I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and moved to Africa at the age of nine with my family where we lived for four and a half years during my most impressionable years. (That's me in Africa, age 11. The writer and tea-time lover emerges.) It was here that I began to understand the connection to all living things and came to know the grace and wisdom of the esoteric world. I guess you could say that it was here that I began recognizing and feeling the sacredness of life and began to write things down - hence the name of the website, Sacred Scribe.
I've been writing about spiritual things all my life as a way to express the feeling of Spirit flowing through me and have found this practice, along with my connection to nature, to be the two most influential teachers I've ever had.
Adversity and The Evolution of the Soul
My healing journey of transformation has taken me through loss, two boarding schools in a foreign country, abandonment, culture shock, co-dependency, a dissolved 10-year marriage, single motherhood, 29 moves, depression, poverty and personal bankruptcy. From these life experiences I have earned the wisdom and privilege to write about what I call the evolution of the soul - which I believe to be the true purpose of our existence - and to offer you what I've learned by way of my books,
and the reams and reams of free writing in my blog
posts and library
We Are Meant To Enjoy Life!
But, if you don't have the time or inclination to read through all this material, then let me sum things up for you in one simple statement - regardless of circumstance, we can still feel joy! Even in poverty, illness, or emotional stress, the ability remains to look up at the sky, or at a flower, or create a thought of joy, or fall into our heart and suck the life out of that moment. I'm talking about mining every ounce of gold from the endless treasures of life all around us when we really take a good look, even through our trials,
At heart, I am still really a bush girl from my youth in Africa whose greatest joy remains being in and communing with nature. I live a humble, peaceful life in a little valley town that I love, and whose beautiful, natural surroundings, lakes, and waterfalls keep me ever outdoors hiking, kayaking
, looking at the sky, or simply 'being'
as much as possible. I mostly walk wherever I need to go which I find totally calming to body, mind, and Spirit. I'm a former Holistic Nutritional Consultant and am a full-fledged Foodie
who loves to cook and create new things in the kitchen and I adore the feeling of feeding others.
What You Don't Know About Me
From my Africa days, I am in love with gemstones and tea-time and in the winter everything stops most days at 4 pm so I can chill with a cup of tea and cookies, and in the summer, icy cold Mimosa's on the balcony in the sunshine! Barry White's voice and music make me swoon, I'm completely addicted to watching YouTube videos of The X-Factor, Britain's Got Talent, and American Idol when time allows, I travelled and camped across Western Canada and the Southern USA
for almost a year in a VW camper van with no fixed address or cell phone, I love long distance train rides, collecting unique wine glasses, and I'm a fierce lover of tenderness, freedom, morning coffee, silence, sunshine, and Pinterest!
It's a joy to meet you, and please feel free to contact me if you ever have a question or just want to say hi. Drop me a comment below, too, if you like. I love hearing from you!
With much love,