During 35 years of working as a family therapist, a counsellor in the education system, a social worker for the ministry and as a trainer/supervisor in a non-profit organization I continue to be amazed at the resiliency of the human spirit and our ability to respond to oppression in creative ways.
I have an understanding of colonization and the influence the residential school system has had on Aboriginal people; I am honoured to be a part of the healing process.
Being a mother, grandmother, world traveller, a woman with a disability and a person with a thirst for growth and laughter all influence my practice. This living is not for the faint of heart. Occasionally having someone support you and ask good questions can launch a new perspective on a current or old issue.
“May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be well. May you be peaceful and at ease. May you be happy. “ Thich Nhat Hanh
Other quotes that speak to me:
“Don’t hang out with the hard hearted it will make your heart cold. Make sure your heart is warm.”
“You have all the ingredients to make your life into a nightmare. Don’t mix them. You have all the ingredients to turn your life into joy. Mix them.”
“She wanted most of all to live from her heart.”