an international bestselling author
health product formulator
horse listener
earth singer
medicine woman
fungi friend
elephant acolyte
and regenerative farmer

I value friendships, loyalty, creativity, community, joy, compassion, authenticity, health, vibrancy, strength, courage and truth-telling.

I created this space to be outside of the categories I’ve lived in for the last few decades. I wanted a space where I could just say/write WHATEVER I wanted – without it having to fit inside just ONE of my existing platforms of health, business, or animal communication. I want to be able to share and speak to the whole person; to range freely and widely into the multi-layered complexity that is closer to the truth of who we all are.

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and then moved to Massachusetts at age 5, then Edmonton, Alberta at age 7. After graduating university (B.A. English & Sociology), I moved to Tokyo for two years, then London UK for three years, then to Vancouver, Canada where I’ve lived ever since – except for 6-month stints in Singapore and Hawaii. Likewise, I am multi-racial; English, Indian and Russian Jewish.

I met my husband Ian, over the phone, when I was living in Vancouver and he was in Hong Kong. We phoned and faxed for 2 months solid, then finally met in person for the first time – and got engaged 3 days later. That was 27 years and 3 children ago. Our family is getting close to 30 members now; humans, horses, dogs, cats, chickens – that’s not even counting our lovely bees.

Life is meant to be magical, adventurous, cosy, loving, transformative, deep, shocking, nurturing, nourishing and FUN.

It is more important to LIVE than to be safe.

Life is not about safety – that is a fool’s pursuit – it is about resilience.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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