My name is Gina Bearne.


The bride (me) - after 18 years together! A truly joyous day. I think that this photo captures that spirit.

For the last 20 years or so, I have defined my life in terms of an ability to facilitate others and create connections. I have done this in the context of community and statutory organisations in the UK, mostly with a focus on enabling people in contexts that have been coloured by pain and suffering.

Having reached my half century, I am increasingly inclined to believe that the world is changed most when we focus and build on what is best, rather than struggling with what we are getting wrong and what is most painful.

I have also reached a place where I can begin to allow myself not to do things.  What I want to do with the rest of my life is simply to shift my focus from responding to pain to connecting with joy.

How this will develop is currently unclear. Having emigrated from the UK to Canada in 2009, I am a mid-life 18 year old, not yet sure what I’m going to do when I grow up!

So this is the start of an exploration and the beginning of the next chapter of my life.

I wish you joy!

(Revised March 2010)

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