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A bit about me...
 
I am a woman of dynamic interests and passions. Among them is writing and the love of helping others remember the deep satisfaction of being their authentic Self. Most at home in the trees, I spend a great deal of time playing in the great outdoors with my dog Jim. I have a strong connection to the energetic world of nature and the spiritual practices of Aboriginal Peoples, as well as metaphysical learning. These are the foundation for every aspect of my life. 
 
My journey with energy work and the human body began with learning Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, and Reiki when I was 18 years old. I found a sense of purpose and home the moment I made a connection with this realm of healing and human experience. A few years later I added Yoga, mindfulness & meditation first as a personal practice then as a teacher. I studied to become a Clinical Exercise Specialist, and a few years after that, I obtained my Masters in Counselling and Psychology and became a fully certified Somatic Experiencing Practioner. I have spent ten spectacular years at Stepping Stones Counselling Group working with some of the most brilliant minds in the mental health profession and hundreds of amazing clients. That experience and the lifelong connections there have made me the professional and the woman I am today. Way leads onto way, and if you are willing to follow it will be a wondrous ride.
 
A fascination with words and writing also formed at an early age. I have been writing, reading, and healing with both for as long as I can remember. And now, as a Gateless Writing Coach, I can share this  joy with others. Coaching writers into a powerful relationship with words is an experience and a privilege that I revere. I myself have had the divine experience writing two novels wrapped in Gateless support. They are currently seeking their perfect publishing homes...fingers crossed! 
 
Travel is a precious jewel in my life. Every journey is a classroom, a reminder. The people I meet bring me the greatest sense of our being connected, no matter the geography. I believe extensive travel deepens my abilities as a Counsellor and Coach. Language barriers, being outside the comforting routine, novelty for all the senses, cultural challenges all force us to look for the common thread...the humanity and presence of Love in one another. 
 
Along with writing, my other creative passions are music, playing the guitar, photography, painting, cooking, and travel writing. And if I could do it all while trail running, I would!
 
I believe the dynamic nature of my spirit is there to strengthen my ability to form connections with others on many levels. I hope to connect with you as well.