where strength & stillness meet...
A born and raised city girl, I always felt that I could very possibly live on a deserted island...as long as there was a Starbucks, of course.
Although not exactly a deserted island, I found myself in a small northern Alberta town surrounded by miles of boreal forest, freshwater lakes, and an array of wildlife. And, it was here that I stumbled upon a very special place.
Tucked in the midst of nature's raw splendour, I felt as though I was in the middle of nowhere, yet 'home' all at the same time. It was a place where the busyness of life seemed to drop away, where one could take the time to reflect, and where the surroundings evoked a quiet solitude, yet a deep sense of community, too.
And, since there wasn't a Starbucks anywhere near this 'deserted island', I felt called to create a place of union; where souls are uplifted and judgement drops, where strength and stillness meet, and where one cannot help but to THRIVE!
I often ask myself if I did indeed stumble across this unique gem of a place or if, perhaps, it in fact found me...
"Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments." ~ Nietzsche