Stay Smart #SafeTips ~ Reclaim your power and life! Smart #Survivor book excerpt "Sacred Space, mind body soul after #SexualAbuse"
Stay Safe Tips
~ Posture, walk and stance attitude as a strong VIP (very important person) the stronger and more confident you appear, the less likely you seem an easy mark.
~ Trust your intuition and instincts, stay mindfulness awareness of surroundings, people: if you are suddenly feeling creepy or uncomfortable, leave immediately and get safe. You do not have to explain anything to anyone.
~ Re-program your cell/mobile phone home, work or school numbers as something else, for example; use a nickname. Change your GPS destinations to landmarks close to home, work or school, such as a nearby gas station or variety store.
~ Never, leave your wallet or identification in your car.
~ Attach a whistle and mini LED light to your key chain.
~ Mindfulness of alcohol and drug use, particularly during get-togethers and in public, keep your beverage in your hand at all times.
~ Practice your powerful warrior’s roar; if you ever need it in a pinch to summon your power, it will flow out readily with practice.
~ When alone, allow self-locking doors to stay closed and locked including windows and be sure of uninvited guests before they enter your home.
~ Stay mindful when entering, leaving laundry rooms, workplaces, schools and any other isolated area, especially at night. Change your routine regularly and have your car or door keys in your hand. Some women, handicapped and elderly dress like men when they have to journey alone at night.
~ Stick to well-traveled, lit driving routes at night, keep gas tank full, keep all emergency kit items up to date and easily accessible, within arm’s reach. Join an emergency auto club, peace of mind. Avoid hitchhikers and if someone flags you down seemingly in distress, call 911 and do not get out of your car.
~ Use your imagination: Practice imagining that you are surrounded with a legion of spirit guides and guardian angels. In uncertain or dicey situations, stand strong, clear, and call on them to steer you away to a good space now and always. Always away from harm’s way, to always feel safe, protected and strong. Imagine a plexi glass wall powerful force field of protection around you and your loved ones.
*Reclaim your power and life with "Sacred Space mind body soul after sexual abuse , or “Life After Abuse, a practical healing guide for survivors”. Books available in ebook, paperback and large print via amazon and wherever books are sold.
*Jan Porter is a published author and survivor with over thirty years experience in human services who specializes in empowerment and inspiration. www.janporter.com
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Shining Light on a Hidden Epidemic and finding your Sacred Space after Sexual Abuse
With the wave of the international women's MeToo movement, women are finally pushing back on an age old Sexual Abuse epidemic.
Disclosing your personal story and taking a stand to make changes, you or someone that you care about still needs to navigate the healing journey. Once immediate safety and trauma issues have stabilized, there will a multitude of emotions and hard personal questions to be sifted and sorted. Thus, no matter whether you are an atheist or a seeker, Sacred Space, mind body soul includes the practical and spiritual aspects of the healing journey. Those spiritual otherworldly questions are typically void in traditional counselling, yet I believe, essential to the healing journey. This in hand with the fact that statistics mind blowing still average out to be 1 in 4 are survivors of sexual abuse in some capacity and 1 woman is raped every 17 minutes in Canada. With a daughter, nieces and a granddaughter in my life, it is time to share all of the insights and wisdom I wish I had known when I was young.
I have walked many, many miles in my own journey and now with the fortitude of post menopause (chuckle as you may), brings a very different objective sense of discerning grace, faith, passion and confidence. What I do know for certain is that healing of self and loving of self is the sacred key to happiness which ripples outward positively affecting life and those around us; through our past and ancestral lineage, now and for future generations.
I have found that it began with me; in that ditching cultural and religious beliefs, I began to honour and audaciously self-love, which is the best anecdote to carrying old garbage which serves no good to self or others. I want for all vulnerable people to grasp that notion!
We are all unsung heroes and heroines just for giving this earthly existence a go, most often blind to the bigger picture. That aged menopausal re-wiring throws a passionate curve ball into tolerance; we post menopausal crones lose tolerance for insincerity, longing for harmony, passionate love, laughter and fulfillment.
It does however, blow my mind that statistics have remained a constant estimated one in four are survivors of sexual trauma. These numbers are staggering! This has been a continuous massive ripple effect that affects all of us, including the pain and harm within the psyche of offenders. From a broader perspective, sexual assault has been a shadow aspect of civilization since time recorded, often used as a war tactic to kick out a culture’s stability at its pillars; women, children and the vulnerable.
