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Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.

~Theodore Roethke

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.

~ Albert Schweitzer

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I Love You….but I am not in love with you.

It’s Valentines day, and I’m home alone, because I haven’t found “Mr. Right.” The truth is, I’m content being single. I don’t believe Mr. Right exists. I’m not looking for him anymore. I’m looking for “true love”, except it’s not what you think “true love is.” I know that when I find it, it will be with Mr. Imperfect. That doesn’t sound so glamorous does it? It actually comes from a beautiful realization and a hard lesson learned. I love you….but I am not in love with you. I have heard this statemen...

Shame – The Monster We Don’t Talk About

I have noticed something lately, low-self-esteem is an epidemic right now. And I think that shame is the birthing place of low-self-esteem. We live in a world that is fighting for people’s rights, right for diversity, right for self-determination, and yet shame is silently killing people’s identities. Shame tells us that we can’t be vulnerable, that we can’t show our weaknesses, that we can’t have flaws, and that we can’t make mistakes. Brené Brown said in her tedtalk “Listening to Shame” that Shame is the idea that a woman must live up to the E...

The problem with “love” today.

Are you with someone (dating someone or looking for someone) that makes you feel happy or someone that challenges you to be a better person, while loving you for who you are?   One of the most meaningful relationships I had was definitely not the easiest. But it was one of the most rewarding because I was fully accepted; and yet, it still encouraged me to face myself and grow to be a better person.   Your partner isn’t your happy manager. They can’t meet all your needs and they can’t ensure your happiness…. blaming them for your lack of happiness only forces you into...

Bonding Creates Purpose

Are you or someone you know affected by addictions? It’s interesting to think about this concept introduced as “bonding”. When these bonds (career, relationships, community, etc) fail or break down what unhealthy habits do you tend to bond to...

How will you create change?

Meet JR, an Artist, who shapes and transforms his world through the use of art that challenges ideas about social justice, identity, freedom, and issues of diversity. Sometimes when we are struggling we focus all of our attention on ourselves. While it’...

Okanagan Valley – Kelowna Counselling

Hi and welcome to the launch of my new site! Thanks for stopping by to take a peak. Let me tell you a little bit about my journey to the Valley. I moved to the Okanagan Valley at the beginning of November. I spent the past 8 years living in Calgary, Alberta a...