Facing the Shadow & Taking Time to Listen…

This has been a time to listen.  A time to face the shadow of racism, within me, within my white culture. I remember many painful moments when others were not able to listen to me.  They were blind to their areas of power and privilege.  It took so much courage to...

Tapestry of Time

Sometimes, one has the opportunity to reach a vista of sorts,  A place where one reaches a little height for a moment and can look back on the journey.  When one is in the thick of life, it can seem like a tangle of threads, a confusion of design.  But then, a moment...

A Christmas Eve to remember – the welcome of a child

Dec 24, 2019  – A Christmas eve to remember…..  the welcome of a child. I woke up earlier than normal, leaving the house and walking down the hill in the quiet early morning darkness to catch the West Coast Express from Mission to downtown Vancouver.  My daughter was...

Ode to Indie – my soul friend

Indie – precious black lab angel…almost 12 years old. She’s gone. She’s the first one I was with in their passing. Soul friend. Indie. The one who breathed with me in my laughter and my tears. Ode to Indie You came unexpectedly into our lives And that...

Pilgrimage Ponderings III

Pilgrimage Ponderings III The third place of my pilgrimage in the summer of 2018 was Kildare, Ireland.   And my journey there really began the year before. In 2017 I experienced an event that deeply traumatized me, shook me to my core. I knew a profound betrayal and...

Pilgrimage Ponderings II

This is a follow-up blog to Pilgrimage Ponderings I, which explains a bit of this journey and what I was doing!  The second leg of my journey this past July brought me to Iona.  From Lindisfarne, Iona is quite a journey!  I had to take a taxi across the causeway of...

Pilgrimage Ponderings I

Pilgrimage Ponderings I of III This July I travelled to three Celtic sites; Lindisfarne, Iona and Kildare.  This writing is about my pilgrimage journey. I have learned to love the word ponder. To ponder means……”to think about, contemplate, review…”  For me it has...

A Solo Pilgrim Journey Begins

A Solo Pilgrim Journey Begins I’m at YVR and about to catch the first flight of this pilgrimage….heading to three sacred sites of Celtic history; Lindisfarne, Iona and Kildare (land of St. Brigid).  Why am I going?  What is calling to me?  Why am I doing...

Song Stories – REST

The song, Rest, came out of an experience in 2006. I experienced a situation where I knew much desolation. I can’t remember what happened, but I do remember being extremely frustrated and desolate. I remember feeling discombobulated. That was the word....

Song of the Red Tent – Song Stories

Song of the Red Tent – (from the new release Remain in Love) It was in the summer of 2016 that I began to co-lead a group of 12 women in a circle we called Anam Cara, which means Soul Friend in Gaelic.  This circle was created to allow space for deeper personal...



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