Five Futures

In April 2020, a mother blue jay fastidiously built her nest outside our kitchen table window in Newton, Massachusetts. It was the spring of the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic and the 7 of us were living together in a pressure-cooker. We 3 Canadians had fled the country before the countries closed their shared […]

Loving After Loss

Loving after loss is really hard for many people. I know a lot of people who are divorced, widowed, or single who are terrified to love again.  They don’t want to have the loss, the grief, or the complication again.  I get that. But I wanted to love again.  Brene Brown wrote “We are biologically, cognitively, […]

The Map of Our Lives Keeps Changing

The rules keep changing. We get our footing and then it’s pulled out from under us again. Of course you’re upset. Of course you’re unmotivated. Of course you’re more irritable than you “should” be. This is hard. You’re grieving. You’re lonely. You’re missing connection. You’re missing people. You’re missing physical touch. And you’re not sure […]

When will I see him again?

Please don’t ask me when I’ll see Tim again. It hurts my heart. This is definitely not how I imagined my marriage going. Being a widowed person, remarried, I had high hopes of living with my new husband. Finally getting to do the day-to-day things I had been missing after Steve died. I was tired […]

Barrie Chamber of Commerce – HerStory

I was surprised and honoured to be nominated to tell my story to the Barrie Chamber of Commerce. In this short video I share: how I got started in naturopathic medicine how I grew my team my biggest challenge and how I use it in my practice now Click here to watch it on Facebook

You’re not broken, just grieving

I felt like if I could just find someone to date, to fill the void, to be a father for my daughters, it would make me feel better. Then I would be fixed and everything would be ok. ⁠ ⁠ But the grieving doesn’t go away. ⁠ ⁠ Let me tell you, it’s amazing to […]