I am a self-care coach and advocate who has committed to choosing happiness despite my circumstances. I'm also the proud mother of a neurotypical son and a daughter with a rare genetic disease and autism.
My mission is to change the story around caregiving and celebrate the journey. I honour the role of the caregiver by helping them recognize their worth and their true gifts.
As a self-care coach, I work with family caregivers who feel overwhelmed and at the end of their rope. I understand how caregivers are feeling as I spent the first five years of my caregiving journey in complete denial of all emotions as I was in shock that my daughter had an intellectual disability and would need weekly therapy to learn how to walk, feed and dress herself.
But then I realized that I had a bigger, scarier problem on my hands because my life wasn’t going to get easier managing the life-long journey of caring for a child with special needs.
Since I saw myself going down a path that would end in me crashing, I knew that I had to do something and because there aren’t any doctors specializing in supporting parent caregivers, I knew that I was on my own to figure out how to best support myself mentally and physically so I could best support and care for my family.
My clients come to me because they feel stressed to the max. I provide them the tools and strategies needed to shift them from feeling stressed and overwhelmed to regaining control of their lives and feeling gratitude and joy in their lives.