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This Is Why We Freeze

This Is Why We Freeze

There is an epidemic of frozen women in the world. I was, and sometimes still am, one of them. It’s one of the few ways to cope with living in our culture, and I want to change that. Most women have been and still are frozen, for reasons that make eminent sense, but...

on trying to be smart (I was busted!)

on trying to be smart (I was busted!)

Hello friends, This morning marks more changes in my home - our latest artist in residence, a printmaker from England, returned home yesterday. Her presence was very welcome during the two weeks she was with us, and her lilting accent was charming and entertaining. I...

water for life

water for life

Today it finally cooled down on Vancouver Island. Finally. I'm so grateful. I wasn't dealing with the heat well at all. The combination of extreme heat with very little rain and a low snow pack means we've been in drought conditions in the Cowichan Valley for most of...

drunk on wonder

drunk on wonder

I am sitting here, writing this letter, on a sultry Saturday evening. I look across the table in the living room, a corner of which also doubles as a dining room, and I feel drunk on wonder, drunk on love. And yes, I'm drinking a beautiful glass of Malbec, but I'm not...

Lusciously & Soulfully: Anouk Froidevaux

Lusciously & Soulfully: Anouk Froidevaux

Pain is a great motivator. Nor is it a morbid thing. Pain, injury and deep discomfort are almost always catalytic turning points in our lives. Anouk Froidevaux knows this intimately. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, she moved to Europe in 2002 to work as a...