Lifestyle Redesign

Redesigning the now. That’s my approach to creating balance in my everyday life. Regular readers may remember when I wrote about my need to change what I’m doing every couple of years. Well, that time has come again. I knew it because I was feeling anything but harmony in my life. Over the years, 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. […]

Saving What We Love

This is the time of year that my excitement starts to grow. It is when I begin to anticipate seeing members of my "family” again. I’m speaking of the killer whale. Encounters with the Orca have become part of my West Coast life. I have been overcome with emotion many times in the presence of […]


I am not a "traditional” definition of mother. In fact, I’m not good at anything that my mom was. And believe me, at times I beat myself up for it. But at the core, I know that I’m meant to be different. I am consciously raising a global citizen. I honestly don’t know what the […]