Here's my story...
In the fall of 1999, I got a phone call that would change the course of my life...
My mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
As you can imagine, I was devastated. And, it was a big wake-up call.
Because when faced with the potential death of someone that close to me, I realized life was precious and anything could happen. It made me take a closer look at my own life and ask myself some seriously deep questions...
Am I living the life that I was meant to be living? Am I being true to my heart? Am I in right relationship to myself and those around me?
Then came the panic questions, like…
What causes cancer? What should I be eating and doing to stay healthy? Am I treating myself well?
These questions led to me make some drastic changes in my life and begin my journey of learning how to treat myself well - physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Although I had completed a Bachelor of Education degree and had my sights set on changing the world through teaching, this life-changing event turned my focus towards health & wellness. My desire for deep transformation in my personal life led me to study whole foods nutrition, yoga, meditation, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), re-evaluation counseling, and learning about natural healthcare options. In essence, I took ownership over my own health.
I committed to a journey of self-discovery and seeking the truth of who I am, which isn't always a pleasant process, but it's all worth it when it opens me up to more of the love inside that is there waiting for me.
As time went on, I completed my certification as an Usui Reiki Practitioner. After that, I began taking courses in Life Coaching - starting with the Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) and currently training with The Co-Active Training Insititute (CTI). And now, I am nearing the process of completing my certification to become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist ( ) with the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC).
While gaining all of these skills and experience, I developed and honed my natural ability to offer intuitive, insightful and practical feedback that helps people move forward into their greatest potential - personally and professionally.
Don't get me wrong, I struggle in life like any other human being. Mostly with myself. I'm talking about the thoughts and fears I have that threaten to hold me back and get me down. Over the years, I've learned how to face these things (instead of running from them), and I can now make friends with these dragons with much more skill and compassion for myself than I used to.
I’ve become an honest, compassionate, clear communicator with intent listening skills, and my wide range of training has given me a deep level of understanding and experience in helping to develop self-awareness and leadership skills in others. People tend to feel clearer, more directed and more confident after working with me.
In all areas of my life, I use these strengths to invoke growth and change in others. In fact, I have been referred to as a change-maker - helping people go beyond old boundaries.
When I need to give myself a break and recharge, I go for a walk in nature, on a date with a good friend, cook up some healthy and delicious food, go dancing, have a bon fire in the backyard or simply get into my pjs and eat popcorn while watching Netflix.
I say no to things that don’t make me happy and yes to things that do.
Most importantly, I speak my truth. Always.