I’m a Canadian living in Istanbul, the Queen of cities. Before living here I was in Japan. Before that I worked for the forest service on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. I’m a mother, a grandmother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt and a friend. I am a freelance communication skills coach, cross-cultural workshop provider, writer, photographer and artist. I am an explorer of places and ideas and having meaningful conversation over a good meal or a long walk are two of my favourite things to do. I’m a private person but I need to express my ideas in these times, so this blog is it. Enjoy.