This is a social and global issue.
Why on earth is sexual assault, still a social issue in our global society? How on earth have we become so disconnected and isolated from believing in a loving higher power, our own innate goodness and each other? It boggles my mind. I wish for and envision that I may live long enough to see the issue as ancient history in this life time and that any residue harmful effects are not carried through into my children’s generations yet to be. I wish for a rekindling sense of sisterhoods, brotherhoods and community.
I long for my children, grandchildren, people everywhere to grasp the simple fact that there is much freedom found in simply taking a moment to notice that ninety-eight percent of what you felt about someone imposing harm upon you does not belong to you. Stop, close your eyes for a moment and bring to mind a hurtful exchange and ask yourself, how much of this is really mine?
Understanding that we have much to teach our children of self worth and navigating life intuitively. The Buddhist adage holds true; that if we taught children how to meditate, and harvest innate intuition, the world would transform in one generation.
You and I are here at this crossroad in life, because our soul is calling us to grow, to love ourselves, to following the path of doing what we love to do; activities that give us joy and inspiration.
I want you to know that I know for a fact, that you are stronger than you know and give yourself credit for. Your happiness is sacred and your body, mind, feelings and contributions to the world are your own personal sacred space.
Societal judgments and out dated religious morals concerning sexual modes of conduct and behaviours are often deeply ingrained. Sometimes the most beautiful things grow in the most inhospitable of environments. While we cannot yet single handily change people and the world around us to completely ensure our ideal life for all, we can consciously choose to live to our own highest potential and make self care and self love our priority; which in turn, positively affects our lives and others in unimaginable ways.
I wish for you to be good to yourself and grow at your own pace. Remember that; love is the way out; love of self and love your life as it is. Always allow your childlike wonder, quirky authentic self to shine with gratitude, love and laughter.
As a woman who has been there and done that, I wish for you to truly know that you are a divine spark in a timeless sisterhood and brotherhood tapestry collective; you make a positive difference in the world, just as you are.
And I personally wish you loving comfort, laughter, warmth of good friendships and to always see the beauty in the world. I wish you faith, hope, grace, acceptance, confidence, insight and courage.
Blessings on your journey!
By: Jan Porter, #Survivor and author of: “Sacred Space, body mind and soul after sexual abuse” amazon.com, “Life After Abuse, a practical healing guide for survivors”, www.inspiredsoulworks.com, Twitter, GoodReads.com
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"Sacred Space, mind body soul after sexual abuse: 'Your body, mind and soul are Sacred Space. Shifting wounds into wisdom and loving life, is the art of inspired transformation. The journey out of the pain of sexual abuse to wholeness is in boldly allowing insights and inspiration to bring forth authentic empowerment, fulfillment and inner peace. Sacred Space offers insights and resources from those who have been there and bounced back better than before. The power of your ancestors and the magic of the cosmos is in your DNA!"
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ways to navigate through
. . . moving forward
Even when life seems overwhelming and happiness is out of reach, know that this time will pass and circumstances do change. Even when hurts and inner pain seem intolerable or you feel alone and isolated, there are those who care about you.
(c) *Abbreviated list excerpt from the books; “Angel Guides, love communication”, “Soul Calling, your angel guided life purpose”, “Sacred Space, mind body soul after sexual abuse” By; Jan Porter.
“The power of your ancestors and the magic of the cosmos is in your DNA!"
*Jan Porter is a seasoned personal growth and fiction author;www.inspiredsoulworks.com.
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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats
The world is changing into a global community and new opportunities for creativity and innovation are presenting themselves. Our values and expectations of the education system are moving toward inclusion of wholeness and altruism. While priority has been given to labour market trends, there remains a growing need for inclusion of other modalities to ensure self esteem, life skills and quality contribution to community at large. We have seen obvious shifts away from absolute respect for authority to autonomy. Keeping up with the exponential growth of technology is a concern, yet as north Americans, we are still steeped in stress and social ills.
Canadian labour market and lifestyle trends demonstrate shifting values in lifestyle and family value priorities creating a demand for flexibility in work and individual wholeness needs. Long gone are the days of life time commitments in employer/employee loyalty and for the most part, we tend to consider ourselves and family situations first.
