A Little About Me
Hello friends! I am 36 years old and a third year Master of Counselling student. I live with my partner, Doug, and our little boy, Thomas, in beautiful Cochrane, Alberta. I am originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, so the small town feel of Cochrane suits me just fine! I spent almost 7 years serving Calgary children, youth, and families at a local non-profit agency as a youth developmental specialist, a program coordinator, and most recently as a program manager. I am now a full time student.
My research interests are focused on narrative therapy, birth trauma, and maternal guilt and shame. I am passionate about deconstructing master narratives around motherhood, parenting, and all the "shoulds" that come with it.
I served as a Health Disciplines Faculty Representative on AUGSA during the 2017-2018 academic year and thoroughly enjoyed my work on the Engagement Committee. Advocacy is in my heart. I enjoy public speaking, strategic thinking, and passionate engagement.
My favourite pastimes are reading, playing crib with my partner, and perusing farmers' markets. I always have a novel and a non fiction book on the go. Right now I am reading Cape Breton Road (DR MacDonald), Maps of Narrative Practice (Michael White), and Oh Crap Potty Training (Jamie Glowacki) (shout out to all my fellow potty training parents).
I approach life with energy, enthusiasm, and humour. I try not to take myself too seriously and I love to learn. Anything I do, I do with my whole heart.
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