I grew up in small town Ontario, just a couple hours east of Toronto, ON Canada. From the time I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I knew then what my true path was. The desire was so intense that my only thought upon graduating high school was to get my teaching certificate ~ as a matter of fact, to ensure that was a possibility for me, I left my hometown, my family and my high school sweetheart to move to Toronto, to live with my Grandparents, so that I could go to high school where they had semester system and a co-op program to give me teaching experience. Never in my life, to that point, was there any plan other than being a Teacher… well, that was not to be so, it seemed.
Fast forward to 2003, my life was nothing like I had planned ~ I was definitely off course. I was in my 30’s, I was divorced, I was unable to have children and I was an Executive in the Packaged Goods Industry – not a Teacher at all! Mostly, I was MISERABLE. So miserable, that I thought that I was very ill. After seeing multiple types of doctors, from my GP to Oncologists, I was sent to a Psychiatrist ~who decided in one 30 minute consultation that I was clinically depressed (I already knew that! I was diagnosed in 1998) and would require medication for the rest of my life.
After a while on the meds, I knew I was not myself AND nothing had really changed, I had experienced all of this before. I was so tired, so frustrated and I felt so lost and alone. Nothing I was doing was working. Each day was just getting more and more difficult. The fear and anxiety was completely overwhelming. I hated myself and my life. Even worse, there seemed to be nowhere to turn… so, it was here where my journey to Self-Awareness began.
It all really started to take off for me in 2006, with what felt like the longest but most invigorating 15 months of my life. First, I discovered Yoga and the empowered sense of being alive that I experience, both while on my mat and for days afterward. That led to a Meditation practice, where I learned to recognize my true self in each breath. Then I re-discovered Reiki, this time as my very own personal source of healing. Each of these life altering discoveries led me to things in my life that suddenly no longer seem like toiling, purposeless effort. In that moment, these activities seemed merely like small and simple changes to my lifestyle – that only months before seemed impossible. Things like being aware of my thoughts to recognize both the fiery rage within me and the negative blaming patterns, the guilt and the shame. Things like being able to actually change my beliefs about myself – about who I was and about who I really wanted to be; like finding forgiveness for both myself and others and most especially about discovering the power of gratitude.
All of the sudden, as though it were like magic, the CRAP (people, places and things/scenes, scenarios and situations) in my life that were no longer working just began to fall away. Things that I had not had the courage to take action on literally exploded; like my horrible co-habitating relationship that ended (violently) and I “left” my corporate job (which felt pretty terrifying too). I was finally able to look into the mirror and smile at myself. After a while, plus some learning and some healing, I truly understood Self-love and I was no longer raging on the inside. It was a new beginning for me. The beginning of my own Self-Awareness!
I left the City, bought a house in Brooklin ON and move to what is now my beloved community ~ the Durham Region. I “manifested” Fred, the man of my dreams, into my life and I began to re-educate myself through various certificates and degree programs in the holistic arts; all of which has moved me, small step by small step, towards the woman I want to be.
In 2010 I opened the doors to my “dream” – a 6200 square foot Wellness Community, Day Spa and Event Centre called Tranquil Garden in Oshawa, ON Canada. It was here, over the next 5 years, that I developed a passion for helping holistic practitioners (women entrepreneurs) build a solid foundation for their business through Self-Awareness. During this time did a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong… all from which I learned very valuable lessons that I now share with others.
Today, I am a Metaphysican in the field of Energy Psychology ~ I am in service as a Teacher, a Business Mentor & a Spiritual Guide ~ who is both passionate and dedicated to Educating Women to Empower themselves to Evolve through Self-Awareness. I am an Empowerment Coach who holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, a Bachelor of Metaphyscial Science (B.Msc), received my Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and am certified in Talk Therapy. I am an Energy Worker certified both as a Usui Reiki Shinpinden® (Master Teacher) and as a BioEnergetic Therapist practicing BEAM™ therapy (Bioenergetic Emotional Access Method). I am ordained with the non denominational title of Minister of Universal Life Church and Registered as a Reverend through the International Metaphysical Ministry out of the University of Sedona. I am passionate about teaching Self Awareness & Spiritual Connection through on-going personal & business development programming. My platform is a well-being movement called The Self Care Evolution where I am a Workshop Facilitator, a Speaker and the Author of the forth coming book titled “4 Levels of Self Awareness ~ a Guide to an Empowered Life”.
In the spring of 2015, I was gifted with both the time and the opportunity to pursuit my life long learning dream of attaining my Doctor of Metaphysical Counseling (Mc.D) and my Ph.D in Holistic Life Coaching. I look forward to sharing my learning’s in Conscious Spiritual Realization, Metaphysical Principals, Transcendent Awareness and the Psychology of Consciousness with my students.
I still live in the Durham Region with my awesome love partner, Fred and our English Bulldog, Gordon. My everyday begins and ends with a Reiki Self treatment, a 6 phase meditation and chakra balancing. Yoga continues to keep me grounded; I love to study, to read and to write; I shut my brain off with action movies in our cozy home theatre and my weaknesses include Fred’s laughter and hot from the oven chocolate chip cookies – they both make me melt inside!
It took me a few years to figure out my true path and I have strayed several times yet this I know to be truth – there is so much more adventure to come! Most importantly, I can honestly say that I truly know who I want to be and love who I am! I am following my true path. All that I desire, on your behalf, is for you to know your true path as well. I am here to guide you.