Living a primed life

Live • Play • Seek

What is a primed life?

After successfully raising 4 children, two of my own and two of my sister’s following her passing, I was more than ready to begin fully living my life. Like many others though, during those intense parenting and working years, I had neglected me. I no longer knew what filled my “personal well” with meaning. 

Though few of us live in a home with a well and a pump, priming the pump refers to putting some water in so it can pull more out. To do that in my personal life, to show up and be fully engaged, has meant re-connecting with all aspects of myself. Some I had known and some are yet to be discovered: Live. Play. Seek. 

The journey and all the things I have learned about creating a healthy and satisfying life in the present and for the future is what this site and my workshops are all about.


My Mantra-Step Out, Step Up, Show Up

If I had a mantra, it would be step out, step up and show up. Over these last three years, those simple words keep me moving forward. As mantras go, I think it is a pretty good one, especially this last week. I am tired. Tired, but in a good way. Tired because I have...

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Say, Have You Worked Out That Emotional Core Lately?

I have come to think of resiliency as our emotional core. Just like our physical core, it needs regular attention. If you have ever tried to get back into your fitness regimen after a few weeks holiday or after being sick, it is readily apparent that your body is not...

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Please Come Out to Play. Health Benefits of Nature

Play isn’t just for kids and neither is time in nature. Remember as a kid when your days were spent outside, as many hours as you could manage? There you explored the world, often by foot, or on a bike. Much of what we did was good for us, but of course we didn’t know...

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Happiness On A Budget, As Not Seen On Social Media

Happiness on a budget, there’s something we don’t talk much about. If we are to believe what we see on social media, everyone else is out there enjoying the most fabulous vacations, trips and experiences. What we see less of are the low key, low cost but no less...

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A Country’s Birthday and Redefining Age

Age and aging are, I have decided, rather subjective terms. July 1st is the national day of celebration of the country I call home – Canada. At 150 years she is  either a teenager or an elder, depending on which country might be voicing its opinion.  This got me...

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More than a story of empty nest, mine is about having the courage to fully become myself. A journey of testing the boundaries of who I thought I was, what I need to fill my life with meaning and learning how to savour it. Now, I am also prepared to teach those ready to learn, how to prime the well of life.