The Forest House is our home as well the location of East and West of the River Wellness, an innovative, holistic 'cottage industry’. It was conceived on a Vision Quest in Nova Scotia in 2000, after a period of deep soul searching and upheaval in my life. Inspired by Marion Zimmerman Bradley’s book of the same name, depicting a healing sanctuary where women were taught the healing arts while living their days reverentially with nature. 

Enchanted Forest. Magical Refuge. A small cottage in the woods. The Forest House was built in 2001 with the intention to enliven the imagination as a place to heal and become whole. It is a healing sanctuary where the heart can open and the spirit can be renewed. If you feel lost and your journey is difficult and the path is unclear, The Forest House will give you food, shelter and guidance on how to proceed.

The Forest House is our beloved dream, a work in progress, not fully actualized. Yet it is enough. It is full of love, beauty, magic, peace, charm, whimsy and mystery. Like each one of us.


We are having experiences all the time which may on occasion render some sense of this, a little intuition of where your bliss is. Grab it. No one can tell you what it is going to be. You have to learn to recognize your own depth.
— Joseph Campbell