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VISION AND CREATIVITY

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on May 31, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)

 

Vision and creativity are wondrous things.  They give us the freedom to share thoughts and ideas that we might otherwise keep hidden.  Thoughts and ideas that we deem true.  They say a picture is worth a 1000 words ... I say a picture is worth more than any number of words. 

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Air Tragedy

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 28, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

COLOUR IT FORWARD

In light of the recent air tragedy PYW is doing it's part to help change the face of mental health.

If we are going to change the way people s...

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An Inspiring Story

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 26, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The school that I am currently working with recognized world Down Syndrome Day today. In addition to all the staff and children wearing colourful and crazy patterned socks, we had the privilege of meeting an incredible young man who embraces his differences. He left me inspired and feeling proud to have had the privilege of meeting him in person. 

This video is one you will be glad you watched.  His gif...

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Fragments of Myself

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This is what my life has offered me - MOMENTS.  And in each of these moments I have come to see fragments of myself and of my existence.  Now all that is left is to put together all the fragments to create the truth of who I am and where I belong.&...

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Thought for Today

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 8, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

"I'm here to observe. It is when something moves me and takes me outside myself that I am reminded of this. It is in that moment that I am totally in love with myself and my life".

"And then so...

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(#8) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on March 1, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 

EXITING WITH GRACE

I hadn't realized how heavy the darkness was until it was gone.  My clothing fit the same way it always had, and yet I felt a 100 pounds lighter. I felt like I was floating now rather than sinking....

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(#7) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on February 22, 2015 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

FIGURING OUT A WAY THROUGH

The forest had somehow grown thicker.  The trees seemed to have multiplied leaving only a few openings from which to enter or exit from.  I found myself faced with a de...

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(#6) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on February 16, 2015 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

IT'S ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN

Self-destruction is a hard truth to swallow.  Let's face it, passing blame is so much easier than catching responsibility.  So choosing to be a truthful me despite everyone...

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(#5) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on February 8, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

THE DARK FOREST

I remember that forest very well.  I remember its unmistakable smell, its empty sound, and its unseen touch.  I lived in that forest for what seemed like forever.  I lived and breathed it.  It became a pa...

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(#4) The Tree In Me - Sunday's Best

Posted by Kelly Gauthier on February 1, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

FEAR AND PANIC

It's terrifying to think just how strong fear can be.  How one single emotion can take over all the rest and render you helpless and alone.  You go along minding your own busines...

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