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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rented Out The House

In the middle of a muddle. So much to do. So little time. I need a nap!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wind Blown

Love the moon bringing in the wind to send the scorching sun away.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bird Totems

Winged ones send our prayers to the Creator. What type of birds present themselves in your life? Bird totems offer symbolic characteristics to help you reflect on your life. Did a bird die near you recently? Pay attention to an end of a way of being.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rain Rain Go Refresh The Forest

Rhubarb Cobbler

I'm always happy when my garden has a big juicy rhubarb plant or two! Reminds me of Alberta pioneers like my grandparents using what they had available. Today I made a cobbler. He likes it! 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Be My Own Life Coach

I want to be my own Life Coach. I want to listen to my true self and design my life in a way that brings blessing to others while at the same time prosperity and happiness to me and my family. I know my own mind and yet often I have made choices that support a safe journey rather than one I can continue to be truly passionate about.
Thirty years in education has been a path of Life Long Learning. It has brought me joy seeing students embrace their learning. It has shown me good teachers who care for others and work steadfast to plan for student success. It has brought me through all grades from Kindergarten to High School, teaching all levels and working as Principal and Assistant Principal in public, private and federal reserve schools. My lastest position running Fort McMurray's Public School District  Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative has encouraged entrepreneurial spirit in First Nation's and Metis youth. So now I will take the next step. A leap of faith. I will venture into unknown waters. Boldly going where I have not yet been. Today I will build a website for Wildflowerfox Healing Arts. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Raw Raw Chickee Ball Cookies - By Wildflowerfox

Yields 12 balls

1 16 ounce can of cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 Tablespoons raw organic honey
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons raw organic almond butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Pinch of himalayan salt
1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips


1. Combine chickpeas, honey, sugar, baking soda, almond butter, vanilla, and a pinch of salt in a food processor and process until smooth.

2. Remove to a bowl and stir in half a cup of the chocolate chips. Form into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until solid.

3. In a double boiler, melt remaining cup of chocolate chips. Dip the balls into the chocolate until covered, then place back on parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Freeze until chocolate has hardened, then store at room temperature.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Keeper Of The Land - Oil Sands, Alberta

Last week of work at Fort Mc Murray Public School District. High School Exams are finishing up. Paul Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative complete for this term. I will miss the students and people I have met in this area.

Dorothy McDonald was chief of Fort McKay First Nation between 1980 and 1986. She made many improvements in the quality of life for her people. She worked to develop such services as a sewage system, water treatment plant, upgraded roads and improved housing. She also initiated the Fort McKay Group of Companies in the mid 80's which now earns more than 2$million a month.

As a "keeper of the Land" McDonald said, When you walk the good road, you know what is right. Your spirituality guides you and anything is possible,"

May Fort Mc Murray, Fort Chipewyan and  Fort Mc Kay continue to prosper. May people make good choices for the earth and for each other. The oil sands is not the place for me. But it is a great resource for Canadians. As long as we are mindful that the Earth is generous with its bounty; how can we be good stewards? Can we save some resources for our children's children? Can we find new ways to energize? Do we need to take it all right now? I hope we will be like Chief McDonald and use our resources wisely with out polluting the environment which we have depended on for centuries. Chief McDonald said, " If you take care of the land, it will take care of you."

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wild Flower Fox's Smart Phone Etiquette

Seeing that my relationship with my Smart phone has become too codependent, I'm on a mission to change the way I fill in the gaps during the day.

Strategy #1
No phone at the table with friends and family. Enjoy their company. Listen and share sincerely.

Strategy #3
Give the phone a rest while in bathroom. Need I say more?

Strategy #4
No phone on dog walk... (Tweak that!)bring digital camera instead.

Phone in glove box during commute. People can wait. Safety First.
No point in becoming another statistic.

When travelling, pull over to a rest stop and bring out the digital camera. It takes better landscape shots than the smart phone and you will avoid window spots from rain, bugs;or in this Canadian's case, snow on the photo.

Strategy #7
Lights off for bed. No scrolling or texting. Set alarm on and other alerts off.
Have a pleasant, undistracted sleep.

Enough for now!