Monthly Archives: October 2013

Eight Choices That Will Make You Happier

As I reflect on my past experiences, I understand and have internalized the importance of making positive choices. I know that I generalize, but I truly believe that the more choices we make, the more alive we feel, and the … Continue reading

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Choose to surround yourself with the “RIGHT” people

When I was faced with horrific tragedy as a young teen, and was drowning in a mixture of emotions, my “life jacket” was the belief and faith that somehow, I would survive. I hung on with all my strength to … Continue reading

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How I Ended Up Living Happily Ever After

Two wounded teens meet, fall in live, and live “happily ever after”… fairy-tale, coincidence, or serendipity? My husband Barry and I were each born into families enjoying “fairy-tale” lives. Our parents were young and in love, and their lives were … Continue reading

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Give Up – Give In – Give It All You’ve Got . . . You Choose

In my book Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices, I recount the terrible time when I was thrust into a “tornado” of major loss. One minute I thought that maybe, just maybe, I was going to be … Continue reading

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Learning To Live With Grief

I am frequently asked why I wrote Repairing Rainbows so many years after the plane crash. The truth is that I did not have the courage and strength to open the wounds that I had kept so carefully covered and … Continue reading

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Talking About My Mother and Sisters’ Deaths Helped Me More Than Silence

Growing up in the 60’s in the suburbs of Montreal, life felt safe and secure. And then on July 5, 1970, Air Canada flight 621 crashed, killing all 109 people on board. My mother and two younger sisters were on … Continue reading

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