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Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Why I Write

For me, writing is more than a creative outlet; it also helps me make sense of the world. My curiosity about life and how we live it is insatiable. I am forever asking the questions, big and small. By telling my stories and sharing my perspectives, it is my hope that readers find connection, that they see themselves in what I write or that they find a new understanding.

My style has been described as akin to "thinking aloud." Sometimes it's humorous and self-deprecating, sometimes weighty and pensive. Mostly, I strive for uplifting and hopeful and always to write with honesty.


Some things you might like to know about me

  • I'm a mom and stepmom to four young adults

  • My husband and I share our home with five rescue cats

  • I have a practice as a mental health counsellor

  • My favourite smells are beeswax and cilantro but not at the same time

  • My favourite books are The Little Prince and To Kill a Mockingbird

  • I am an obsessive genealogist (is there any other kind?). Find me here

  • When I need an energy boost, I go for a walk in the woods

  • I have mad love for singer Bobbie Gentry

  • Mother Nature is my hero

  • I believe in the inherent goodness of people


Appreciated Words from Appreciative Readers

I just wanted to thank you, Dana, for sharing your family stories with us. I have to confess that I am greatly enjoying your writing, learning things and absorbing your wisdom and insight. At times it feels like you speak from my heart, it feels so familiar and comfy what you are sharing with your audience, at times it brings tears to my eyes ...


"Wow, it's like you wrote, almost word for word, my own childhood experience of Christmas with my father!"


"Oh, Dana, your blog is beautiful, honest and gritty as always! Thank you for sharing such personal insights with us."



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