Posts filed under: Writing

So, I worry if I can do anything for just pure fun. Either I need to have a purpose for what I do, or reflect on the lessons after. Ballroom dancing is my newest hobby to come under the microscope!...
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Do these questions or comments get you the response you desire? You always leave me to do the dirty dishes. Why do you always schedule me for the fewest number of shifts? How do you let another student get away...
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While you’re gearing up for the New Year, I have two suggestions to help you achieve your potential. Know Yourself How do you feel about New Year resolutions? Your answer could help you the underlying trait that determines how you...
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After a recent Editorial and letter to the Editor in the Rocky Mountain Goat newspaper related to housing in Valemount, I wanted to add to the conversation. Housing is an issue in Valemount because of limited availability of housing for...
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During my recent trip to Guatemala earlier this year I witnessed grassroots community organizing to create change in seven different non-profit organizations around the country. The people were ordinary citizens – housewives, midwives, weavers, health workers and teachers. But they...
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A cool morning in Tikal, Guatemala reminds me of Valemount, BC, Canada. 14 C to start the day when it was 30 C just a day ago can be a bit of a shock. If I thought Spanish lessons were...
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The temperature is climbing to 32 C in humid conditions in Guatemala as we head off towards Tikal, one of the three biggest Mayan settlements in North / Central America. We drive through peaceful and untouched green landscape that extends...
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Request for a rainbow crosswalk is being made to the Valemount council (June 28, 2016) and in the same agenda is a carefully worded letter from a Christian group concerned about council proclaiming support for a minority group by saying...
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I am a small business owner in Valemount and will have owned my retail store for 10 years in October 2015. I find that living locally I am able to have my finger on the pulse, be flexible and innovative...
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I adopted circle dance as my spiritual practice in 2009 while going through some personal challenges as it was the quickest way to connect to my divine self. Turn on the music and I was transported to another dimension where...
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