Greetings, traveller. This is the blog for Willow Healing Space. A few years ago, my husband and I moved from the Toronto suburbs to an off-grid haven of peace and quiet on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It is a custom-built log home on 25 acres, 4 acres of which is organic gardens, the rest is forest. We have a Dutch barn and a chicken coop, and there are two brooks and a pond on the property. The place was in need of some TLC but we've spent the last 5 years getting it into shape. Our dream was to create a retreat where folks could come and take a break from the urban/suburban grind and relax in a beautiful, peaceful country setting. It's been an interesting journey so far, with some trips and falls, and more than a few steep learning curves. We had a wrench thrown into our plans a couple of years back with a major health scare, now resolved, thankfully. But it set us back quite a bit - not to mention financially. I've just started back into the retreat business, trying to get it on its feet again - please check out the redesigned website for details. We'd be glad if you would pop in from time to time as we continue this journey, and walk a while with us along the road less travelled.