Deanna Regan

A former Maritimer, I live in Vancouver and love everything about it, except, of course, its distance from the Maritimes.

I have three daughters, which is a lot of fun, except when it’s not. I’m addicted to running, biking, swimming and doing yoga. My motto is breathe.

The rare distinction of being the youngest of nine children (also known as a mistake) is all mine; and in answer to your inevitable next question, yes, we are all from the same parents.

I love to laugh, ski, read, and eat when someone else cooks for me. And yes, I love to write. It connects me to the world in a different way; as though my fingertips have a mind of their own.

Beauty is all around me, whether it is my daughters sweet breath or moss covered branches in the forest, and I continually wonder at my good fortune.  Other times I’m seized by the misfortune of mediocrity. Which of these wins the day is anyone’s guess; being full of surprises is my gift to you.

  1. Jacqui (Hoganson) Langlais
    December 10, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Great blog Deanna! Maybe I will try a second marathon after all.

    • December 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks Jacqui – just like labour, it can be an entirely different experience!

  2. January 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Deanna:

    I found you through Kathy McC.’s blog…I like what I’ve read of your blog so far!

    I’ve lived in the Maritimes for 27 years (born in Ohio, grew up in Ontario)…I am also mom of three daughters (and a stepdaughter and stepson), and a relatively new Gramma (another girl, almost 16 months old). I currently live just outside Saint John, New Brunswick.

    I also have a fascination for East Indian literature…my ex-husband’s grandparents were missionaries there from the 1920’s through the 1960’s. “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry is one of the best books I’ve ever read!

    I like red wine and I’m a tea fanatic! I do not run (bad knees), even though I’ve been dreaming of it a lot for the past year.

    I have subscribed, and look forward to future entries!

    Wendy

    • January 4, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      Welcome, and thank you! Maritimers have a special place in my heart, and are geographically well represented on my reading shelf as well, come to think of it.

  3. January 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Deanna,
    You asked me to take a look at your site and I like it. One thing you could do is to fill more of the blog header with a more professional banner. I know of a woman who does my banners who is extremely reasonable. You may also want to place a widget on your sidebar that lists your popular posts or even any guest posts that you have written for others.
    I do like the clean look. One thing I never liked was the archives on the sidebar. What you should do is to have a lot of your categories as menus either below or above your banner. Go to my site at http://totallyuniquelife.com and you will see what I mean. It gives people an instant view of what your blog is all about.
    You can also contact me via my Contact page which is also a page you should have if anyone wants to contact you. Kontactr is a free application that allows you to create a non-spam contact page. Check mine out and you’ll see what I mean.

    Best,
    Bob

    • January 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your insight; design not my strong point. Who wants to look at dusty old archives? I agree they look as enticing as a day old cheeseburger!

  4. May 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hello! I just discovered your blog via The Milk Tree. Great stuff! I’ll be a frequent visitor …

  5. March 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I came across your article in Impact mag – you have a gift of prose. Love your writing, ypur candor and your sweetly created life:)
    Here’s to running for the high of endorphins!

  6. October 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Deanna,

    I just have a question about your site – If you could please email me back when you get a chance I’d greatly appreciate it.

    Kindly,
    Jamie

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