Lifelong learning, individual growth and economic sustainability are facts of life in a rapidly changing world. As a parent or grand parent, we have seen phenomenal changes in public education systems, yet as a society one only has to follow current events to know that we have a long way to go in order to grow healthy fulfilled and contributing adults. To answer the probing questions of how now best to instil basic knowledge in our children, in order to produce good citizens, while providing all of the other social, emotional and spiritual needs, many are turning away from public education systems and shopping for private school alternatives.
Teachers of the future, who are able to literally translate information in new and meaningful ways, may be required to begin their specialities sooner, with significant awareness of diverse cultures. Creativity and innovation is an absolute must, with versatility in cultural applications for flexibility in global marketplaces. Exponential changes in technology must be balanced with social-emotional wellbeing.
Paradigm Education Academy of Creative Enlightenment (PEACE) is the vision of Director, Susan Terry. With Susan’s expertise in Montessori, a touch of Waldorf in hand, and the added stateside creative methodology brain child of Creative Educational Systems, PEACE school will soon open it’s doors. Visionary and Associate Director, Robert Young, teachers and staff operate within arts-in-education principles that evolve around man’s symbiotic relation with nature.Drawing on their particularareas of expertise and experience, they act as guides and role models to ensure nurturing a vision of growing creative, joyful and highly evolved young citizens.
For more information contact Susan Terry, Director, B.A., B.Ed, directly: Paradigm Education Academy of Creative Enlightenment, P.O. Box 146, Callander, Ontario, Canada, P0H 1H0, http://peace-school.org, email@example.com.
Reviewed by; Jan Porter, www.inspiredsoulworks.com
Hosting a Successful Event
Guest speakers, performers and workshop facilitators need their host organizations to help in the preparations to ensure that the event is as successful as possible.
Here are some helpful tips:
Before you make an announcement of the event:
Contact the agent directly as soon as possible and confirm your preferred date, time, location and directions.
Negotiate the event format, eg; open/closed, number of readings, lecture/interactive
If would like the author to speak or comment on other topics that may interest your group or class, refer to the Bio first and then negotiate content.
Order a sufficient supply of the Author's book well in advance; 4 weeks if possible.
If the author lives out of your area; discuss meals & accommodation availability.
Make sure the guest has a back up contact person’s information, in case of any emergency and vice versa.
Inform the agent of any special accommodations your staff or organization may need.
Advise the agent if the event is intended to be a fundraiser.
Gather a good audience:
Open to the public Events;
Fax/Email a press release to local media at least 3-4 weeks ahead. Include the Author/Speaker's promo package. A sample can be provided by the promoter.
Advertise in local newspapers. Invite your local news reporters and set up an interview.
Make use of radio/television/newspaper public service announcements. They are free.
Notify special interest groups--book clubs, local service clubs, schools, libraries, creative writing classes, senior citizen groups and professional associations. They can provide a ready-made market.
Set up a display complete with author's photos and books along with your organization’s promotional materials that is visible before, during and after the event.
Make a simple poster & flyer for distributing to local libraries, cafes etc.
Notify your staff and clientele; in your calendar of events, handout flyers and your organizations website.
Closed to the public events:
Make a simple poster & flyer for distributing through out your organization.
Notify your group in your calendar of events, with memos, flyers and on your website.
Set up a display complete with author's and your organization’s promotional materials before, during and after the event. Some promotional materials are available from the promoter.
Choose a Good Location:
Space: Provide a comfortable space with comfortable chairs for the guest and the audience.
Display Table: Books, products, promotional materials etc..
Sound System: If the room is large, such as an auditorium, be sure the sound system is conducive for the audience to hear the author and that the author can hear individuals in the audience. Be sure that the room is noise free; turn off all noisy equipment during the event.
Climate Control: Be sure the room temperature and lighting is comfortable.
Event Host: Delegate an Master of Ceremonies to introduce the guest, direct the agenda and close the event. Be sure to allow time for a question and answer period and time for signings following the event.
Ode to Black Fly
A.k.a.; Buffalo Knat, May Fly or %$#&^.
I’m sure that it is helpful to know that this winged critter is a member of the Simuliidae of the Culicomorpha Infraorder family. You may also be interested to know that there are some 1,800 known species of black flies around the globe, thankfully 11 are extinct and Canada is home to more than 100 of them. They get their nourishment by feeding on the blood of other animals, as well as us. The most popular nuisance for unsuspecting and ill prepared tourists, they can and spread disease. (Yes, I checked Wiki)
Ask some seasoned Northerners who love to share stories of ‘Black Fly Madness’ and you forego your tour and retreat to the mall.
