B and ME and a JOURNEY HOME

B and ME and a JOURNEY HOME

For over 35 years B and I have shared many wonderful journeys together.  It’s not that we are perfectly matched, for B is the consummate perfectionist (blow drying her hair before a bike ride) and me so fragmented from my childhood that I do well to brush my...
SHE Who Played in the Forest

SHE Who Played in the Forest

There, between the trees, on the quiet mountain trails of our serene North Shore, the lives of a small group of runners began to unfold, weaving each other infinitely closer, our paths merging together with each new day. The group was none too obscure, just a handful...
The Playground Called Manning Park

The Playground Called Manning Park

Passing through this park many times, mainly on my cycling journeys from Vancouver to Calgary and Jasper, I had thought of this high point as a nemesis –the gruelling test between Hope and Manning park that rallies cyclist against vigorous ascend. However, this trip...
Learning the Shaman Way – Part 3

Learning the Shaman Way – Part 3

“And though she be but little, she is fierce” – Shakespeare In shaman teachings, the archetype of the hummingbird is the spirit animal of the North. The hummingbird is the smallest of all birds and is capable of flying long journeys. Additionally,...
Learning the Shaman Way – Part 2

Learning the Shaman Way – Part 2

Continuing with my Shaman studies, we open to the direction of the West, with the Stawamas Mountain in the foreground and Apus Ch’Kai and Mamquam in the background, we embark on the Warrior’s Journey with the archetype of the Jaguar. The second of a four part series,...