Closing 2023, Welcoming 2024

There is something special about the switch from one year to another.   As someone who really doesn’t enjoy Christmas, I look forward to New Years Eve – which is my favourite holiday.  Every year I take part in reflecting on the last year, and visioning for the upcoming year.   It seems like a bit of […]

Embracing the Chaos: A Mother’s Journey to Entrepreneurship

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In the chaotic life of motherhood, marriage, entrepreneurship, and owning my own business. I’ve discovered the sweet spot where challenges transform into opportunities and dreams are within reach. Balancing the demands of three children and a husband while navigating the unpredictableness of a business world can feel like a juggling act, but let me assure […]

Marginalized No More: We are Now Seen and Heard

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Growing up in a Métis family that struggled with addictions was not always easy. Sadly, I witnessed the death of my father when I was eleven years old and later in life, my mother’s suicide. Having experienced plenty of trauma throughout my life has left me with anxiety and complex PTSD. So, I sat there […]

A Journey into Raw and Vulnerable Perinatal Mental Health Conversations

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I’m inviting you into a deeply personal space, one where we peel back the layers and delve into the raw, vulnerable, and often challenging truths of perinatal mental health. It’s time to have those hard conversations because, truthfully, every mom deserves a platform where her struggles are not only acknowledged but validated, where the realness […]

Beauty in the Stillness

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I was at the dog park early one morning. The clouds overhead were thick and low, muting any ambient noise. I breathed deeply, filling my lungs with the stillness, and felt a moment of pure peace. Those moments, when the world goes quiet, can be so powerful! We are bombarded with lights, colours, and noise […]