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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

Ingredients
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

Method

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."