Oh Valentine! My love letter to the world

Oh Valentine! My love letter to the world

It’s Valentines’ Day, here again, the day to celebrate love in all it’s forms, and I have an always-current love letter to the world to share. This letter, which I wrote in 2013, is much loved by my friends and community, and, I admit, by myself. I reread it every...
Why trying is better than perfect

Why trying is better than perfect

A year and a half ago I moved my daughter and I to a small town in the Okanagan Valley on Syilx First Nations land, about a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver. The 5 years previous to that we lived in a small town on Vancouver Island, also a 4.5 hour journey to Vancouver....
Father Should Be A Verb

Father Should Be A Verb

My own father passed away almost 8 years ago, at the age of 53, after living with an aggressive form of leukemia for 4 years. His birthday was last month (he would have turned 61) and his death anniversary is in July. My heart still feels tender and I still feel his...
I’m not the hero of this story

I’m not the hero of this story

I haven’t always questioned things the way I do now. A memory surfaced the other day. I think I was around 12 years old, and I went to a Catholic public school in northern Canada. I wasn’t Catholic, my parents didn’t take us to church, nor were they practicing...
Why I’m Sick Of People Like Me: an open letter

Why I’m Sick Of People Like Me: an open letter

We need to talk about a gap in the healing path for creative healing types, and the resulting lack of kindness that arises. As many of you know, I often describe and identify myself as a highly creative person, as ‘spiritual but not religious,’ as a highly...