LISTEN TO YOUR HEART: IT KNOWS

You love your children. But sometimes they drive you crazy. You’re doing everything you can to be the parent you wanted to be (patient, gentle, caring), but somehow it isn’t enough.

From temper tantrums to picky eaters to surviving your morning routine, parenting is one of the hardest but most amazing jobs you can do.

And then the unexpected happens. Difficult pregnancies, births and temperaments. Loss. Illness. The stress builds while you try your best to carry out your daily activities. Perhaps you yell and react to your children and spouse in ways you’re not proud of. This is not what you imagined life would be like.

But through it all, you can live a 

full and meaningful life. Trust me,

I’m proof.

As a mother, you already have all the internal wisdom you need. However, with all of today’s noise, this can become clouded. If you’re like me:

• You want more for yourself: more rest, more fun, more patience.

• You want someone to really listen to you — for someone to get it (because often husbands are too involved to be objective, while friends are busy with their own lives).

• You want what is best for your family — health and happiness.

I want all of this for you and more.

“Your teaching to others through your experiences has been masterful.”

~ sarah miles


WALK ALONG WITH SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN YOU

I’m an experienced Occupational Therapist, a doula and a fellow mother,
but I’m also so much more than that.

Like you, I’m a person doing my best with what I have been given and I know first-hand what if feels like when life goes unexpectedly.

Through my own experiences with infertility and illness in my family—and while adjusting to the rhythms of becoming a mother—I found my true passion lies with women, mothers and their families especially in relation to self-care, emotional regulation, shame resilience and simplicity.

I work one-on-one with families to identify their dissatisfactions, get clear on their core values and create customized plans to connect the dots. You can access my knowledge of modern methods as well as ancient traditions including Reiki, Heart Math, Qi Gong, Tapping, Mindfulness, Compassionate Response.

It would be an honour to help you follow your intuition, set your priorities, build confidence in your parenting choices, develop new skills, and make a plan for living mindfully.

My main areas of focus in women’s health and pediatrics include:

• Guiding women through the birth process
• Working with families with spirited, strong-willed or highly sensitive children
• Helping mothers decrease overwhelm (depression, anxiety, grief)
• Supporting mothers experiencing fertility struggles or dealing with pregnancy loss.


FINDING STRENGTH IN CRISIS: MY STORY

As an Occupational Therapist, my mission has always been to increase function, independence, and meaning in people’s lives. Since 2005, I’ve supported people in their rehabilitation after an injury, surgery, stroke and other conditions, helping them adjust to a new normal by restoring strength (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) and developing healthy habits while continuing to find purpose and meaning in their lives.

I’ve worked with children and adults dealing with a full range of issues—from severe trauma to developmental delays.

Watching those lightbulbs go off —

seeing people make progress toward goals

they never thought they’d achieve — is hugely inspiring.

Several years ago, after assisting hundreds of people through their own healing journeys, I faced my own spiritual storm.

I’d always wanted to be a mother. But after suffering two miscarriages and months of infertility due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), I was called to dig deep and transform my life.

I began to learn more about the mind-body connection, and embarked on a journey of extreme self-care and holistic health, simplifying my environment and schedule.


A diagnosis & building resilience

When I learned to trust and surrender, I became pregnant (which I’m grateful for). And then, while my belly grew and life seemed to be unfolding as I wanted it to, the unimaginable happened, and my husband was diagnosed with incurable cancer.

These days, Mark is doing well despite living with advanced cancer, and we now have not one but two beautiful daughters. They’re thriving, and I know they’ve learned a lot from our resilience.

Through it all, we’ve been able to make the most of what we’ve got—truly—no matter the situation. It hasn’t always been easy, but the effort is so worth it.

“I appreciate who you are as a human being and love your guts.”

~ Heather Chauvin


IT STARTS WITH YOU

I believe as moms we’re the foundation of the family—we set the tone. If we’re struggling, our kids feel it. When we’re centred, we’re better able to respond, adapt and support our children as they grow.

And that’s exactly why I love supporting other women along their motherhood journey. When you learn to love yourself, your children will also learn self-love and compassion. The benefits far outweigh the discomfort it takes to step outside of your comfort zone.

There’s no better gift you can give your kids.

If you’re ready to make a change, click here to learn more about working with me.