Bio: My employment career has been focused on working with high needs and high risk children and youth in various settings; from a private firm to a large scale High School as a Counsellor. I am now a Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner, Songwriter and Artist. My soul is a creator; I adore learning new ways to express the creativity that runs rampant through my mind. Everywhere I look I see inspiration and try to tap into it through; music, painting, drawing, writing, photography and fabric arts. As a graduate of the University of Alberta, I obtained my Bachelor of Secondary Education with Distinction. My majors were Literature and Psychology and my minor Dramatic Arts. I have obtained my Level 1 Usui Reiki Certification and am training to become a certified Reiki Master. I also have my certification in Solution-Focused Therapy, Mental Health First Aide and Trauma & Crisis Intervention Level 1 & 2. "Butterfly Woman: A Novel Based on True Events" was published in June 2009 and my sole purpose for writing it was to connect with women on topics that relate to their struggles. I have donated this novel to mental health libraries and non-profit organizations that are centered on empowering women, girls and survivors of mental illness and abuse. Now I feel that I must share my spiritual healing journey in hopes that anyone struggling to make sense of themselves in this fast-paced world will find it and learn how to reconnect to the core of their being.