My Journal

the journey

Where it all Began

Whenever I visited my grandparents, my grandfather had a project going, some carpentry/building idea he was working on. Despite being from a more traditional generation he happily accepted the fact that even though I was a girl I was also the one most interested in...

Too Small a Box

“You put yourself in too small a box, my love”. When someone tells you a truth that your mind, body and soul are ready to hear, the words can become an energy that you feel through your pores. They swirl in your head, fill your chest, open...

Meditation

Meditation   Sitting, letting go of the need to do anything but…sit and breathe, letting go of the stories that keep starting up in my head. They start up, I notice and get back to my breath. In a 20-minute meditation this could easily happen 40 times, maybe...

My Children

I cannot imagine doing what I do, the way I do it, without these two people in my life. Raising children can be a daily source of opportunities for self-awareness. As parents we have to strike such a difficult balance of taking care of ourselves while giving so much...

British Columbia

In August of 2011 my husband and I went to British Columbia to visit good friends who were generous enough to share with us their beautiful home on the Sunshine Coast. It was amazing, so hard to describe, so beautiful in so many ways; the weather, the smell of the...

Dizzy

I was doing so well, feeling like I had beaten this thing. Turns out I was wrong, but not beaten. I have Ménière's Disease. For years it only presented itself as the feeling of water in my right ear accompanied by a constant ringing - tinnitus. I handled that well....

The Cliff

Just jumped...and nets have been appearing ever since. For 30+ years I've made my living as a carpenter, HandyMom, Program Director, Administrative Assistant, but all the while, inside resides an artist. People have often told me this. I've known it for a while, but...

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