My daughter is a civil engineer in Calgary specializing in waste-water management. Her life philosophy doesn't allow her to throw anything out until it is very dead. (She still wears a navy hand-me-down cardigan from her high school days.) When I arrived from my first stop in New Brunswick for a visit with my daughter's … Continue reading Creativity in a knitting challenge
Peterborough woman shares her spiritual story of managing depression Michèle Swiderski hopes her book, being released Feb. 21, will help people heal as they face their own journey with depression Michèle Swiderski celebrates the upcoming launch of her book, "A Joyful Life: How to Use Your Creative Spirit to Manage Depression". The Peterborough author … Continue reading Article – Peterborough This Week
An excerpt from my book was picked up by the Womanly Woman blog. Check it out... and the comments. I am soooo glad that my book resonates with people. I wish my book to be required reading for all first-year university students, and psych 101 courses across this country!!! How's that for a stretch goal!! … Continue reading Book excerpt
Peterborough's Hunter Street Books opened just in time. Because it is THE perfect venue for my upcoming book launch on February 21 - two months from today! Michelle Berry, bookstore owner and author of 10 books of fiction, has hosted her share of book launches. But mine will be the first in her shiny new … Continue reading Book Launch Date & Place
My custom-made bow arrived this week and what a sweet thing she is! In rainbow colours that exemplify a joyful heart, she makes mine soar. Red, yellow, pink, orange, blue, and green, there's no match like her! Pretty girl, I've named her Joy (how could she carry any other name?) But she is more than her … Continue reading A bow named Joy
Blog: All Work And No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something A Joyful Life: How To Use Your Creative Spirit To Manage Depression | Review Originally published December 15, 2016 There was a period in my childhood when I was anxious. I believe it was shortly after my grandfather had passed from cancer. I remember checking … Continue reading First book review!
When I was recovering from my last bout of depression, I was left with a fragile inner core that would not heal, a feeling of lingering damage deep inside from which I did not automatically recover as the depression lifted. I was able to function in the world again, and in my job, but I … Continue reading 9 Steps for Building Self-esteem
My book will be published in less than 3 months... the final galley is set and I've given it wings. I have done my part, and it will soon be up to readers to take from it what they want or need.