20 Years Ago.....

It was 20 years ago............
I decide to pack up at the age of 40 with my three amazing children and start a new life in Calgary Alberta. We had lived for 10 years in a small town in Ontario and it was time to move on to different opportunities.

We had a family meeting talked about the pro's and con's and decided to take a chance. We packed up our house and packed our Van and started our week long journey driving across Canada. We drove from a small town called Brighton, outside of Toronto and drove across the country. We had a place to live and the kids all walked to their new school up the street!

For some reason I decided to have a professional photo taken....this was the photo! 
No digital photos 20 years ago, so someday I will find some more of our adventure across Canada! 

I started over and while kids were in school, I looked for work.

Fast forward 20 years. I have worked in the IT field, started my own Training and Consulting company and now work at a golf course part time and live my dream being an Entrepreneur supporting others with their health and wellness. My children are now living in Quebec Canada, London UK and Hamburg Germany.  They still come home to Alberta.

If you are looking for help to deal with your health, stress or aging...talk to ME. I've walked the walk, come share your story with me!!

Daniel (13), Lindsay (14) and Matthew (9) 1998

Daniel (13), Lindsay (14) and Matthew (9) 1998

The Women We Know

I was recently featured on an Instagram Profile called The Women We Know.


When I decided to share my story I did not really realize how many strangers would read and comment. This year marks 30 years after losing my 20 month old daughter Leslie from a car accident. I have told my story many times, but for some reason this year I wanted to do something to honour her.

I spent over an hour on the phone and many emails back and forth with Brette who captured my words.  I now realize that I needed someone else to write about my memories.  Each story she has been sharing tell stories of Real Women in about 300 words.

Thank you Brette for capturing the true heart of my loss and maybe someone somewhere will read and take comfort to share their own story with you.

If you have a moment please click on the link to read more https://www.instagram.com/thewomenweknow/.

There are many heartfelt feature stories.

My husband Kent took this photo!

My husband Kent took this photo!