The Big Reveal

It has been 9 months since the pandemic began – the gestation period to conceive, incubate & give birth to new life. In some ways, many of us have been giving birth to a new existence. The Big Reveal is YOU! The real you who is here to contribute in only the way that you can. Read more.

Voice to Vision

As an artist, I started giving voice to vision long ago. And although it is a necessary and natural process for me, expressing your truth is not without risk. At the moment, Mother Earth is my boss, directing my communication. Read Voice to Vision.

Honouring Seasons

The process of creating is very simple, and often unexpected, for me now. I like to set an intention, get out in nature, collect beautiful objects, and express creatively. This mandala moment honours the changing seasons and nature.

Projects and Purpose

I always have a project on the go that helps me feel productive and purposeful. Maintaining and evolving The Hive involves continuous attention. We have been cleaning debris and clearing a portion of the forest that belongs to our property for years and years. As well, the buildings are always being updated with features that help make the guest experience … Read More

I’ve Been Bit – In Clarington

The Hive Centre and Stay was recently featured in Travel Blog – I’ve Been Bit – in an article titled “You’ll Fall For These Awesome Things to Do in Clarington, Ontario”. Author and former guest of The Hive, Lindsay, explores some of the amazing things to do in Clarington as well as the features and characteristics that make our community … Read More

COVID & Clarity

There is no doubt that these are difficult times to navigate and adapt to – what I find interesting is that collectively, we seem to be finding clarity amidst COVID and teachings in the turbulence. I consider this to be a time of incubation – for birthing ourselves and the beginnings of a new reality. Read the October Edition of Elsii … Read More

Birch Polypore

Some interesting mushrooms are popping up at The Hive. Birch Polypore is not considered a delicacy but it is a powerful medicinal mushroom that is anti-viral, anti-parastic and anti-bacterial. Makes a good tea!

Mandala Moment

#MandalaMoment – For all of those who bring immeasurable gifts to the #corporeal realm. Remembering with gratitude, my friend Gail.

Lakeside Love

For the first time in over 20 years, our family returned to Balsam Lake. It was our Provincial Park de choix when we were younger. So many memories and good times! A couple of weeks later we went back to Balsam Lake for a 2-night camping trip. It was chilly but a lot of fun! I was able to explore parts … Read More

Sweet Music at The Hive

It was quite thrilling to hear the sound of soulful music emanating from The Hive Stay in early September. A group of incredible musicians came together to get creative. Their inspired energy resulted in numerous original songs. Can’t wait for the next event!