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I am a Certified Family Life Educator/life skills facilitator and counsellor on a help line for Canadian youths.
I have been working in the helping profession for 25+ years and volunteered in various capacities. I’m a mother of 2 adult children, a nana, a sister, and proud owner of a Siberian-mix cat, Bette, I refer to as my BFF (best feline friend).
I fell in love with Waka (Japanese forms of poetry) a few years ago and my nom de plume is Tournesol.
I try to follow daily prompts at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai where our host and mentor, Chèvrefeuille is dedicated to this form; he is also a published poet and encourages his followers in crafting this beautiful form of writing. I am still learning…so much to learn but this form is like painting a picture of a moment in time…in words in the classical form which would be 17 syllables in three lines, 5-7-5 although if your thought is expressed in less, that`s okay too. I find writing Waka is similar to meditating.
I have another blog at StigmaHurtsEveryone I like to talk about stereotyping, racism, well all the “isms” should be included, stigma we put on certain issues related to mental health as well as any situation that is “stigmatized” to the point that victims do not get help; sometimes it is professionals as well that need sensitizing to help victims of labels.
Alecoute-Ntouch is another website which describes the various conferences and workshops I offer on issues related to personal and professional development but it is not a community type blog like my others. I may change that now since acquired my certificate in January 2019 to teach English TEFL. Hoping to keep busy when I retire in a few years.
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Namaste, I am humbled by your visit.
Cheryl-Lynn aka Tournesol
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Tournesol dans un Jardin means: Sunflower in a garden.