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New Attitude Guru - Nade the Nag

New Attitude Guru
Nade the Nag

Nade the Nag returned today to congratulate me.
Nadina pointing at Fitness Canada

Twenty-eight days complete with her as my
New Attitude Guru

Training at the Cooper Institute of Aerobic Research (see my Bio)

So onto the scale where I had begun at 178 lbs.
Now to Nade the Nag's delight and Nadina's as well
162 lbs gave us the proof!

Yes, the dancing has paid off
Tap shoes with Wings

Maarten is thrilled to see his Nadine returning
and is assisting by companioning me through cheerleading and affirmation.
He has also supported my choices of anti inflammatory food.
That is another story.

I've signed on with Nade the Nag again
It is wonderful to welcome her back.



Gazing Into the Wisteria


Gazing Into the Wisteria

The scent of Wisteria had been wafting into my office window
and intoxicating me with its aroma.

Gazing Into the Wisteria

To stop and look at the wonder of a Wisteria Blossom

Is to see the Beauty of Creation itself.



Healing Moments


Healing Moments

Jane O'Keeffe has been my Human Angel of Healing for six years.

She came to me first as a CranioSacral Therapist,

to release the tension in my head and neck before my brain and cervical spine surgery
and continues to companion me and assist me.

Jane - CranioSacral Therapist

I asked her to stand by 'Healing Portals' to take her picture.
She had just finished releasing all the tension from my body.

Jane is a total blessing, a dear friend and a gifted healer.



Stopping to Smell the Roses


Stopping to Smell the Roses

Good evening dear wise womyn:

Fynn and I journeyed around the West Bay walkway tonight
and found exquisite wild rose bushes, much to our delight.

His because they are his 'favorite'
"Because they smell like you mama"
Fynn and Mama, Shannon

My favorite because they remind me of you.
I told him of a magical place called Maarnada
where the wild roses love to grow and spread their scent,
and how there lives a wise and wonderful
Grantie Nadina
who loves the roses as much as we do.
Nadina and Rose

 After asking Spirit if he could,
Fynn carefully picked one flower
and gingerly carried it all the way home.

Fynn's flower carried all the way home

Big Hugs, Shannon



The Little Shoes of Hope

The Little Shoes of Hope

The Ravens call outside my window....They always remind me
of our canoe named Raven that Maarten built.

Renee and Nadina

In the Spring of 1994, my Heart Daughter Renee, helped build a Tribal Journeys Canoe
called 'Raven Song' and Renee is the Storyteller in this link to 'Raven Song'.
Tsimshain Artist and carver Bill Helin, had dedicated 'Raven Song' in honour of his Grandparents.

Renee was called Hope by the other artists building 'Raven Song' and
Nadina means Hope, so the little shoes, of which we speak, have a lot
of Hope connections.
Renee's brother Sean and wife, Tanya, announced their pregnancy
with their future son, Dominic, at a dinner in their home in 2002.
The family also asked God's blessing on Renee and Dave's prayer
to conceive a child.
For six and a half long years, Renee, had longed for a baby
She had surgery to unblock her tubes in April 2005.

The same year, it was my first visit to Renee and Dave's home
for her Mother Andrea's 60th Birthday.
I met Renee at the top of the stairs in the kitchen.
The light beamed through the window and my Spiritual Eye saw her pregnant.
In truth she appeared to me as the Goddess of Fertility.

In my sharing the smaller vision, Renee would ask a number of times over the next years,
"Are you sure you saw me pregnant?"
"Do you know when that might be?"

My answer was, "Yes, I saw you pregnant"
"No, I don't know when. It always feels like 'NOW' in the Spirit Realm"

In 2007 Renee and Dave chose the fertility route,
high quality eggs were harvested
and they called Renee the Easter Bunny.

Renee became pregnant but miscarried.

Taking a little time out Renee and Dave went to Disneyland
and after one more try
decided to take a break from the fertility route.

A few months later, Maarten and I were on our date,
when in a store, called 'My Sister's Closet', I saw a little pair of baby shoes.
They were little Fire person shoes. Renee and David are both volunteer Firefighters.
The little shoes were GLOWING and asked me to send them to Renee.
The little shoes were GLOWING and asked me to send them to Renee.

When I got into the car, I shared the shoes with Maarten.
He was very concerned that by sending the shoes it might hurt Renee
as she hadn't become pregnant.

The Vision, My Heart, and the Little Shoes insisted I send them.
Renee received them with great delight and called them her shoes of Hope.

Six months later
Renee's friend Ruth had sensed Renee becoming pregnant
and her Bella Dad had a dream of her having twins.
Renee and David would naturally conceive the Bella Boy in April 2008
He would be born January 9, 2009.
It's a BOY!

The Bella Liam Alexander Hildebrand would fill the little shoes of Hope.
We give thanks for the blessings.

