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. Each Full Moon, i share things that i have found useful and inspiring.
My Facebook Group: 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.
Healing Your Mother Wound
I talk a lot about the Mother Wound here, and support people with their own healing journey on it. Just in time for Mother’s Day, which i know is hard for a lot of us, i am offering this virtual, live workshop with Katelyn of 7C Salts. If you can’t make the live webinar, you can access the recording after! So, i’m so excited to share this offering – we will have discussion, journal prompts, and somatic resources to share. Find the details for it HERE.
My Story in Collage
I’m so over the moon to be offering in-person workshops again! Here is one that is happening this April and May. It’s about starting to meet your Inner Parts, and finding ways to send them love. Plus, we will be creating collage pieces to help you really visualize how to do this. I teamed up with Nina, an anxiety coach and writer to offer this 2-part workshop. HERE are the details if you’d like to join us. This is especially for you if you like to cut and paste with magazine clippings and create a map of who you are.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events!
Perinatal Wellbeing Ontario Free Therapy Program
Register for this FREE online webinar series HERE i guide you through 4 different expressive arts therapy tools to help with birth trauma processing, anxiety, negative and/or racing thoughts, and having a mindful moment to yourself as a parent.
*Becoming the Crone – Perimenopology Podcast
*How Relational Trauma can Impact the Perinatal Period – Perinatal Wellbeing: The Podcast
*Embodying Joy after Trauma – Living a Better Life Podcast
*Turning Trauma into Triumph – Awaken Heal Transform Podcast
Slice Article on 10 Tips for Coping with Social Anxiety as we start re-entering the public world after the pandemic
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.
SOME PAST EVENTS
I love being a part of new parent groups and circles. Here are a few i have attended over the years.
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 CIRCLE
At this time, further groups are on hold. Stay tuned for some exciting news in Fall 2023! Click HERE are the details of past groups.