Village Work

I am all about building our village, as we cannot do this thing called life alone. One of the indicators of resilience is having a good support network. I know that new parents can be quite isolated from getting support in those first early weeks. But as studies show, postpartum care needs to include a holistic approach to ensure that depression or further mental health concerns do not escalate. This is also true for anyone who is in a new phase of life, is healing from a trauma, or is feeling depressed or lonely. The experience of the global pandemic has highlighted our need for community even more.

Come join us…
Resilience Toolkit Community Newsletter
If you would like to join my monthly Resilience Toolkit Community Newsletter, where i share resources, articles, tips and tools, please sign up here. I promise to not overwhelm your already busy life with more things to read.

Facebook Building Our Resilience Toolkit Group – come join this group that i facilitate, where we share resources, articles and support each other. I created it at the start of the pandemic and it has become such a warm and generous group.

COMMUNITY OFFERINGS
Three Hearts is a wonderful initiative that helps people support someone they love after a painful or stressful event. It’s like a virtual care package or meal train of supports. I am partnering with them and offering an exclusive single-session therapy support. If you want to learn more about my offer or the other great ways to support someone, check it out here. Here is an article i wrote for their blog: Holding Space for Each Other

Postpartum Support Toronto Online Free Therapy Program
Register for this FREE online webinar series where i guide you through 4 different expressive arts therapy tools to help with birth trauma, anxiety, negative and/or racing thoughts, and having a mindful moment to yourself as a parent.

ARTICLES

Wildwood Journal
Through the Veil to Motherhood – practicing postpartum resistance(Fall 2019)

Self-Compassion Nature Anchors (July 2019)

The 3 R’s of Self-Care: Planting Seeds of Self-Love (May 2019)

We Love Mom Bods and You Should Too – Today’s Parent article May/June 2019: i’m Featured in this powerful article by Olivia Stren about accepting our postpartum bodies.

Why Date Night is an Important Part of Postpartum Mental Health – Come read the guest blog post about it on Date Night App page.

Extra-Curricular Activities for Kids: Yea or Nay? – I’m featured in this helfpul article on Mothering Magazine.

UPCOMING EVENTS
stay tuned for more upcoming events!

SOME PAST EVENTS
Postpartum Support Group
Oaks and Acorns
Various guest visits to this amazing group – Participants discussed the reality of motherhood as not quite the same as we expected. It can help us talk about this and see that we’re not alone. Adjusting to the Fourth Trimester take some time. As February was the “month of love” I joined the group and we did a self-love based expressive arts tool. Who says watercolour painting is just for kids??!

Maternal Goddess Conference
This was a fantastic day, where the focus is on celebrating and embracing our postpartum bodies. I was part of a panel discussion on creating a more positive Mindset and Acceptance of our bodies.

At Tokki, i spoke about one of my favourite topics – how to build your postpartum wellness toolkit! We brainstormed on how to add more self-care to your life, and how to get the balance you deserve.

Ontario Early Years Centre – Self-Care Ideas for Postpartum Period

Nutmeg Moms Group – Building Your Postpartum Wellness Toolkit


4 Trimesters is a conference that focuses on the 4 trimesters we go through when we are thinking of and becoming pregnant, and the first few months postpartum. In Fall 2017, I spoke about How We Process Our Birth Stories. Check out this link to get more info!

BABY MOON GROUP
At this time, further groups are on hold. Stay tuned for some exciting news, including some guest speaking opportunities in some other groups.

Click HERE are the details of past groups.