Isthemus was born August 10th, 1965, the youngest of three. She is a true Leo with a strong personality, a love for laughter, and an appreciation for time spent with family and close friends. Writing, gardening, painting and cooking are among her passions. A former restaurant owner, she enjoys cooking for family, friends and clients, and is often glued to The Food Channel. Nestled in the beautiful Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada, she is a single mother with two beautiful daughters and a demanding cat. She is also a proud grandmother, who has failed at every attempt to get her young grandson to call her Auntie, not Grandma!--LOL. Both of her precious daughters are her strength, support, and have been an inspiration through rough times. A serious car accident in 1997 caused physical injury, the breakdown of her marriage, and the close of her business, all of which led her to a more balanced life today. She has truly "walked the walk" and can empathically feel for others. A close friend who passed from Cancer taught her that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience, and she’ll announce herself with a sharp tug on her hair and a soft touch to her cheek, calling her "Twinkie.” Together they'll walk and talk through the gardens Isthemus tends and the oceanfront she gazes upon.