Welcome to my little website where you can learn a bit more about me and what I’m up to. This site exists because I enjoy testing out online tools and programs and wanted to learn how to use WordPress.

I used to write on my blog, speechlanguagereview.com (no longer active), quite frequently in the past and, at some point, I will update the links so that I can re-publish some of those posts over here.

Poem, Change – by Michelle Schroeder

Recent Blog Posts

This Barbie is riding a cargobike.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve probably seen my Cargobike Barbie photo – there’s a bit of a story to how that came about and why it is an important symbol to me. I often find myself reflecting on the influences in my life. There were so many people that influenced me to…

Dominical to San Jose

It’s our last day in Costa Rica. Our flight doesn’t leave until 11:20 pm so we slept in and had a slow start to the day. During breakfast at our Airbnb we met our new neighbour, a guy from Switzerland who has been in Costa Rica since November learning Spanish. After breakfast we drove into…

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio and Playa Ventanas

We had an alarm set to wake up this morning so we could get an earlyish start on the drive to Manuel Antonio National Park. We had breakfast at our Airbnb (fruit, yogurt, and granola) and then began the hour-long journey to the park. Just outside the park entrance, we were waved into a parking…


I woke up to the sounds of people cooking and eating in the shared dining area and kitchen. I got up thinking that I might have time to do some journaling and perhaps meet Caroline, one of our hosts at the Liquid Magic Surf Resort. It turned out that she had just left but the…


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I represent a rural traffic safety advocacy group called Livable Roads for Rural Saanich. We have been working for three years to effect traffic calming on a suite of rural roads in Saanich.

Sarah joined our Task Group approximately two years ago. We work via face to face meetings and on line. We present to Council and Staff at our municipal government level. We interact with a variety of other groups.

Often small advocacy groups are comprised of retired folk who have the time to devote to this very time consuming volunteer work. Sarah brought a number of strengths to our group. She represents a demographic that was lacking, someone who, like the rest of us, is a committed Active Transportation user of her road, with a detailed knowledge of the issues, but who also has the skills to connect us to others via social media. She is adept at managing our facebook page, keeping up a solid schedule of relevant postings. She also brings us information from a variety of other media sources.

Sarah is well organized, articulate, and sensitive to procedure and protocol. She was active in organizing a resident walk/demonstration on Prospect Lake Road in a way that was safe and effective and community building. She approached this event as if she had been tasked with an event at a professional level.

She was and is a very welcome addition to our group.

Pam Harrison for Livable Roads for Rural Saanich

Sarah was a team player and a great peer to have in the classroom while completing the speech-language pathology program. She consistently contributed valuable ideas and was always eager to help organize events and projects. As a professional, I know that Sarah has excellence clinical skills. She cares greatly for her patients and always strives to provide the most effective client-centred therapy.

Leah B