In 2011, Samantha Reynolds pledged to write one poem a day to try to “be present” and not miss the fleeting first year of her son’s life. Almost 10 years later, she is still writing a poem every day as a way to trick herself into noticing the little moments that would otherwise surely be missed. Samantha’s popular poetry blog, bentlily.com, was featured in Oprah Magazine and has sparked a movement of people around the world to slow down and savour their lives. When not racking up reams of poetry, she runs ECHO, an award-winning storytelling agency specializing in personal memoirs and company history books. In 2005, she was named one of Vancouver’s “Top 40 Under 40.” She lives with her husband, son and daughter in Vancouver, BC.