Alice Kaycee is a 58 year old first generation Canadian and the daughter of parents who braved the journey for a new life from Italy to Canada in the 1950’s. As a young child I witnessed the discomfort of watching the need for inclusion as well as the desire to stay connected to traditional ways. The hold so tightly held in the early years eventually loosened and a new place to live was had. However, belief systems that were challenged were so difficult to shed and more often than not, were adhered to without any foundation to hold onto, other than it was a learned behaviour.
I have been living with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis for over thirty years. This diagnosis posed an opportunity to re-evaluate life and examine the substance of what I deem to be important. By being stopped in my tracks by this diagnosis, I became willing to re-examine life patterns. I have become the reflection of what an illness does not have to be, if one chooses wellness. I dedicated my life to removing the chains of restrictions from an identity hinged on limitations, the need for acceptance and the need for approval.
I bravely ventured beyond the world of tradition and desire to learn from various groups of people by just watching. I entered the esoteric world of self discovery as a teenager, much to the dismay of several. I am so grateful to have found and continue to find parts of myself that longs to see the depth of my soul, others soul and the intentions that lie beneath. That area where the TRUTH is the grip that holds the threads of our being together and the threads of our decisions, revealing our choices and displaying our journey to ourselves and to the world.