Advocacy – Living the Best Life I Can

The word “advocacy” has many definitions - according to the internet it’s defined as “public support of a cause, backing of, promotion of, championing of, argument for, push for” etc. This description doesn’t make advocacy sound very inspiring. It’s rather a dull definition of an advocacy life. It lacks the color of the genuine sincerity... Continue Reading →

The Show Must Go On…

"My passions are who I am. They are written into my DNA. They are my sustenance and my lifeline, and no amount of growling from RA is going to stop me from pursuing them. I will always find a way to shape my creative life around chronic illness, whether it’s on the stage or on... Continue Reading →

Stepping Stones

I have always moved. I danced, I hiked, I jogged, and I walked. I was enthralled with the muscular flexibility of my body. I reveled in my aptitude and strength. I found music in the way I moved. RA changed all of that, switching my rhythm to an unwanted cadence. The graceful unfettered flow of... Continue Reading →

Wanted: A Spring in my Step

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, and the only green thing I drank was tea and the only party that went on was RA. The dreary clouds outside my window did little to boost my spirits. Old Man Winter had laid down roots and extended an invitation to the north wind, transforming our lush... Continue Reading →

The Time “In-Between”

In the last week of 2016 I have enjoyed the peaceful lull of the time I like to call “in-between”. The hectic rush of the Christmas holiday is behind me, the New Year still ahead. Some of us are still off work, some of us have a few more days but on the whole the... Continue Reading →

Turning the Corner

2016 was a bittersweet year for most of us. We said goodbye to what seemed like an entire generation. It was the year the performers and entertainers we grew up with crossed the bar to another existence, leaving us stunned and faced with the reality of our own immortality. There was a tumultuous upheaval in... Continue Reading →

My RA Faces

I have been fortunate to play a variety of roles on stage over the years. I have seen many faces emerge under the lights of the dressing room mirror – the ingénue, the daughter, the mother, the wife, the lover. My theatre life is all about transformation. It never occurred to me that in all... Continue Reading →

The Best Advice is a Wildcard

I had the pleasure of taking part in an annual RA Blog week set up by one of our dynamic community bloggers, Rick Phillips. Although I only managed one post during the official week, I spent some time mulling over one of the wildcard topics – the best advice I have ever received  or the... Continue Reading →

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