About Me

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, I grew up on a small, mixed farm in central Alberta. There’s no question that my upbringing has influenced who I am as a person, but I’ve also grown a lot. I think it’s important to be honest and kind with yourself and others, to spend time thinking about things in your life so that you can learn from your mistakes and not let them keep haunting you. To help with that, I have actually written a book Love Your Skeletons. It’s about overcoming those mistakes and painful events that can linger into the present and prevent you from being as happy and fulfilled as you are meant to be! It’s available as
– a paperback (lulu.com)
– an ebook (pdf) (lulu.com)
– from amazon.com paperback
– from amazon.co.uk paperback
– SOON! It will be available as an audio book as well.

I’m a bit of a renaissance woman — I do everything from write, edit, knit, canoe and kayak, sing, and work on the farm.

I’ve also written my second book, York Boat Captain — 18 Life-Changing Days on the Peace River to chronicle the York boat adventure I had in 2011. It was amazing, and it really was life-changing. You can order this book online, too, and at various places in around Alberta.

Where I’m at These Days

I’m back from my Northern adventures, living in Fort Simpson and Wrigley (you can still read the posts about it, of course). I’m now living on the farm I grew up on — I guess I’ve come full-circle! 🙂 Living on the farm is both fun and hard work, and I am loving it.

I hope you enjoy my blog! Leave comments when the mood strikes ya!

10 thoughts on “About Me

    Tony Bernez said:
    March 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Teresa – I just stumbled across your blog while searching for info on Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s book, My Stroke of Insight. What an amazing book, and an amazing author! You have a very natural ease in your writing style that’s inviting and engaging, so I’m betting your book will be very readable, and hope many people get to read it. I live in Boston these days, and visited your neck of the woods (Lake Louise and Banff) with my Boy Scout troop way back in 1967! I remember thinking that was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen and promised myself I’d return there someday, but have yet to make that happen. Thanks for posting your thoughts here. I’ll come back to visit your writing as time allows. Best wishes, and have a great life!

    johnwwwatson said:
    May 8, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing Teresa. I enjoyed your photos very much, they were the moments I would capture- cows, turtles & flowers. Haleakala looks like Mars, just beautiful and you see the little things. After I read your “About Me” I think you are indeed a kindred spirit especially after I found, Love Your Skeletons, which I am reading (very good).

      Teresa responded:
      May 14, 2010 at 4:18 am

      Thank you, John! If you like, I can add you to my list of people to notify when Love Your Skeletons is available in print. 🙂 I have been very busy lately, but the book is still on the way!
      Take good care,

    beth said:
    May 13, 2010 at 4:24 am

    hi teresa, glad i came upon your words this night. i am an artist and feeling this concentration i would like to do entitled “jelly fish” and ur definations have been a witness , peace and aloha

    Julie Jarnagin said:
    May 24, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Nope, not too religiousy. I think using the paradigm of it is good because so many people are still on that page, so to speak. Teresa, keep up the good work. Love the blog!

    Kendra Thornton said:
    September 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm


    The reason I have reached out to you is because of your blog! I see that you are into living a healthy, holistic lifestyle and practice yoga! With that being said, did you know that it is Yoga Awareness Month right now?

    I wanted to reach out and let you know that there are a lot of hotels are celebrating throughout the U.S. and offering fabulous classes, many complimentary! As a former Director at Ortiz Communications, trendy travel tips are always on my radar and just thought you might be interested!

    I would love to hear back from you and possibly work on a little collaboration!

    McKenna Susemiehl said:
    July 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I read your story about your adventure flying from Wrigley, NT, to Fort Simpson (very cool) and I’m doing some research for a book that I’m writing and wanted to ask you a few questions about your experience since I can’t go there myself. I would love it if you could contact me so that I can ask you about it!

      Teresa responded:
      July 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Okay, I’ll be in touch! 🙂

    Tor Eivind Johnsen said:
    January 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm


    I’m a norwegian that has been searching for that special place on earth since i was 6 years old. I have actually narrowed my spot to a lake near Wrigley. For months I have tried to find strings to grab, to get me one step nearer my goal. I want to just visit that lake maybe for a month or two and see how things are. I would be grateful if you contacted me so I could pass you a few questions – if you find some time. Take care! Thanks.

    David said:
    June 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    A Flickr member has posted a shot of yours, claiming it’s hers.

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