"The pursuit of happiness is an ongoing, nonlinear journey that we have the ability to shape however we choose."
The art of storytelling has always been something to which I have been drawn. I first began my career as a Canadian storyteller back in northern Ontario, crafting tales of creative fiction when my high school theatre teacher would inquire about, often in front of the entire class, the reason for my habitually late arrivals. My ability to weave a tale that evoked laughter from my peers and irritated teacher was my earliest lesson in the power of storytelling to shift human emotions.
As a woman who is in the middle years of raising a family, I want you to know that I understand how much is required to give to those who count on you the most. I also know what it can do to you if you’re not careful. It is possible to love so hard and give so completely that you do it to the point of resentment.
As an author, I am over the moon to share with you my latest book, You Are Here: The Struggling Woman's Guide To Reclaiming Happiness, an essay collection written for women who feel like they just can’t do it anymore. In its pages, I explore with you your role as your family’s main (and sometimes sole) caregiver. I hammer out what it truly means to love and be loved unconditionally, how to give to your family without completely draining yourself in the process, and how to begin the journey toward the kind of authentic self-care that has you blaring your favorite tunes during solo car trips rather than indulging in ugly-crying marathons.