img_logoAre you young at heart and want to expand your sense of joy and awestruck wonder?
Do you enjoy rhyme, alliteration, and stories with rich vocabulary that excites your soul like booming thunder?
Do you look for picture books that support positive social skills, effective choices and win-win communications?
Stories that capture magic and wonder of reality through breathtaking water colours and pencil illustrations?
Are you looking for adult fiction that inspires through parable and provides a portal of resources to guide further learning?
Then close your eyes, take a deep breath and enter the Dazzle’s virtual fairy home that hopes to feed your passion and satisfy your yearning!

Limited Time Offer!

To celebrate the launch of the website redesign, MC is offering free e-book copies of the novel The Executive Gardener and the Fairy and the children’s stories Wishing Upon the Stars and Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s Steering Your Ship?”. Follow the links to learn more or click the download buttons to pick up your free copy!

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy – Novel

Wishing Upon the Stars – Children’s Story

Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s Steering Your Ship?” – Children’s Story

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Limited Time Offer!

To celebrate the launch of the website redesign, MC is offering free e-book copies of the novel The Executive Gardener and the Fairy and the children’s stories Wishing Upon the Stars and Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s Steering Your Ship?”. Follow the links to learn more or click the download buttons to pick up your free copy!

The Executive Gardener and the Fairy – Novel

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Wishing Upon the Stars – Children’s Story

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Happy Cat and Merry Cat answer, “Who’s steering your ship?” – Children’s Story

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About the Site

At Joie de Vivre we offer celebration services, thought provoking stories for children and adults and lead by Fairy Dazzle’s weekly blogs, a forum where all can discuss how we can create a compassionate world that focuses on humility, service and forgiveness. Sound flaky, flighty and frivolous? Take heed, many a truth is said in jest, countless serious essential skills are learned through play and poetic reflection has inspired innumerable acts of compassion and positive change. Alchemy through words and applause, can melt even the steeliest hearts, bringing forth insights of compassion, inclusiveness and choice. Come peek into our garden of services and literary products. See what bouquet of inspiration awaits you, your family and friends.

A Dazzling Selfie
A Dazzling Selfie

About the Site

At Joie de Vivre we offer celebration services, thought provoking stories for children and adults and lead by Fairy Dazzle’s weekly blogs, a forum where all can discuss how we can create a compassionate world that focuses on humility, service and forgiveness. Sound flaky, flighty and frivolous? Take heed, many a truth is said in jest, countless serious essential skills are learned through play and poetic reflection has inspired innumerable acts of compassion and positive change. Alchemy through words and applause, can melt even the steeliest hearts, bringing forth insights of compassion, inclusiveness and choice. Come peek into our garden of services and literary products. See what bouquet of inspiration awaits you, your family and friends.

Fairy Dazzle is a place where you can find:

  • MC’s writing for children and adults. Stories that hope to inspire effective choices and positive perspective and action. So far she has self-published four picture books In Search of Something Green, Happy Cat and Merry Cat, Timely Umit Upturns Tim and Watchful, and two business parables The Executive Gardener and The Fairy and The Corporate Family. She has written 27 children’s stories.
  • Support activities and lessons for the picture books.
  • References and resources that support social skill development through effective choices, servant leadership and win-win collaboration.
  • Parental resources, (articles, videos and blogging discussions).
  • A celebration platform for Fairy Grandmothers/Godmothers (as defined and including anyone who has grandchildren or has had children and want-to-be grandmothers ….often retired teachers who are grandmothers in waiting, and of course any one who is devoted to sharing ideas for the well being of children and families).

Fairy Dazzle is a place where you can find:

  • MC’s writing for children and adults. Stories that hope to inspire effective choices and positive perspective and action. So far she has self-published four picture books In Search of Something Green, Happy Cat and Merry Cat, Timely Umit Upturns Tim and Watchful, and two business parables The Executive Gardener and The Fairy and The Corporate Family. She has written 27 children’s stories.
  • Support activities and lessons for the picture books.
  • References and resources that support social skill development through effective choices, servant leadership and win-win collaboration.
  • Parental resources, (articles, videos and blogging discussions).
  • A celebration platform for Fairy Grandmothers/Godmothers (as defined and including anyone who has grandchildren or has had children and want-to-be grandmothers ….often retired teachers who are grandmothers in waiting, and of course any one who is devoted to sharing ideas for the well being of children and families).

Mary Catherine Rolston a.k.a. Dazzle

M.C. has taught since 1984 at the elementary level. March 11, 2016 she retired from teaching full day kindergarten in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Victoria, BC where she spends her time writing, engages in various art mediums and of course spreading joy as Fairy Dazzle. She has also owned a craft business, bed and breakfast, and worked extensively in her community as a volunteer. As a trained Toastmaster with her CTM designation, and trained in Glasser’s Choice Theory, she enjoys speaking on topics which inspire personal growth. Together with her performance artistry, talent for poetic metaphor, she is on a mission to promote servant leadership, living passionately, and infusing life with fun. She spends her spare time researching and writing on these topics. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and maintain our sense of humility.”  In addition, her passion has lead her to writing poetry and children’s stories on themes of compassion, values, relationships and awestruck wonder.

Fairies are known to be the guardian angels of the earth and animals. Fairy Dazzle, (a retired kindergarten teacher), believes that the wee folk are also protectors and ‘besties’ of children. Through her metaphorical performance artistry and writing, Fairy Dazzle is committed to playfully challenging people to laugh, walk in faithful optimism, and let go of the trappings of the web-weaving ego.

Fairy Dazzle posing in a fairy costume
Fairy Dazzle posing in a fairy costume

Mary Catherine Rolston a.k.a. Dazzle

M.C. has taught since 1984 at the elementary level. March 11, 2016 she retired from teaching full day kindergarten in Hamilton, Ontario and moved to Victoria, BC where she spends her time writing, engages in various art mediums and of course spreading joy as Fairy Dazzle. She has also owned a craft business, bed and breakfast, and worked extensively in her community as a volunteer. As a trained Toastmaster with her CTM designation, and trained in Glasser’s Choice Theory, she enjoys speaking on topics which inspire personal growth. Together with her performance artistry, talent for poetic metaphor, she is on a mission to promote servant leadership, living passionately, and infusing life with fun. She spends her spare time researching and writing on these topics. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and maintain our sense of humility.”  In addition, her passion has lead her to writing poetry and children’s stories on themes of compassion, values, relationships and awestruck wonder.

Fairies are known to be the guardian angels of the earth and animals. Fairy Dazzle, (a retired kindergarten teacher), believes that the wee folk are also protectors and ‘besties’ of children. Through her metaphorical performance artistry and writing, Fairy Dazzle is committed to playfully challenging people to laugh, walk in faithful optimism, and let go of the trappings of the web-weaving ego.

Children Stories

Children Stories

Novels

Novels