Erin's Journals

January 18, 2018

Once again I'm astounded at the depth and heart of the comments you posted on my Facebook page about the drug domperidone. Thank you for the shares and for helping to spread the word. If one breast feeding mother is saved, it'll be worth it.

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January 17, 2018

I'm going to start today with sincere thanks for the kind words on Facebook, Twitter and in my inbox in response to yesterday's journal. I was touched by every note and I'm grateful that my message seemed to resonate with so many readers and listeners to this journal.
Now here's a message I need you to spread for me. 

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January 16, 2018

Did you miss it, or did you see that yesterday was Blue Monday? Sunwing even had radio ads based on it! I'm actually glad I wasn't aware of it until the day was half over; I don't need any pseudo-scientific date circling to tell me that it's the day that winter, bills, Monday itself and everything else just kind of pile on and make for a bad mood. We've got plenty to keep us blue, thanks, and all you have to do is read the news (or yesterday's journal) for some pretty significant reasons.

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January 15, 2018

Imagine this: you wake up on Saturday morning in an island paradise. Perhaps the waves are crashing outside the sliding glass doors on your rented vacation condo. Maybe you live there and are grateful to see the mountains and palm trees within view of your bedroom window every day. Then an alarm goes off on your phone.

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January 12, 2018

Here we are at the end of another week - the first full work week of January and 2018 - and I am reflecting on these days with you.

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January 11, 2018

Part of the whole moving and settling in process that we've gone through for the past year now here in beautiful British Columbia has been finding a doctor (which seemed nearly impossible without a family referral, which we got) and a dentist. The dentist part was much easier, as I told you last fall when I was about to get on a plane to host two events in Toronto and managed to crack a front veneer. 

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January 10, 2018

If you are among those who pop by my public Facebook page, first off, thank you. I post daily reminders about the journal there, as well as the odd picture and comment. Last week, I managed to get quite a bit of feedback when I posted a recipe I found on HuffPo for slow cooker macaroni and cheese.

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January 9, 2018

I've long been intrigued with the idea that we all have dreams - nightmares, really - involving our jobs. When I was in news, for example, I had a dream that the sounder had gone off (that tune they played when it was time to listen to a newscast), and I got into the booth with just a handful of entertainment stories. No news, just fluff. Of course, that's one of about a dozen that I'd have as my job evolved. But in every case, I was completely helpless.

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January 8, 2018

First of all, welcome back if you were here last week. And, well, if you haven't checked in since December because you were taking time away from the daily routine, a great big welcome back to you, too, and Happy New Year! I did four fresh journals last week and it feels good to be at this well-worn keyboard again. Check 'em out!

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January 5, 2018

As we enjoyed a lovely beef barley soup/stew this week, I was reminded how, a year ago, I'd promised Rob and myself that I'd get a little more comfortable in the kitchen in my "reWirement." That hasn't happened yet and, along with drinking more water, I'm going to be a little more dilligent in doing just that. Looking up recipes. Stepping outside my comfort zone.

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January 4, 2018

One of the pieces of news to come out over the holidays, and perhaps you missed it, was the list of names of those who will be honoured this year with the Order of Canada. Among many that you know is a person I just love: Jann Arden.
This singer/songwriter from Alberta has been as much a part of the musical landscape of this country as almost anyone alive today, and yet, it's more than her multiple Junos and tremendous book sales that have made her an outstanding choice for this honour. Let me share with you a couple of personal thoughts about this woman.

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January 3, 2018

It's not the way I wanted to start out a new show and a new year and yet, there I was, being accused of "fat shaming" yesterday on Facebook because of an article I posted on Ocean 98.5's page. Great.

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January 2, 2018

Welcome in to a brand new year! Resolutions, anyone? Mine will be the same as last year: put down more roots, get my backside to the gym more often. Find some new challenges. Work on getting better.
I always appreciate this first week - like the days after Labour Day - as a chance to reset my sails and look to the future. Of course, it's often a time for reflection, too, which is sometimes the best way to decide how to move forward. Can't drive safely without the odd glance in the rearview mirror, can we?

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December 15, 2017

I've strugged with what to write for today's journal, as it's a day that stands out so brightly in our lives, Rob's and mine: the last show from Casa Loma was a year ago today. It was on a Thursday, and then Friday the moving truck came to clear out what we were taking with us from the condo. That night, Rob, Molly and I took a car to the airport and Saturday, our new life in BC began. 

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December 14, 2017

This day is one that I might not have remembered as kind of a "red letter" one, had a lovely person not reminded me on Twitter yesterday. But indeed, 52 weeks ago today was my final morning with CHFI, which makes today's journal, and its full circle feeling, especially fitting.

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December 13, 2017

I thought this might be a timely journal for you, given that so many of the readers and listeners who come by here to share a few minutes each day are based in my old stomping grounds, which are covered in at least ten centimetres of snow. Here goes something to warm you up a bit: a nice wood fire.

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December 12, 2017

I'm so glad you clicked on audio yesterday and heard Rob's handiwork on a special poem about Christmas cards. Thanks for your kind feedback both in emails and Facebook.
At the end of yesterday's journal, I promised to tell you about a gift I'd received from someone I hadn't met. And then, strangely enough, a second gift came from another friend I've not met, a journal reader and listener. How lucky I am! 

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December 11, 2017

Just two weeks until Christmas now and, of course, one more sleep until Hannukah. Are you sending out cards this year? I'll be mailing a few, which will be more than we did last year when we were in the midst of a move, but not as many as I'll likely send out next year when I have a little less on my plate. 

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December 8, 2017

First off, I want to congratulate my friends at CHFI on a tremendous fall ratings book. They were up several share points and find themselves sitting pretty at #1 in the key demographics, with huge gains across the board. I am so happy for everyone there who has worked so hard for so long to make this happen and am only glad I could get out of the way to help this dream to become a reality once again!

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December 7, 2017
Sidney, BC

This little town, nestled next to the ocean and just as pretty as you can get, lives up to the promises on its sign. Thankfully, Sidney is also a spot where they embrace the beauty of their surroundings to lure visitors for weekly summer night markets, which we took in a few times, and for frequent celebrations to bring shoppers to its lively downtown area.

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