Be of faith and fear not.
Ask other more seasoned Northern dwellers who respect the critter’s reign on how they cope and they will tell you that in knowing their habits, what is the best way to survive and enjoy your time outdoors. Basically, their seasonal reign begins toward the end of May on through until mid to late summer and are most active at sunset. (Good to know that they do go to bed at night and spare us with their inability to live long indoors.) Also good to know is, that their larvae thrive in flowing water, creeks and waterfalls. The adults have an uncanny knack for finding hair lines, eyes, ankles, entrances via sleeves and pant legs but don’t seem to bite through most clothing. Oh and yes, they do bite repeatedly. Bites are those small, bloody and intensely itchy spots behind our ears and elsewhere that can cause headaches, nausea and even lymph node swelling or allegoric reactions.
Like me, another unsuccessful master of the Black Fly high road is Wade Hemsworth.This traumatised fellow wrote the musical ditty; "The Black Fly Song" in 1949 while working in the wilds of Northern Ontario. Incidentally, the song became an animated National Film Board short film 1991; www.nfb.ca/film/blackfly, or on You Tube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjLBXb1kgMo&feature=related.
Give in to the critter madness and start a new festival or at least a new summer Olympic sport of Black Fly racing.
Take respite indoors with some ‘Black Fly Beer’ and watch re-runs of the short lived ‘Black Fly’ television series. Or curl up and read Giles Blunt’s novel; “Black Fly Season” and read about murder in Algonquin Bay where the black flies aren't the only ones out for blood. Story comes complete with an Ojibwa shaman, and a good haunting.
On the upside, there are those who firmly believe that they actually pollinate Blueberries which are rich in antioxidants and yummy.
What to do:
Timing: Strategize your day and avoid being outside during the morning, late afternoon and early evening. That means the bonfire is best after 9pm, after they’ve retreated for the night.
Clothing: Wear light colours, tuck in your shirt and pant legs into socks or try a mosquito net for your head.
Repellents: You can ammo yourself with insect chemical warfare and expensive attire. Commercial products such as Citronella might work but may need to be re-applied frequently. My father swears by the spraying of self and surrounding area with Listerine.
Change Perspective: This is the higher theory and not quite wholly mastered by the author; change how you think of this critter. In your OM approach, visualize the little critters contentedly pollinating wonderful blueberries and staying clear of you.
Whatever method you choose in order to cope, may the calm of ‘the All That Is’ be with you this Black Fly season an enjoy your summer.
Written By; Jan Porter copyright 2010
Kudos - John Foreman
Ever notice how upon meeting new people, some just seem to stand out, with their spirit staying with in your thoughts long after the conversation took place?
Regional semi-celebrity John Foreman graced the fundraiser for Maggie's Resource Centre and launch of Mystical Voices magazine this past May with a display of authentic Broad Axe Hand Hewing and folk music, is also the talent behind the Millennium Park’s bands shell built in 2001.
A side conversation drifted into John’s personal philosophy regarding forest management and harvesting practices. My mind drifted to a blurb, in the news recently about David Suzuki’s Foundation’s new Agreement with other Sustainable Forestry partners.
Once back at home office, I Googled the topic. (Incidentally, John has a web site for those wanting to now about his handhewing works, as well as videos on You Tube. )
‘The Canadian government, and several environmental organizations, which address some 72 million hectares of public forests, primarily Boreal Forest. The intent is to conserve forest and other wilderness areas while protecting caribou and numerous other living things within. Hopefully this initiative will mean a turning point to address our vision for the future. Since a vast majority of Canada’s Boreal Forest is First Nations territory, with Aboriginal treaty rights and title issues still unresolved,government is obligated to consult with Aboriginal people as partners, in order to do justice to our grander vision.
On a more micro level, are the John Foreman’s of the world, who in the early 1990’s found his grandfather's broadaxe on the garage floor of the old Foreman family homestead. His Broadaxe methodology, used in manufacturing square timber, and in the Band Shell, is the craft of hand hewing where this interesting pushing 80 lumberjack continues to build and teach. John speaks softly from his soul attempting to articulate his philosophy and approach to finding and choosing his woodworking material. Reminiscent of Suzuki’s own Biological systems and Productivity Theories. Simply, Suzuki and Foreman share a view in a harmonious human and nature balance of long-term maintenance and wellbeing that depends on the health of nature while responsibly using natural resources. While Scientists and Academics research and develop new technologies, John’s approach is not new.
