It’s A Shame

My son and I were discussing the crippling guilt and shame we feel a lot of the time, over some sushi at our local mall.  We are both kept awake worrying that we’ve done or said things to hurt people.  He piped up with the comment, “The golden rule tells us to do unto others, … More It’s A Shame

A Journey to (and from) Casa Diana in the Dominican Republic… Guided Meditation

There’s seemingly no rhyme or reason to most things.  How can a small-town freak from nowhere Alberta be at an amazing women’s retreat in the Dominican Republic, surrounded by some gloriously diverse and palpably powerful women from New York?  How can this be happening to one person, while others are at bedside vigils for children, … More A Journey to (and from) Casa Diana in the Dominican Republic… Guided Meditation

Happy at Home

To say it is nice to be in bed with my beautiful boys (eldest and youngest) watching the Watership Down reboot with the four year old tattooed to me, his head on my chest so he can hear me breathing and his tiny hand resting on my neck as he has done since he was … More Happy at Home

A Little Break

I need to start by saying there is no such thing as a wonder woman.  Juggling work, life, social, family, romantic, personal, medical, emotional, and general responsibilities is enough to drive anyone around the bend.  I’ve had something to prove for a long time. I’ve tried too hard, been too much, and lived a life of … More A Little Break

The World is Watching

It is mere hours from the polls opening in the USA for what may be the most important midterm elections of modern times.  The balance of power, international relations, and the current tone toward and treatment of many people within and neighbouring the USA is not only confounding but frequently very frightening. The political system … More The World is Watching

Dee on Leadership

I am heading down to Queenstown on Wednesday to catch up with two of the many Goddesses I have been lucky to meet since starting the ChargeNet journey toward energy independence for New Zealand.  It hasn’t been a cake walk.  Hours are long, stress can run pretty high, and the high stakes and tight deadlines … More Dee on Leadership


The theme for today, was the value we place in things. Definition: It isn’t a secret, that I am no fan of money – it hurts me every single day that contributions that people make with the work they do or the time they spend seems to often not equal monetary gain.  Nurses, doctors, scholars … More Value