Hey, so you wanted to know a little more about just who we are at Child of the Nature Isle, well I’m flattered that you are interested…let me get you a (virtual) fresh juice and sit down to introduce myself…
My name is Terri and I live in the beautiful island of Dominica which is also known as the Nature Island of the Caribbean (hence the name for my blog). I am Mama to a darling girl born in July 2008 and a delicious baby boy born in October 2009. I parent with my partner Al-Mario who I sometimes refer to as ‘Organic Dad’ as he works as the government co-ordinator for Organic Agriculture.
A little personal history….
I grew up in the UK which is why if you talk to me you’ll find my accent a hybrid of Britishness with a Caribbean lilt. My paternal grandparents originate from Dominica but moved over to England in the 1950′s where they had all their children. When they returned to their homeland in the 1990′s I followed them with a visit and decided I had to stay. I finally moved permanently to Dominica in 2004 to delve into the heart of nature. It’s been an amazing journey thus far! I now live up in rainforest mountain area with hot springs on my doorstep – bliss!
What else I do…
Well mothering takes up the majority of my time these days but in addition to that I am a freelance writer and if you enjoy reading this blog you may be interested in more samples of my work at www.onelovelivity.com/writing. If you like what you see, you can contact me to write for your publication too!
I’m a qualified Massage therapist but, despite pleas from my clients, I do very little in the field these days! I have been promoting Health and Wellness as a Health and Wellness consultant for the Government of Dominica and have organised the Annual Health & Wellness Expo for the last 3 years. I also get invited to give talks at public events on many aspects of natural living which is always fun.
I’m passionate about living in harmony with nature and when time allows I conduct Ecopsychology workshops, which allow small groups to enjoy a deeper connection to the natural world and each other. This work has many applications from team-building, environmental awareness and holistic land planning.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Do get in touch if you want to ask me anything else!
terri (at) childofnatureblog (dot) com