Compassionate Courage

I began my helping journey at a very young age: nursing fallen baby birds, rescuing gophers from gun-toting country boys, saving mice from neighbourhood cats and befriending lonely children. I was in grade four when pictures of the Viet Nam War hit the media. I remember overwhelming feelings of helplessness, sadness and despair as I […]

The Joy of Puttering

Puttering is one of my favourite activities. It’s difficult to explain, yet it’s so much fun. Alexandra Stoddard said that, "Puttering is really a time to be alone, to dream and to get in touch with yourself….To putter is to discover.” Maybe that’s why it’s so much fun. Fun in a quiet sort of way. […]

Happiness =

"Here’s a little song I wrote, you might want to sing it note for note, DON’T WORRY… BE HAPPY!” – Bobby McFerrin This song, gets a lot of airplay during the summer. Along with Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett and Kokomo by the Beach Boys, summer wouldn’t be the same without it. I heard it again […]

Change of Pace

"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold” – Joseph Chilton Pearce "It’s better to play than do nothing,” – Confucious Do you remember what it’s like to play with abandon like a 9 year-old child? I ask you this question because as adults, we’re all in serious need of a […]