Ever since I was a little girl I have had a strong desire to help people. I was never one who was able to sit back and watch others in pain and in many cases I wished I knew how to take that pain away.
As I got older I realized bad things happen and bad things happen to good people. As a police officer I always wanted to know the why. Why are people so hurt? Why are they doing the things they do? What happened to them that broke their spirit and led them down the path of destruction? I always wanted to know why.
When my beloved Aunt was dying in her hospital bed of cancer, at the age of fifty- seven, she said a few words that I would never forget. She said, “Sweetie, you are going to do much bigger things than policing.”
I didn’t realize how important these words were until a few years later when my fiancé Nick died tragically in an avalanche, at the age of thirty, only a few months before we were supposed to get married. I knew the day he died that my life was on the wrong path and that if I was going to do the work I was called to do, I needed to make a decision.
Exactly one year after Nick died I retired from a decade long policing career and pursued my dream in psychology and grief recovery. This is without a doubt, my true passion. I have been accepted into a Master of Counelling Program and will begin in January 2021. I am beyond excited to learn more about how I can serve those who are going through one of the most inevitable and painful experiences of one's life.
Going through the death of my Aunt and Nick were both life changing in their own ways. My heart broke into so many pieces but I knew there had to be a way to move forward.
As I sit here writing this bio I learned of the sudden death of a past colleague and last week a high school acquaintance died at the age of 34. Death is all around us and grief is everywhere and yet, it’s the one thing that many of us have no idea how to work through when it happens. You can never be prepared but there should always be help for those going through it. It will happen to all of us and it is the only certain thing in a world of uncertainty.
Grief is a journey with ebbs and flows and grief is not linear contrary to what some believe. It’s okay not to be okay, but when you are ready to be okay again; the grief recovery method is a truly restorative experience and one that you will walk away from feeling EMPOWERED and READY to carry your story with you in a way that brings peace and healing, rather than pain and sorrow.
Since completing the Grief Recovery Training I am able to work with grievers who have experienced a loss due to death, divorce, pet loss, job loss, injury, or any of the 43 major life events that result in grief.
My life’s mission is to help those who are in pain to see the beauty in life again. Through my own healing and grief recovery I have learned that we can not only survive tragedy but we can also thrive in the face of adversity.
I offer a variety of Grief Recovery Method programs in my community of High River, Alberta and surrounding area of Calgary, Alberta. I provide in-person 1-on-1 GRM, Online 1-on-1 GRM, Grief Recovery Support Groups, and Helping Children with Loss.
For more information on any of these programs or for information on upcoming groups, please don't hesitate to reach out.