So if you happen to be in downtown Bancroft’s ‘Millennium Park’, consider the band shell’s stage design and the man’s philosophy behind the structure; Kudo’s to John foreman; innovative thinker, handhewing expert and talented musician! www.handhewing.com
written by; Jan Porter, copyright June 2010
My wilderness son introduced me to Geocaching some two years ago, I can’t recall ever having had so much fun toddling about the country side is search of hidden treasure boxes.
So what is it?This outdoor treasure hunting activity is where people try to find hidden containers using latitude and longitude coordinates with a handheld GPS receiver. The GPS unit is used to navigate by entering the coordinates of the location that hosts the container. Now, the GPS only displays direction and distance to a destination, but once you get there, you still have to interpret the clues in order to find the hidden container, which can be as small as an old photo film or as large as Tupperware tub. Apparently some containers
Are as big as a 5 gallon bucket and some are donning camouflage coverings. Now that you have found the locations container, opening it up is a logbook for geo hunters to sign. Other trinkets within are for trade and add to the fun. The rule of thumb here is that if you take one out you put another in, typically, something interesting or some Geo Hunters have signature items, such as; crests, badges, coins, toy dinosaurs etc.
Geocaching is getting folks like myself, out hiking, walking, exploring nature, learning local history and the environment.
Geocaching can be considered a high tech treasure hunt version of orienteering with it’s inception in 2000 by the US military with the original intent to increase the accuracy of civilian use of their GPS satellites by a factor of 10. Growing at a phenomenal rate of more than 450,000 Geo Hunters in over 192 countries.
To find out more information about Geo Hunting, check online; www.geocaching.com., See how and where users search for caches, then download the data into their GPS's, while keeping track of the caches they've found.
One such concentrated Geo area is the Wilberforce and Greater Surroundings, which boasts as the "Geocaching Capital of Canada" www.GeocachingCapitalOfCanada.com.
written by; Jan Porter
copyright May 2010
Kudos! The Isle of Eigg—HEAD, HAND and HEART.
This community, in Scotland is in actuality, a Sustainability Centre that is proactively working to find hands on solutions to global environmental problems. Current project aims are: to reconnect people with nature, inspire people to reduce impact on the earth, promote ecological technologies and ways of living, while encouraging a greener mentality.
A few of their current projects are; using the islands sheep's wool as insulation that is sprinkled with Quassia chips to deter moths, solar panels with trackers, a vehicle designed for transporting goods that is an electric milk float which is recharged by hydro and solar power, addressing Dry Rot by curing damp materials and treating the good wood with natural linseed oil.
The Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, set up in 1997 to secure the island's sustainable future with Earth Connections, provides practical demonstration projects, workshops and residential courses. Reconnecting People with Nature courses include elements of ecobuilding, organic gardening, climate change, and wilderness exploration.
For more info: www.islandsgoinggreen.org, www.earthconnections.org.uk
“What is required of a man to be considered a measure of a man? Does one need to be a war hero, a great writer, politician, a righteous holy person, or an every day person that contributed to those around him? Dad was just my Dad, he did not achieve any requirement to be famous. Words building stories in my mind is the praise I am able to place upon him. Describing his life and those moments I observed and shared with the man is giving my measure of a man.” Edmond Alcid; ‘a Print of a Man’ www.moosehidebooks.com
The Earth is Hiring?
A symposium of sustainable opportunities; ‘The Earth is Hiring’, was held Saturday April 10th in Bancroft. Among the topical guests, keynote speaker; Toronto’s Mayor David Miller graced the stage with the presence reminiscent of Bob Rae and Al Gore. Miller spoke of projects currently under way and to the events tag line; ‘How environmental responsibility creates jobs and saves millions of taxpayer dollars’. It is a topic that is here to stay and affects every aspect of our lives.
Worldwatch Institute's Green Economy Program proposes that environmental and economic crises share common root causes, therefore ought to be solved as such. Thus, the call for community action on a global scale and a search ensues for meaningful solutions for human wellbeing while addressing environmental concerns for collective long-term sustainability.
As those who have experienced job loss, significant financial constraints and insecurities know, job security in being able to put food on the table and pay day to day living bills is an imperative priority to being able to address the larger social and environmental issues.
Be informed; www.worldwatch.org,
written by; Jan Porter
May 24th; ‘Break Free Party Weekend or Queen Victoria’s Birthday?
