About

Monna4

ME
I am Monna McDiarmid.
{My family name is Scottish
and this will make things easier:
Mona McDerrmid.}

FROM
It’s complicated!
Still a Canadian at heart
after many years of living away.
Cali Colombia,
Monterrey Mexico,
Barcelona Spain,
Bangkok Thailand,
Yokohama Japan.
Five countries. Four continents.
(My Spanish should be
much better than it is.)

WORK
I’m a Counselor and Acdemic Advisor
at international schools which means
I help kids with their problems
and their apps to university.

LOVES
I love to travel and read and write
(I am haunted by stories).
I like to go to the movies (in Paris,
Barcelona and anywhere in Japan
where theatres are like churches).
I dig photography
and gorgeous interiors
Not so wild about the ironing.
I appreciate chocolate
(in all its forms),
poems by Mary Oliver,
exquisite silver jewelry,
cookbooks, Instagram,
good service, the iPhone 6,
and my lovely man.

THIS SITE
Since 2006,
I’ve written about
life at home in Japan,
our travels,
creativity
and thriving.
I also write a poem
every weekday.

LEARN WITH ME
I believe in our ability
to change,
to notice,
and to feel grateful.
I believe that creative acts
make us healthier and happier.
I’ve designed a course called
Geography of Now
and I’d love
for you to join us.

P.S. I’m working on another.

WELCOME.

 
 
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