Kim Elkington

Kim is the co-owner of the Algonquin Tea Company based in the Upper Ottawa Valley.

Since 1995, she has been writing a monthly column called Sacred Journeys for Vitality Magazine in Toronto. In her writings, she explores the profound meaningfulness of everyday life. She has also coordinated a lecture series in healthy living in Toronto, and co-facilitated workshops in a variety of topics that explore self-discovery.

More recently, Kim has become a certified Bowen practitioner and has been trained in Reiki, Reflexology and Therapeutic Touch. Kim’s received her masters from the University of Guelph where she studied anthropology and specifically the Collective Social Imagination.

“I was born to a pair of explorers. They moved through poetry and stories like some move through religious text—inspired by the beauty and mystery of life. The stories and poems I was told were not religious ones, though many of the myths were instructional in a moral sense, exposing a deep psychological duality we all wrestle. It was the inspired vision of fellow humans that in turn, inspired me to be the best I could be, to reach out to nature as a sentient teacher and friend, to be respectful, loving and forgiving. So in this vast, barely explored multiverse, I was always drawn to views other than my own, as they increased the picture of the world I carried and made my life larger as a result.” —Kim

“The Universe is made of stories, not atoms.” —Muriel Rukeyser