At twelve years old I found mindfulness through a school teacher and it changed my life. Fast forward to high-school when I did a cultural exchange to Mexico and lived with a Buddhist family that loved nature. This is where I really experienced what it was to involve nature into my spiritual practice and health challenges. I remember one day being taken to the ocean instead of school to alleviate my debilitating pain and miraculously it helped.
I continued to travel on and off for the next 15 years when I could, while gently over time earning a degree in Fine Arts, Psychology and Education. For about a decade I worked as a teacher but soon realised that type of corporate and stressful (asking way too much of our teachers) environment wasn't beneficial to anyone's health and I had to leave as it was actually making me physically sick.
When I lived in the Middle East my work with women and equality encouraged me to direct and produce the Vagina Monologues with a very at need and marginalized female population. To honour my learning and what I knew was missing I enrolled and graduated the Spiritual Psychotherapy program at The Transformational Arts College in Toronto, I completed a Transformational coaching program & wrote and published a book called "My Year off Men."
A few years years ago I finished my first year internship in Intuitive Herbalism (plant spirit medicine) and am an advocate for the medical and spiritual use of cannabis and all it entails. I and am very active and interested in pursuing a career in psychedelic integration psychotherapy and low-cost virtual Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) to help women, Differently Abled, 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC persons navigate mental health challenges such as PTSD.
*Disclaimer: I am here to support you at any time in your psychedelic harm reduction plan and integration needs with psychotherapy. Currently in Canada psychedelics are illegal. I can not promote/source or encourage illegal activities. If you do decide to engage in illegal activities please be careful: get your drugs tested, ask for help or guidance and stay safe. There has been noted physical abuse in psychedelic and even spiritual psychedelic settings.