published poet and short story writer
Ontario Coordinator for Lapidus International, the writing for wellbeing organisation. You can learn more about Lapidus here: www.lapidus.org.uk
Master’s Theological Studies, Huron University (UWO) (2021)
Master’s degree (MAIS) in Writing and the New Media (2020)
BA in Sociology (Family and Social Relations) from University of Windsor (2004).
Expressive Arts, Haliburton School of the Arts (1994-1996)
Pulpit Supply in 4 denominations for over 25 years.
Taught at the Community College level as a Sessional Instructor from 1986 through 2006
Taught ESL as a Supply teacher (English Second Language) at the Thames Valley Board of Education
Worked in social service since 1992. Manager, Diskovery Program, March of Dimes; Executive Director, London Good Food Project; Health Promoter, tykeTALK; CMHA Grey/Bruce — Social Recreation/Leisure Links; Healing & Wellness Coordinator; Owen Sound, Métis Nation of Ontario.
from: 2009 – 2018 Aboriginal Educator and Plenary Speaker, Unifor Family Education Centre, Port Elgin, Ontario
What I do in my Leafology Practice with Wordscapes?
- I mentor people to tell their wonderful stories in words and images
- I help groups to function as allies and collaborators
- I deliver creative journalling workshops and seminars
- I facilitate training roundtables
- I visit team meetings to discuss and demonstrate ways to be resilient
- I help people to discover a way through challenges into wellbeing
“Wordscapes” can help you by:
- providing opportunities to share ideas and stories
- reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation
“Wordscapes” can help you to:
- find and share coping strategies
- develop self-compassion
- reset your goals
- transform your “hum drum” into the aha! of insight
- improve relationships
- engage with community
- discover a sense of fun and satisfaction with daily life
- improve sleep patterns