Healing the Soul of the World

"What I do for one, I do for the other." In An Accidental Awakening, I share the affirmation that peaked my interest during our root chakra inquiries that year. This was a new concept to me at the time: that I was an extension of the earth and what I did for her, I also … Continue reading Healing the Soul of the World

4 Tips to Navigate Motherhood

I now know how she did it. My mom. I now know how she managed to raise us kids and create a life for herself while also supporting her marriage. She didn't do it all at once. Or all the time. I know this because I've now walked a mile in her shoes. Well, the … Continue reading 4 Tips to Navigate Motherhood

A Vessel for Joy

I sat on my front step in morning meditation, a practice I'd observed for nearly 10 years. "I am joy." I ran the affirmation through my brain as a mantra. My shoulders shirked it off. Nope. Not joy. I had no idea what joy felt like. I certainly couldn't conjure it. Happiness I knew, but … Continue reading A Vessel for Joy

The secrets of life

I am in intense and joyful final revisions of my yoga manuscript. It's a 'kill your darlings' kind of process. What is self-indulgence and what moves the story forward? I'm choosing to omit this piece. But I can happily post it here and give it a life of its own. My favourite author as a … Continue reading The secrets of life

Tree-planting Challenge

When I published my first Anna book last year, I committed to having a tree planted for every print copy sold — to offset all of the trees that have filled our homes, schools and libraries with beloved books over the last century. My mission: to plant a million trees in my lifetime. After spending … Continue reading Tree-planting Challenge

Anna and the Food Forest

Our champion of nature is back! This time she's on a mission to level the playing field ... literally ... and turn it into a food forest. In this third book in the series, Anna takes on the issue of food security after a visit to a sister school opens her eyes to the inequalities … Continue reading Anna and the Food Forest

Anna and the Tree Fort

Read a story. Plant a tree! "It doesn't look safe, Jeremy," said Anna. "For you or the coulee." Anna loves her peaceful walks to school through the coulee. But one day Anna stumbles across a kid-constructed tree fort that threatens to harm more than the trees. Anna has to act fast in order to save … Continue reading Anna and the Tree Fort