“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”
― Mary Oliver


100 Pounds of Apricots

Something on the radio, caught my attention a few weeks ago and has stayed with me:

Do we make our stories, or do they make us? Rebecca Solnit, writer-in-residence in Iceland, was being interviewed about her tale of receiving, suddenly, 100 pounds of apricots from her previously dismissive mother.

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Listen to the interview at 1:31:17

OT, Skills for the Job of Living



I have a part-time, Wednesday evening practice. You can reach me via: HakomiOT@gmail.com or (403) 903-7946. Please feel free to call or email to introduce yourself to me. 


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If you are in urgent need please contact the  Calgary Distress Centre: 403 266-HELP (4357).

pottery-and-aunt-helen-025.jpgSometimes parts of yourself become disconnected. Your hopes become separated from your life facts. With compassion and skill, I can tend to disconnection and help loosen what is stuck. We will look, together, at what your hopes and fears are saying.

As a Registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Hakomi Therapist, I orient my private practice of psychosocial Occupational Therapy to best fit your mental health needs. My body-focused approach addresses your day to day performance and satisfaction. I invite you to explore my website or, simply call or email.

Please contact me if you are challenged by the following issues:

  • Difficulty managing stressful situations – life crises
  • Trouble fitting in socially, or struggles with relating to others
  • Out of control emotions, or numbness
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness and depression
  • Suicidal thoughts (with and without attempts or self harm)
  • Issues related to trauma
  • Problems coping or functioning at work
  • Transitions/phase of life issues

Hakomi Calgary  highlights therapists who work in this model. Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy comes from “Hakomi” (Ha-ko-mee), a Hopi Indian word meaning “where do I stand in relation to these many realms”. [Apologies for the ads; please scroll past them. ]

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