I am a writer, editor, poet, storyteller, Reclaiming eco witch, mother and grandmother.

I live in Ottawa Canada — unceded and unsurrendered original territory and meeting place of the Algonquin, St Lawrence Iroquoian and Anishinabewaki, (ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᒃ) people; later settled by English, French and other Europeans; now also home to immigrants and refugees from Asia and the Middle East as well as innumerable generous plant and wary animal beings.

For many years I have written and edited resources to enhance wellness and improve health equity for those experiencing or who may be at risk of physical and mental health challenges. As I ease into my crone years, my writing has become more focused on crafting words that strive to echo the magical and mythic voices of the living land and her beings.

For more about my professional work check me out at LinkedIn, or my totally out of date website: http://www.word-smith.com.

1 Comment

  1. Hello Diane,
    I read the labyrinth article in Crosstalk (February)and saw your name. My maiden name is Perazzo and I have never known of another Perazzo ( your husband, Richard?) in Ottawa. I am Phyllis (Perazzo) Paryas in Kanata at pmparyas@hotmail.com. My phone no(unlisted) is 613-592-5813. I would love to speak with you. I am a parishioner at St John’s, North March(Kanata) where we donated an outdoor labyrinth to the church in 2006.Hope to hear from you.

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