I am a life long learner, with a nursing degree from McMaster University, a Social work degree from Carleton University, and a theology degree (in Anglican Studies) from Saint Paul University. I also value adult learning opportunities. I earned a Certificate in Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Pathways and have completed a two year course in Spiritual Deepening and Spiritual Direction, from Atlantic Jubilee Program at Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia.
For relaxation and inspiration I like being active outdoors, particularly in hiking, cross country skiing and swimming. I also like being involved with food: gardening and cooking.
I have lived in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and also in Germany.
In my work life, I have been a stay-at-home mother, and a volunteer in social agencies and church settings. I have done paid work as a nurse, a social worker, and a church minister. Presently I combine paid and unpaid work. I am Chaplain at The Well, Pastoral Associate, St Margaret’s Anglican Church, counsellor and spiritual guide in private practice, and I am a past member of the service team of Contemplative Outreach Eastern Ontario.
My passion is spirituality and religion, and their relationship to healthy human development and to creativity. My spiritual practices include: Centering Prayer, Anglican worship and prayer, pilgrimage and walking, spiritual listening and silent retreats.
I am grateful to my friends and family for their support in my journeys.