There are no mistakes in my life...

How do you cope when things seem to go wrong?  How do you look at these seemingly catastrophic times?  Death, job loss, relationship breakdown, children on wrong path, money issues, etc., etc.  Have you ever thought that there are no mistakes in your life?
This concept comes easier as the years move along.  Young people come out of distinctive learning and teaching from well meaning adults in their life.  So as life then deals hard times the "go-to" ways of coping do not always work.  Life's lessons are hard.  I know because I have learned the hard way too.  However this being said I honestly realize there are no mistakes in life.  The mistakes are when I doubt myself, put myself down, question my own judgement or simply do not trust in my own ability.  When I let life come to me and open my heart and my eyes I see with such clarity.  That being said having clarity and seeing clearly is not always easy; culture and society do not want you to see clearly.  
So start at the beginning.  Open your eyes ... listen and witness spiritual wellness.  How do you do that?  By coming to "Spirit Care 101" classes starting soon in your town.  Watch for locations near you or if you want to host an event feel free to contact me. 
I am willing to travel to you ... because when invited I know I am to go ... take a bird's eye view of your cracks and crevasse ... look at your peaks and valleys.  


Who am I?

As I migrate to Owen Sound over the next few months and begin to work with aging adults I am looking for new clients in the Owen Sound, Meaford, Chesley, Bruce County area. Being trained to care for aging adults in many ways I have skills, education and knowledge that lends itself to in home care for any aging adult.
I hold a Masters of Divinity which is education in spiritual and soul care, providing help with those who are looking to ask the deep pondering questions.  Pastoral care is very important to me as I sit at a bedside and help anyone deal with life's challenges emotionally and spiritually.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Religious Study.  With this degree through Laurentian University I was surprised at how little "religion" we studied and how excited I was to learn about alternative care practices.  These practices generated a rounded approach to optimal aging through self care which compliments the medical care received when feeling unwell.  This education helps me work with a person before they become "dis"eased and sick.
I hold a Certificate in Gerontology.  While pursuing the BA I studied in depth about optimal aging including social aging and the problems the older adult faces in society.  I learned about home care and aging in place to keep older adults in their home longer and with family support saving thousands of dollars in formal caregiving.  I also studied and welcome hospice care.  Being with a person at end of life is a gift.  It is a pleasure to share this time both with the dying and with the family.
I hold three designations with canfitpro.  All certificates granted because I have done study and practical exams in order to learn about fitness and healthy eating.  First I hold FIS, Fitness Instructor Specialist, which allows me to lead group fitness classes.  Secondly, I hold PTS, Personal Trainer Specialist, which allows me to lead one on one instruction and help a person accomplish their goals.  Lastly, I hold a HWL, Healthy Eating and Weight Loss specialist, which allows me to work with people who want to eat healthier and lose body fat.  All three work hand in hand together making me a well rounded professional.
I have worked in the spiritual care industry as well has hands on care as the manager of an eight person hostel.  Cooking, cleaning, supervising and companionship were all part of the job.
I truly want to work with you to make your life easier and to aid in helping you or a member of your family.
Call me for a conversation.  My rates are very reasonable and I have a plethora of references ... Let me help!


Crisp Winter Day

Winter  has alluded the area I live in until the past few days when the wind and snow reminded me what winter can be like.  However, today the brilliant sunshine awakened me as it popped over the horizon reminding me the sun does come out after a storm.  This is such a simple analogy and one that is used so often it seems over done.  Days like today though I need the reminder as I witness storms in my own life.  It appears I am always changing and breaking new ground.

As I age and allow myself to open up I realize that as children we are sponges that soak up everything, good and bad and the ugly. Now I am a discerning adult I have the choice to let the bad and the ugly go and drop them into the depths of darkness and leave behind the bright light of love and free choice. When I take time to meditate and listen deeply to the spirit within, via the unconscious mind, I hear the messages from the divine source within. The higher self is the purpose of my life and as it speaks to the depths of me it is only through setting aside the 2% of my consciousness that I am able to hear that which is good and healthy.
I do this through meditative times, reading good work, staying away from the news, letting go those in my life that do not serve this higher calling and by aging with grace and understanding that we are not meant to remain young and vulnerable. We as the human spirit are meant to be ageless and free.
My journey has not been smooth. Quite rocky at times and those who have traveled it personally with me know I am always climbing on the next horse that wants to buck me off... is this good? I believe it has been the ride I needed to take in order to get where I am.
Nothing is a mistake. There are no mistakes in my life. Divine wisdom and depth of understanding come at a cost of listening. Sometimes I wouldn't listen ... and learned lessons the hardest way. Today I begin listening deeper once again, peeling back yet another layer of conscious candy coating placed there by the should's and need to's of society and culture.
Today may you be different, walk your own walk and listen deeply to that which is the authentic you .... Come along with me as we journey into the dawn of the new day. It is time...