Renee's friend Belle from work shared with her that in the
Jewish Faith this was a 'Seven year' which meant completion and perfection.
Renee holding Liam i the shoesPicture of Dave holding Liam in the shoes

I wanted to complete the month of May with this story.
Thank-you to Mother Earth for holding, nurturing and supporting us on this Earth Walk.
And on this day of Pentecost, gratitude for the gift of the Holy Spirit
and the breath of the Wind that blows Spirit into life.


Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee
Steward of Sacred Hope
Nadina Storyteller of Maarnada

Related stories: Touched by Love & Forever Friends



The First Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary


The First Wild Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary

The First Wild Rose Asked To Be Given To Mary



Sunset Blessing From Maarnada


Sunset Blessings From Maarnada

In the Western Sky the Light Path streams across the Bay

and sets my face and heart aglow.

I give thanks for the Beauty of this day.

Sunset Blessing from Maarnada

My Rose Song Bird glistens in reflection

Sunset Blessing from Maarnada

The scent of our first Wild Rose fills ever cell of my being

Sunset Blessing from Maarnada

All is Well.



Touched By Love

Touched By Love

May 16th 2009 the family and friends of Miller Bell came together to celebrate Miller's life.

We were welcomed into the loving home of Miller's Grandson Sean, wife Tania, sons Nathan and Dominic.

Above the fire place in the living room overlooking the gathering was Michelangelo's painting
of God reaching out to touch Adam.

It reminded me of Renee's profound photo and placing it on Maarten's sculpture that I sent to the family
after Miller died.

Touched by Love - Liam and Miller

Miller was married to Jean Ray sister of Floss Ferguson.... who I spoke about in Forever Friends.

Floss held and shared lifelong pictures of Jean, Jim and her family....

Andrea, Miller and Jean's daughter greeted me. While hugging my friend, I heard myself saying "Congratulations".

And later I would say farewell and say "Congratulations" again.

In reflection it was the perfect word.... Andrea has been a pillar of strength and faith in this family.

Miller's and Jean's life had some brutal moments including the tragic death of Jean and their son Jim.

Over the years, Miller and I had some soul filled moments and deep discussions of his life.
The first came when he had a sculpture created for his Granddaughter Renee's and David's wedding.

It would be a seal pup named Chimo in memory of Jean and her dog Chimo.

Miller told me he would have been there more for Jean but his career as a Victoria Police officer took him away.

I felt Jean's presence as she listened to Miller's plea of forgiveness....

The love streaming through comes through the touch stone.

On Good Friday April 10th 2009 the female side of the family had gathered for a shower
for Renee and Liam

As Renee and I said goodbye there were two requests for which my Heart Daughter longed....
A bouquet of gratitude for her cousin Nicci for giving the Shower
Which created the Forever Friends story

The second was time with Pappa Miller to share her Liam.
Miller had been so delighted to see
his granddaughter pregnant, healthy and glowing.

And now through Renee's pictures here is the connection
Eye to eye, heart to heart, hand to hand.

Liam and Miller

She had her last moments with Miller sharing the Bella Hildebrand Boy.

As if passing the torch, Liam had come in, connected with his Great Grandfather, and soon after Miller released.

For a life lived the best he could and a family that will continue on living life the best they can

Congratulations and Gratitude,

You are touched by Love

and Love is Forever.

On the day of the Celebration of Miller's life Renee had
placed my gift of the little fireman's shoes
on Liam's feet..... the little shoes of Hope had been filled.

That is another story.

Touched by Love - Liam and Miller


Heart Songs

"Heart Songs"

As I hadn't got a picture of "Sara's Song" on its own, I was out taking a picture of the other "Song Bird" sculpture.
Green Bird
The little Song Sparrow started posing high atop Aquila's Wings making sure I got both sides.
Song Sparrow on Aquila's wingsSong Sparrow on Aquila's wings
Standing on the Maarnada Rose, I heard the Robin and then there it stood ever so briefly on Mary's head.
Robin on Mary's head
Down in the stone studio I spotted my heart bird a "Rose Song Dove".
It is easily held in my hand and can travel with me.
Rose Song Dove in my hand
 I asked Maarten to gift me with the "Rose Song Dove".
You can see the cut in the thumb, caused by the little bird being a little small for those very large hands and the sculptor's tools.
Rose Song Dove in Maarten's hands
Peace came with me as he gifted me with my 'Heart's Song'
'Heart's Song in Peace Petals
As if in affirmation the 'Song Sparrow' sang from high atop 'Orcas Wings'
Song Sparrow on Orca Wings
As I down loaded the pictures Maarten had returned from his walk.
At the same time Maarten called me,  I heard the Orcas deep out breath as a family of four cruised close to our rocks.
The 'Song Sparrow' continued to sing as the Orcas' great blows sounded.
Maarten said, "Did you hear the 'Song Sparrow' at the same time?
There is a sculpture there.
 The 'Song Sparrow was letting us know their arrival".


Nade the Nag

Nade the Nag

I could feel her coming and there she was, "Suck it up Princess, Faery, Hag!!!

