded a lot like something my mother would say to me! So, that was a very cool experience for me. If you're interested, here is the Facebook video, he says my name around the 26:40 mark: https://www.facebook.com/Meetmattfraser/videos/1425258214184320/

I gotta be honest, once in awhile, I tend to go into a deep funk which catches me off guard. This baffles me since I'm trying so hard to stay strong. By this point, it's an incredible struggle to hold on to the strength I have left. That's when I went back to the towering stack of books by my bed and picked up a new one, this time it was about the life Erik Medhus (http://channelingerik.com/my-life-after-death). 



What was unique about this particular story was that the words were from someone who had already crossed over. It was entirely from his perspective, showing us his life while he was alive, through his death and on the other side. Ironically, he is even younger than Matt Fraser, so his wisdom is not only remarkable, it's surprisingly funny because of his youthful viewpoint. Granted, there are numerous crude remarks and colourful language, but it's an accurate and honest reflection of who he is, especially now as a spirit guide. 

By the way, I find spirit guides to be a fascinating subject. I have included them in all of my books (Sway, Compass, Destiny, Hope). They are there to help us, guide us in the right direction as much as possible. Sometimes their messages are acutely obvious, other times it's very subtle or totally cryptic. There was one particular moment in Erik's story that made me smile broadly and chuckle. He was trying to encourage all of us to find something in our lives that fuel our passion. He uses this statement as a hilarious example: You could be a postal worker and then knit sweaters for hairless cats on the side, and the knitting is what feeds your soul.

That's brilliant.  Not only was it funny, it was coming from a younger state of mind that hadn't been molded or warped by decades of negativity or soul-sucking experiences. It was honest and pure, entirely his own insight. However, he did go through an incredible amount of pain and suffering for a short period in his life, but ultimately it was the right time for him to come through to us. It was a life lesson for him in order to become a spirit guide now. 

We all have life lessons, goals to accomplish and obstacles to overcome. Believe me, I feel like I'm jumping through a never-ending series of hoops. I do know that I meant to go through it from an educational point of view so that I can share my experiences with others so that it can give them hope and inspiration. 
 

More Bling please!

April 8, 2017

(Earmold tubes - Etsy, BriteTubes)

After seeing numerous posts on Instagram featuring brightly decorated earmolds and hearing aids, I decided to contact Phonak and ask them where I could possibly get the colourful tubes for my BTE's. They offer a lot of gorgeous shades for their Sky V hearing aids which is for the Teen market that also gives them the freedom to pick a variety of hook and tube colours as well. Even though I do not wear Phonak, I was over the moon about their willingness to allo...
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New Life

April 5, 2017


After the sudden death of my mother, the world I knew shifted overnight. While reeling from her loss and scrambling to deal with the mountain of paperwork and funeral arrangements, it hit me in terms of just how much of a loss it was. There was now a huge void in my life. Even though we lived independent lives and ran our own home based businesses, we found a way to balance everything by helping each other. She was able to do things that I couldn't and I was there to pitch in whenever she nee...
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Thanks Air Canada

March 8, 2017


As a seasoned solo traveller, particularly one with a profound hearing loss, I've learned a few tricks to help cope with the anxiety and stress that comes with it. I've had several near misses at airports where I didn't hear the announcements for gate changes and found myself sprinting to the other side via a confusing maze of busy hallways. I always get a cold sweat whenever I approach the lounge area, wondering if I'm in the right boarding area. 

Over the years, along with frequent trips in...
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What do you mean?

January 9, 2017


To borrow the phrase from Justin Bieber's popular song "What do you mean?", I wanted to know the true meaning of the word "stigma". I reached for the heavy Dictionary and Thesaurus, flipped through the thick pages and found the description: a mark of disgrace or infamy associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. To go even further, according to the medical description it states: a mental or physical mark that is characteristic of a defect or disease.

So what does that mean ...

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Bling up my hearing aids please!

December 2, 2016



Everyone knows that hearing aids tend to look rather dull, after all, they are medical devices. While some companies provide a variety of colours, particularly for the kids, the majority offer a limited range, namely hair and skin tones. That’s fine for people who want to be discreet about their hearing loss. But what about the rest of us who have been wearing them for more than 20 or 30 years? We get bored, really quickly. Like myself, I discovered that it’s much more pr...


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Holiday fun

November 14, 2016


Now that Christmas is just around the corner and people are starting to put up their holiday lights, there have been a series of delightful commercials that are simply adorable. Some of they feature incredibly realistic CGI of animals and the overall story is as sweet as candy canes - definitely worth watching and sharing! They will melt your heart...go on and take a peek.

This brand new video is being featured on the JohnLewis website featuring Buster the Boxer who loves to jump.

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Wisdom at forty-something

August 22, 2016


You would think that turning forty meant gaining more wisdom, and as someone who’s forty-something, I’m wondering where the heck it went. Sure, I have gained a lot more insight, compassion (sort-of), and I’m currently somewhat more business-savvy than I was in my twenties but it doesn’t necessarily make me a smarter person.

In some ways, I’m more of a klutz now, making critical mistakes that cause me to cringe in horror as I think about the future consequences of my actions. Ironica...
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Verbatim

August 15, 2016


My mother recently read an article and suggested that I take a look at it. She normally doesn't do this unless it was something that had a really strong opinion or featured a topic that would be interesting to me. Truthfully, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but I suspected that it had something to do with hearing loss. Growing up with a severe to profound hearing impairment has, in many ways, blunted my compassion and viewpoint about other people's experiences. Why? Because they usually...
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Self-care: learning to forgive

July 27, 2016


I recently discovered an intriguing book by Doreen Virtue on how to heal ourselves and break free of negativity. Even though Doreen is famous for her spiritual topics, this is more geared towards the physiological and psychological aspects of detoxing our minds and bodies. The goal is to find ways of healing ourselves from the inside out and make a positive change in our lives.

What caught my eye about this book was the title “Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle” - it made me wonder ho...
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