Ottawa Photo by Crystal Gard

25 Things You Should Try in Ottawa & Quebec

I recently had a partner  visit and we did some tourism  around Ottawa  along with a couple small things in Quebec. This got me thinking  that whether you be local or travelling there are some things that you just shouldn’t miss.  I’ve composed this list mostly of

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Don’t Judge A Book By The Cover

The despicable way people are treated who have an invisible illness has become a common occurrence lately and something that really gets on my nerves. It isn’t something that I really thought about until I was diagnosed with an invisible chronic illness called Fibromyalgia.  This atrocious behavior occurs on a daily basis to, not only Read More

Liebster Award 2017

Liebster Award 2017

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by fellow blogger Teresa Branam Wilgus of Midwest Girl’s Dreams   What is the Liebster Award? “The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in Read More

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Free Short Story Writing Contest!!

The Collective Voice Magazine’s ( State of Liberation) is starting a contest!  The submission deadline is March 1st,2017.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have your short story published through Lulu publishing.  Like the title says it is FREE to enter with a maximum of 4000 words. Send submissions to [email protected] visit     Short Story Read More

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Piece of Me: A Piece of Poetry

I give you a piece of me Trust you with my heart Letting you see who I am If  you’re feeling  alone Just look over here I will always be there Piece of Me Photo by Yoann Boyer @              

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Exclusive Update-January 2017

This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Exclusive Updates” After taking a bit of a break I am back again with another update from State of Liberation.  There is some exciting changes on the way. As of February 1st, 2017 State of Liberation will become The Collective Voice  “the lifestyle magazine” So head Read More

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Deceit: A Piece of Poetry

Deceit runs deep No end in sight Past unlocked Emotional armor lifted Past washing in  Unprotected from the stain Caught unready by this blow  Photo by Ewelina Karezona Karbowiak @

Knife Photo by Lotte Meijer @

Knife: A Piece of Poetry

Words cut like a knife  So far away,  so close Innocence is lost My trust in you gone  Physical Signs gone But that scar lingers on I wanted to run Help didn’t come That pretty little Picture Hides how ugly it was

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Intimate: A Piece of Poetry

Intimate to no end Your body my canvas A work of art Pushing me to the brink Never felt like this before So many  Irresistible first’s Brought to the peak of desire  Photo by Joe deSousa @ 

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Trying: A Piece of Poetry

Trying to find who I am While still incomplete Fear grips these thoughts What shall I loose What shall I gain Waking up from a long slumber Becoming what I want My world no longer asleep