Cultural Mentoring Stories What an honour it was to be gathered together on Salt Spring island with over a 100 participants to listen to Jon Young weave stories of cultural mentoring based on the 8 Sheilds model. This event is one of many that Jon has organized with the help of ‘acorns’, his son, and dedicated film crew, to record and make available online…

Forage wild food, play, belonging, bounty, sensuality…. Where do they intersect?   What connects us to each other and to place deeply?  What is inner tracking?  How are these questions related to how we learn, raise children, honour each others and our own purpose and gifts?  

” To love my body fiercely is truly revolutionary.” “oh, my breats are uneven! Mama breats!” Even when her youngest daughter is not here beside her, that bond of breast-feeding is present in the body of mama Omi Grace as she embraces her own power feet washed by the river, our great earth mama’s breast, nursing us with the waters of life; arms stretching…

Spring Mini Photo Play Sessions Yay, I’ve had the chance to witness and capture some sweet Spring Portraits. Spring is such fantastic time for family photos with Mama nature’s burst into life, warm sun, fresh breezes, and excited return to outdoor play after Vancouver’s grey rainy Winter.  I’m grateful for all the lovely families, large and small, each one unique, that I get to…

Firemaker, Filling the Myth Gap, and  The Importance of Story-telling I’m editing Firemaker photos finally. I’ve been asked to use some on the website. As I go through them, my heart singing with beauty and belonging, I am greatful for what i have encountered about myself and how I fit in this big picure. Slowly, but surely, I am circling in, weaving my own…

Trust Can you guess what time of year this is? Yes, March last year…the gorgeous deep Spring emerging is coming! As some of you already know my love of photography is deeply intertwined with my love of learning, and observing learning.  For me noticing, and then painting the pictures for all to see, telling the story of Free Range Learning, Wilderness Play, Un schooling,…

Fall Mini Photo Play Sessions \I’m really enjoying doing these!!  Short, 15 to 20 minutes, at the end of the day when the sun is going down casting that warm Autumn glow, the brisk air, and last leaves are lighting up the sky, families are wrapped in woollies, cozy and ready to hug.  A gorgeous outdoor setting provides both a memorable back drop and…