I'm a life coach (life, love, work, loss, wellness), writer, and communications consultant.
This blog began as a gardening blog but has metamorphosed to cover all things growing - in particular my - and our collective - personal journey. Life takes some interesting twists and turns, and while the garden is a very special place for me, it's become a smaller priority in the face of bigger things.
The beginning: In March, 2009, I learned about Urban Garden Share. My partner and I had talked about sharing our space, and this fit perfectly. We previously shared our yard with a neighbor and friends, but our friends moved. So with help from UGS, we created a community garden and have met and gardened with delightful people we now call friends. Located in north Ballard (on the cusp of Crown Hill), this place was a family garden for over a century.
The blog is still about growing things. As I strive to find my voice as I make changes in my life, it's more focused on growing self: self-awareness; compassion, acceptance; about growing community: our interconnections, shared insights, and collective action; and about cultivating those things that sustain us - our passions, our health and wellness, fun and play, learning and knowledge. And yes, it's also my eclectic collection of observations, experiences and thoughts.
I hope you find something to relate to here. Please don't hesitate to share your thoughts with me.
You can find out more about me and what I do on my website.