A mentor once told me that my job description is "to be living proof of the authentic self" and I think she's right. I practice living according to my values — self-awareness, thoughtfulness, presence, kindness, and non-judgment.  I use writing, drawing, listening, noticing, sitting, smiling, and various other practices to achieve those values. I consider this quote from Mr. Rogers to be a guiding light in my everyday decision-making, "You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are." 


Cooking is a Favored Practice

Climbing The Chief in Vancouver, BC


Never Without Canvas and Ink