Hi, I’m Deb, the author behind The Lovely Ferns.

I’m a self-employed designer who collaborates mainly with photographers designing websites, books and marketing pieces. On occasion, I get to work with other creative types, too. I’ve been a designer (we go by many titles) since oh … 1998 when I started working as a Design Editor at The Globe and Mail. Since then, I’ve worked at a few newspapers and magazines including this newspaper, this travel magazine and this travel magazine.

I teach, speak and I’m writing a book. Phew.

The Lovely Ferns is my newest space in the grand digital world. I decided I would use this space to write more (practice!) and share my personal health journey, experiences, creations, and lessons as I make my way through what feels like a massive transition. You see, I’m in my mid-forties and start classes this Fall at Maryland University for Integrative Health.

In 2-3 years I hope to graduate with an M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Soon after, I hope to take the CNS exam so I can officially become a licensed Clinical Nutrition Specialist.

So, maybe you are also a woman about my age who is thinking about or going through your own transformation. I’m not entirely sure how The Lovely Ferns will evolve but perhaps what I share will be helpful for you. Any journey toward health and well, managing it, is challenging. Let’s support and encourage each other, shall we?

You can find me on Twitter, and Instagram. I’m based in Syracuse, New York, married to this amazing man and “mom” to a Blue Russian Tabby mix and a Beagle.

Please, say hello.