When my children became of age to toddle off on there own one May 24 weekend, I wondered what the archaic old gal ‘Victoria’ must think from her ghostly throne, of the transition of her birthday celebration to one of spring blast and partying.
So who was this woman, who has such an hourable day, typically set aside for Deities?
Victoria, birth named; ‘Alexandrina Victoria’ was born into this world on 24 May back in 1819 was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the first Empress of India for a reign of over 63 years. This significant time period in history is otherwise known as the ‘Victorian era’. Nicknamed; ‘the Grandmother of Europe’, her power began an era of profound ‘progress’ in industry, politics, science, and military strategy within the United Kingdom that still has far reaching affects the global community.
Perhaps a toast this May 24th?
Happy Mother’s Day to all!
written by; Jan Porter
copyright May 2010
The Grail Festival & Peace Fest 2010; a wave of evolution upon us.
While attending the recent ‘Grail Lady Faire festival & symposium; for women who care about their planet’ or ‘The Enlightened Woodstock for Women’ this past month at Grail Springs in Bancroft, hosted by; founder Madeline Marentette, I found myself humbled and moved. Some 7 days of workshops amidst powerful, and inspiring women from across the United States, Canada, as far away as Australia, Peru, United Kingdom, Brazil and more. Blessed to be caught in a wave gearing up for the International Women’s Year 2011; a call for Conscious Humanitarian and Environmentalism, presentations were given from notable thought leaders, authors, wisdom keepers, musicians, recording artists, yoga masters, healers, entrepreneurs, visionaries and green business leaders. Notable guests such as; Dale Allen and Janet Attwood renowned Inspirational Speakers, Pamela Gerrand a magical recording Artist, Vera Lopez a Wisdom Keeper from Brazil, Dr. Sugar Singleton and her mind blowing cellular healing techniques, and Alisa Starkweather who is the founder of the Red Tent Temple Movement, and more. All graced the stage and shared their knowledge with a portion of the ticket sales allocated to the 'Spirits of the Earth Foundation' in Peru. Media coverage with documentaries in the making and ongoing information available at; http://positivetv.tv/.
“If there is to be a future, it will wear the crown of feminine design.” ~ Indian Mystic Aurobindo
PEACEFEST GUELPH - Where the Conscious Come to Play, 1st Annual?
Hosted by founder; Theo Simms, www.theosimms.com, musician and seeming social activist brought a collection of profound shinning star talent to the stage July 10th, at the Riverside Concert band shell in Guelph. According to Theo, ‘there are over 2 million groups worldwide working towards social justice and environmental sustainability alone and countless committed & passionate individuals taking part. This event serves to acknowledge, celebrate and unify the greatest movement in human history.’ A gathering of talented musicians, such as Nabi Loney, Andrew McPherson & Shannon Kingsbury, Sam Turton & Jane Lewis, Prince Bamidel Bajowa, and Jenikz performed and renowned writer/poet Charlotte Fielden spoke. An event that naturally serves to promote networking for those intent on creating a harmonious presence on Earth. “We are all leaders and we are all followers. Let's make some changes ...and have fun doing it!” Check out this website to find out more about what is happening on these issues and more: www.globalonenessproject.org
written By; Jan Porter
New book: "The Ring: Memories of a Metis Grandmother"
is finally born after a decade-long gestation and countless labour pains.
The original story of love between a Métis woman, Jane Howse, and Sam Livingston, a flamboyant Irishman, first published as Tell Me, Grandmother in 1985 by McClelland and Stewart, has been updated with new information, a new cover, and approximately 200 additional images (maps, photographs and illustrations), archival and modern.
Why The Ring? Their romance is symbolized by the ring given to Jane as a token of Sam’s undying love. Unusually wrought and engraved with the words IN MEMORY OF, it remains today as a legacy to the many descendants of this remarkable couple. The Ring appeals to adults and children alike, to people of all ages who are fascinated or curious about their past. It reveals how life can often turn full circle in mysterious ways.
You can find more about this book on Lyn Hancocks newborn website www.lynhancock.com and www.grandmotherjanesring.com.
Look for her on FaceBook
(Author of "There's A Seal In My Sleeping Bag", "Winging It In The North," "Nunavut," "Western Canada Travel Smart," and 15 other titles, including the new "Tabasco The Saucy Raccoon" and "The Ring".)
For booking a presentation, contact Lyn directly.