Health and Travel

"If we decide (the universe) is an unfriendly place, then we will build ...weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly, but if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will...create tools for understanding." - Albert Einstein

Einstein, I love his quotes. I do try to think of the world we live in as a safe place. That's my reason for not watching the news as it only makes me feel sad and angry at the world.  I would rather not be angry. I rather stay positive, and  as best as I can, spread joy and love to the world around me. In order to do this I need to stay healthy, hence I am reading the book "meals that Heal Inflammation" by Julie Daniluk, R. H. N., and it's  where I got the quote from. 

In my early 20's I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I am lucky because I have a mild case and my health has been good for the last 20 years. 

Now, at 44 years of old, things have changes (as they always do).  I find myself with joint pain, stomach pains and sluggishness. I am ready to get out of denial and face the hard truth; I need to eat food that agrees with my system, not only my taste buds and my emotions. The author,  Julie Daniluk  is from Toronto and has written a very concise, book that has me inspired to create positive changes in my relationship with food. 

I am reading the book on the airplane to Gander, Newfoundland.  Jay and I are heading off to another adventure where we will be going to a coast guard auxiliary conference as part of Jay's work. I have my ukulele with me and will be playing "I's da by" a Newfie song, in front of 150 people on Saturday night. I barely know the song so I have a lot of practicing to do!  This is going to be a fun adventure. We are going to Fogo, Twilingate, and Morten's  Harbour, just like the lyrics in the song: "Fogo, Twilingate, Morten's Harbour all around the circle".  Apparently, this area has a very Irish feel to it 😊 I love adventures. Don't you?


Hearts and Stars

Yesterday, we were busy making stars and hearts with the beads we made the day before. This had the children engaged for a long period if time. The beads are small and as the children grasp them with their thumbs and index fingers, they build their fine motor skills. All this is done while having fun. 


Wet Felting Workshop

Fall is nearly here and I am feeling so inspired  and happy.  I am back at giving workshops and would like to invite you to the below gathering where we will create a piece of wet felted art.  I do hope to see you for a very inspiring day in the woods, on a beautiful lake, with wonderful people. 

Immerse yourself with a day of creative expression as you wet felt a wall hanging, play mat or mediation mat. Wet felting is the art of using raw wool, hot water, soap and friction to create a piece of artwork. It is easy, fun and a great thing to do in a group of people. As your hands get busy loosing yourself in your work, conversation is made with ease. It is my experience that people leave these workshops happy and fulfilled.

Investment: $80/includes supplies, lunch and much inspiration

Time: 10:00 am - 16:00pm

Place: The Whitehouse in Val-des Monts near Wakefield. This magical place is on a lake and it's quiet and beauty brings you into a meditative space. Address will be given upon registration.

To join please contact me via email;
or call me: 613-240-1845

Thanks so much!!! I hope to welcome you into my felting studio for much inspiration.


Santa Claus Tree Ornament

Inspiration is bubbling. My felting needles are busy and it's great to be back in that creative space. I am having so much fun, these days making fun things happen in my life. I hope things are just as good with you. 

Here is Santa before he grew a beard. He was so fun to make and will be part my Fall Felting Workshop Series. 


September and Change

September has begun and has brought wonderful changes.  Singing Tree has opened it's doors to new families and we are loving the new energy this brings.   One of the best parts about being a care provided is getting to know the beautiful families in the Ottawa community.  It does feel like an extended family.

Yesterday, we went on a nature walk and it felt so good to collect sticks, rocks, plantain leaves, clovers and pine cones.  Children thrive in nature and I do believe that we as adults need to provide them with ample time among the trees and grass.  Children love to take off their shoes and feel the soft grass on the soles of their feet and the freedom  to run in an open field.  Nature is medicine.

Get out there among the trees, feel the healing energy of nature. 

 I have not said this in a while so I will say it here. I love my life.