New Photo’s

Over the last few months, I have been sadly remiss in keeping up with my blog posts – With working and school, I simply do not have the time!  And there have been a few things going on in my personal life that have meant that I am taking a bit more of a back-seat on social media.

But there is something I wanted to share with all of you.

A friend and school-colleague of mine is a very talented photographer, and recently she took some amazing headshots of me.  Her name is Megan Barefoot, and her website is Megan Barefoot Photography.  These photographs are absolutely amazing – quite the best I have ever had done, and they totally blew me away!

See what you think….




The difference in quality between these pictures and the amateur ones that I was using previously are night and day!  It goes to show, it is worth getting professional pictures done!

Just because someone says they are a good photographer does not mean that they are in reality!

And the best thing about Megan is that she made me feel totally at ease in front of the camera.  And she really made my personality come through in the pictures!

Homemade Mixed Berry Fruit Rollups

Posting from the archives… This was first posted on June 3rd last year (2014)

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These are the perfect treat to give your kids, and actually, I like them myself when I fancy a sweet treat. So much better for you than candy!

They are so easy to make, and much cheaper than buying the over-priced fruit leather at the grocery store that often contain additional sugar, colourings and other additives.

Because you are making them yourself, you can control exactly what goes into them.

This recipe is easiest made in a dehydrator, but you could use the oven set at it’s lowest temperature.

Homemade Mixed Berry Fruit Rollups


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups mixed berries (I used an organic frozen brand that contains strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries).  Fresh berries would work too.

Puree the berries and banana in a food processor.  You don’t need to thaw the berries first – I just pureed them frozen.

Spread the puree out on a sheet of parchment paper…

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Sensitive Children and the Adult Child in the Abusive Narcissistic Home

I was so this child! It is frightening how your childhood can affect your thoughts, actions and relationships in your later life!

This is something I have learned in a treatment program I have just completed – Life-traps…. one of the biggest problems there is. The theory is that this is learned behaviour that helps you survive childhood trauma or threats… and then you keep repeating that behaviour over and over and over again even into adulthood because that is all you know. And it does not necessarily work well once you are an adult.
I am slowly working my way through this with lots and lots of therapy… and I am getting there. I am getting to be healthy and I hope eventually that I will be able to have a healthy relationship.

Hug your children close, they are precious and should always be loved…



In a home affected with an abusive narcissistic parent emotions are repressed and become twisted.  Rules are built on shame, guilt, or fear.  Feelings are often not shared and when they are expressed, it is done in a judgmental manner placing blame on one another.  The narcissistic parent is self-involved and feels no empathy for their children.  They are incapable of mirroring real love and try to get their children to fulfill their unmet dependency needs.  The narcissistic parent’s unresolved drives for attention and caretaking takes center stage as the child’s early developmental needs are ignored and denied.  The self-involved parent shames the child for having desires and makes them feel guilty.  All of the family attention and energy is focused on the demands of the narcissist.

Sensitive children growing up in abusive narcissistic homes build their personalities based on what they have to do to survive.  Many of these children…

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