"I firmly believe that telling our stories and speaking our truth is the most effective and efficient path to empowerment."  ~Lisa Browning

A lot has happened since I first launched One Thousand Trees back in 2010. Since that time (and especially during the last two years, in response to the Covid-induced chaos and confusion), I have spent a lot of time and energy trying to fine-tune my focus ... trying not to be and do absolutely everything (a difficult task as both an empath and a perfectionist!). One of my favourite quotes is printed below. I have always felt most at home with those who have struggled ... with the "broken" and "imperfect" people. I am one of them.

I have always been passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy, having struggled with mental health issues myself in the past. Creativity is also a passion of mine, because I believe that we all need an outlet for self-expression. And as a grandmother of three adorable grandchildren, empowering children to be the best they can be is also important to me.

And so, in addition to providing writing, editing, and publishing services, I have chosen to focus on three specific branches of One Thousand Trees: Saplings (children's book publishing), Sharing (anthologies of empowerment stories), and Stories magazine (a monthly online magazine of the poetry, prose and personal reflections of local, and not-so-local, writers).

Please visit my Products and Services page for more details. And please email me if I can be of service. I would love to hear from you!

There is a crack in everything.

It's how the light gets in.

Photo Credit: Margreet Kuypers