I didn't spend all of those years dancing, and training to become a first class Trainer of
Fitness Leaders, Wellness and Alternative Exercise Guru, Health Promotion and Wellness Educator to not have a space in your life!!!!!!!

 You are mine three hours a day and throughout the day I will be blowing the whistle on you!!!

Three times twice I'm telling you!!! Your body deserves some great personal training and Nade is back!

The Rose and Faeries can have you in the Dawn light, along with the WOW's and Spirit Guides.

They can also have you after lunch for a meditation and at sunset!!!

Prepare yourself because this transmission is very physical, creative, and will be given to you daily!

Do you hear me? Now go weigh yourself, let Maarten help you!

One hundred and seventy-eight pounds
178 pounds
Wow we have lots to work with!"
Now lets Dance!!!!!

Nade the Nag Personal Trainer of Nadina of Maarnada

Nad The Nag



Petals of Peace
I Heard the Song Sparrow Call My Name - May 8, 2009

I Heard the Song Sparrow Call My Name

First from the Wild Rose Branch in the East and then high atop Aquila's Wings from the North
I heard the Song Sparrow call my name
"Tell our stories... Sing your songs
Have some fun...Take us along".

I Heard the Sparrow Call My Name

Maarnada's Aquila is the bird of Zeus that came down to inspire the sculptor and storyteller of Maarnada to tell magical stories in present time


May Eve Blessing

May Eve Blessing

Love and Gratitude flow through us as we give thanks on the Maarnada Rose.

The Spirit of the Wind breathes through us as we breathe together.

May 1st 2009 is the 41st Anniversary of the day we met.

"When the Princess Met Her Prince" tells the story.

Now in present time we say thank-you to the Universe for placing us on each other's path to create a new path.

We give thanks to the Earth for holding nurturing and supporting us on this Earth Walk.

The Womb Waters of the Mother Ocean surround this point of land.

The Maar and the Nada coming together to create Maarnada.

This is a day of energetic symbolism.....dancing around the Maypole

that brings God and Goddess and the greening together.

A connection between Heaven and Earth.....Co-creative partnership.

Maarten had created the Carrara Marble Path Marker.

Our large Maple Tree gave us the Wooden Womb.

I asked Maarten if we could use them as a symbol of our creativity coming together.

The picture was taken with the camera on automatic on May Eve around the time we would have first met.

Harmony as we share a kiss on May Eve

Harmony as we share a kiss on May Eve.

The following morning the sunrises on the Maarnada Rose illuminating and blessing our Path Marker

and setting our intentions aglow.

Maarnada Rose illuminating and blessing our Path Marker


When the Princess Met Her Prince - May 1 Eve 1968

When the Princess Met Her Prince

May Eve 1968
Culinary Arts Ball, Victoria, B.C.

It was my last official function as Princess of Victoria when I was asked to dance
at the Culinary Arts Ball
Nadina in her Princess Dress

Smiling from ear to ear, the blond handsome Prince of Pastries and Passion, led me onto the dance floor.

He was a great dancer and I loved to dance.

When he returned me to the head table, Princess Charlet told me he was of the Family
Schaddelee of the Dutch Bakery and Coffee Shop,
and they were all MARRIED!

When, he corrected me, Maarten returned to ask me for another dance, I accepted. 
 However, I asked the question......"Are you married?"


We danced as much as we could, after all I had Princess responsibilities.
After a few dances, we walked outside and he showed me his White Steed with much horse power.

Steed with Much Horse Power

He called me the next day and we went for a walk and talk. 
It was a huge feat of Courage for him as he had to come over the Blue Bridge from Oak Bay.
 I had to not be embarassed by the tweed racing cap, scarf and leather gloves in the White Steed showing up in Vic West.
Even though we were from different lands there was magic in our connection.
Later, we would find we had met on the stage of the Crystal Garden's when we were fifteen,
The picture was found in his Aunt's photo album on our second visit to Holland.
Divine synchronism......Maarten an award winning Swimmer on stage with the Dancer.
We were both doing what we loved and that is what brought us together.

On Stage at the Cystal

 Our paths had crossed many times including,
The Dutch Bakery being directly across the street from my Dance Studio.

Eleven days later, Maarten asked me to marry him.
I said, "YES"

I said Yes

We married five months later on the eve of October 26th 1968
There was much dancing and merriment.
That is another story.


Serenity - Goddess of All


Serenity - A Gift to Nadina created by Artists Rowan Waters and Sheralynn Pearce

"Serenity" was born from stardust and light....she is derived from Lato - ancient Goddess of all -

the great mother whose breast milk nourished the universe -thus forming the "Milky Way".

Serenity is the mother in her night time guise, she is the womb from which creativity flows,

the dream time of the soul.  She represents light in the midst of darkness, bringing insight and wisdom.

"A Gift to Nadina created by Artists Rowen Waters and Sheralynn Pearce"


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