So Long North Shore Homestead

So Long North Shore Homestead

My car is packed to capacity with necessities and belongings that help us feel settled in unfamiliar surroundings. I have office supplies, books and writing materials. I have favourite things including my stir-fry pan, pictures of the kids, candles and a fleece throw. At the end of each “temporary life” season, I wonder how I … Continue reading

Building A Life

Building A Life

Do you remember finishing high school or university and wondering, now what? Up until this point in life, everything seemed so nicely laid out for you. You knew you were working toward a diploma or degree to be proud of in the end. You could count on a large friend pool to draw from and … Continue reading

A Love Letter to My Daughter

A Love Letter to My Daughter

Seven and a half years ago, I wrote a love letter to my daughter. It was part of a high school assignment. The purpose was to involve her family members in her life experience. Participation in her experience meant we’d be touched, too. I wish love letters to teenagers were required writing of all parents. … Continue reading

Wildflower Colour Explosion

Wildflower Colour Explosion

  After three seasons in Slave Lake with The Consulant, I was beginning to think I’d seen all there is to see around here. I used to drive with my camera in the passenger seat beside me but I don’t anymore. Last weekend, I was regretting that I’d left it at home on a shelf … Continue reading

What’s Your Thread?

What’s Your Thread?

Last month, I was a presenter and attendee at Journal Conference 2016: Pioneering the Next 30 Years. It was one of those unique magical experiences that comes only from a gathering of like-minded people, sharing with and inspiring one another. One evening Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea, of Peer Spirit, presented a group of engaged … Continue reading

I’m Late, I’m Late, I’m Late…

I’m Late, I’m Late, I’m Late…

Oh my goodness, I just realized my last post was April 4th – almost two months ago. I’m so far behind on updating my blog! There’s just been so much going on, it seems. I know – excuses, excuses. But, here’s what’s been happening around here.   I piloted my workshop, Journal Your Legacy, on-line. I … Continue reading

The Family That Skis Together

The Family That Skis Together

Like all families, mine is not always at our best. All it takes is for one of us to show up a little grumpy and we all suffer. It could be due to stress at work, lack of sleep or simply hunger. I’ve learned not to set myself up for disappointment by attaching expectations to … Continue reading

Family Echoes

Family Echoes

I am one of four sisters and our names all begin with “K”. Growing up we were called the 4K’s. I’m K3 in the birth order. So far, a great deal of my focus for 2016 has been on my sisters. K4 had knee surgery last month. I wish we lived closer so I could … Continue reading

Starting The New Year Off “Write”

Starting The New Year Off “Write”

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”  – Alex Haley    Today, I’d like to share my plans for 2016. I hope you’ll share in my excitement as I launch my journal writing workshop business, Writing Life Matters. My first pilot class – Journal Your Legacy – … Continue reading