Entries by Tricia

Happy Birthday to Me

If you’ve ever received a birthday wish from me I bet I added in the line “Today you should celebrate yourself!” I believe most of us adults are prone to play down how we should act on the day. Tomorrow is my birthday and I will heed my own advice. Why not celebrate turning 59? […]

The Karmapa Effect

The last 12 days have been a blur of joy and frenzy. This is what happens when His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, visits Vancouver. Just this morning I was at Thrangu Monastery and there was a line of people waiting to receive a blessing from His Holiness. The look of blissful […]

No More Match.com

Eight coffee dates, too many hours of texting, emails galore, three con artists, two lovely dinners… and with that, my time on Match.com has come to an end. The process has been priceless. And it’s not because I found the love of my life, or even someone close. Match.com taught me a valuable lesson that […]

A Religious Week

This has been a very religious week. Yesterday I attended an Anglican memorial service for my dear client and friend, Anne Brailey. I wrote about her in a blog a few weeks ago.  Link to blog We called each other secret sisters because our sense of humour was both alike and very inappropriate. This led […]

13 Reasons Why

When my friend told me to watch the new Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why I asked him for one reason why I should. He told me it was the best thing he’d ever watched. When a 16 year old says that you need to listen. His brief summary sold me, “A girl makes 13 tapes […]

Dale Jr Retires

The plan was to write a witty blog about the weather in Vancouver and how annoying I am with my Pollyanna attitude. But like most agendas that involve our skies around the Lower Mainland, my idea got blown away with yesterday’s devastating news. Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from NASCAR car racing. Most people […]


My friend had a broken heart and decided to get back out there to hasten the mending process. He’d heard my tales from people I know that have found love on Match.com. I was thrilled he was going to take the leap and sign up. I didn’t foresee he would ask me to join him. […]

It Was Funny

It made her laugh. The only good thing about the lead up to today’s colonoscopy was that it made a good story to tell my dear client that had just been put into a care home. Anne has Alzheimer’s and I’ve worked with her for ten years.  I’ve seen the steady decline. But I’ve also […]

The Depression Dance

I battle depression but it’s not always a fight… Sometimes it’s a negotiation. Sometimes even a partnership. Lately there has been some give and take. Life changes, the disease changes and I’ve certainly changed. I believe the trick is to live a life where you can learn what can help. Luckily it’s 2017 and the […]

A gut feeling about Rona Ambrose

I walked across Library Square and a dark skinned man called out to me, “Jesus loves you!” I smiled and replied, “Thanks… Buddha loves you.”  He waved and hollered, “Cool!!!” How simple it would be if life were always like that. Two people with different religions just spreading a little love. No agenda. No criteria. […]