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.


Is it time to broaden your reading horizons?

Are you a reader? You know what I mean, beyond the slew of texts, social media updates by friends and families or quick hit news and entertainment bits. Are you reaching out and reading something more? Reading, the act of leaning into a story or pursuing an answer to...

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Will You Be My Un-Valentine? Alternative Belonging

Alternative belonging. It's where my thoughts go, the day before Valentines. Ah Valentines. The flower giving, chocolate eating, marriage proposal, gift giving, dinner out frenzy. I think about all the people for whom none of that will happen. A day in which they...

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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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Purpose and Passion and Vision, Oh My!

Finding your purpose, aka why am I here and what am I meant to do in this life is a perplexing question, especially if you’re not sure how to use your talents and skills. These days the answer most frequently given is “follow your passion”. But what does that really...

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Lessons in Balance. Finding Your Way In A Busy World.

What is the opposite of the fear of missing out? As an introvert, the fear of doing too much of course! Is there such a thing as work life balance? Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson said she thinks work/life balance is an idea created by men to make women feel...

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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. 

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