Category Archives: Guided Discovery

This day couldn’t get any better

“This day couldn’t get any better could it?” asks 8 year old Paula, as we walked barefoot in the rain in the woods in October.  Then she says “or could it?” Just then I hiked up my skirt, and said “let’s … Continue reading

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The Essence of Exploration in Nature vs MineCraft

The essence of exploration lies in the unknown. August 30th 2014, my sister, mom and I embarked on an adventure to Jedadiah Island, in this great archipelago near Nanoose Harbour off Vancouver Island.  Although it was a short three day, two night … Continue reading

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Raccoon Medicine by Jamie Sams and David Carson

This is a brief quotation from the book called “Medicine Cards”  written by Jamie Sams, and David Carson, illustrated by Angela Werneke. Copywritten in 1999 by Angela Werneke.  New York, N.Y. The reason for quoting these words is to support … Continue reading

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Who am I being that your eyes are not shining?

Who am I being that your eyes are not shining? Just in the past couple of days I have watched the sparkle leave your face.  What have I done?  I do not want to live that way!  Ben Zander’s TED … Continue reading

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Why can’t we call it Magic?

Why can’t we call it Magic?  Why does it have to be scientifically proven, or based on a belief structure.  Why can’t the magic of nature be just that? Why am I on this journey of a Masters to prove … Continue reading

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Empathy shows itself to me yet again… maybe I should listen.

I woke up this morning reflecting on a pickle that I experienced at work.  And it wasn’t the pickle that hit home so much, or the fact that I felt incompetent and embarrassed.  What it all came down to was, … Continue reading

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Today I paddle the Finlayson Arm

Today I am going to paddle the Finlayson Arm. I have been craving this for weeks, since I moved to this little cabin on the mountain, and I keep looking out at the arm, wondering what is around the bend… … Continue reading

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Get out into Nature and what do I see?

Even I need to remember to get out into Nature.  A Nature Educator. This morning I woke and reflected on my days passed, of what I learned, what I saw and what I remember.  I came to realize that I was graced with … Continue reading

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Mommy is learning how to belay through Guided Discovery

Today my Mommy is learning how to belay through Guided Discovery. I am so proud of you Mommy!  For the past week, I have spent a few hours using a Guided Discovery teaching style to teach her how to belay. … Continue reading

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