Articles on Journaling

7 June 2021

Wonderment & curiosity, bringing it forward

View of an ocean beach with a journal with writing in it in the foreground

When my eldest son Keegan was two we lived in a double wide trailer in Yellowknife, NWT. One of my happiest memories from that time was our winter morning ritual. Every morning at the same time, a group of ptarmigan would visit the willow branches just outside our kitchen window. Keegan and I would sit […]

3 March 2021

Take a closer look

Purple seaweed on sand

In my neighbourhood I’ve been observing an increasing number of people walking along the harbour path with binoculars and cameras with telephoto lenses. They tell me they’ve seen hawks, cardinals and a bald eagle, along with the usual assortment of chickadees, bluejays, sparrows, starlings and merganser ducks. These are our typical winter birds, so why […]

3 November 2020

Pause, listen, create

fall leaves with sunlight shining on them, red berries in background

A recent LinkedIn post from my colleague and friend Mary Jane Copps (aka The Phone Lady) got me thinking. Her post was about allowing moments of silence in conversation and how this can deepen a relationship. She said “The relationship resides in the silence I allow within my conversations.” Mary Jane got me thinking about […]

30 September 2020

Dancing in the Wind – 6 Tips for staying grounded in turbulent times

Last weekend I spent hours cutting up tiny, beautiful, red crabapples from the farmer’s market and hot peppers from my garden so that I could make crabapple-hot pepper jelly. As I’m new to canning, it took several attempts to get all of the jars to seal (thanks Elizabeth Peirce of the book You Can Too! […]