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Writing Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Stage & Screen Studies (Writing Focus)

Queen's University

Diploma with Distinction: Freelance & Feature Writing

The London School of Journalism

Human Is What We Are: Online Writing Course

Guided by Bryonie Wise 


First Place Winner of The Canadian Woman Story Contest

Reader's Digest, 2006

Wellness Studies

Diploma of Acupuncture & Eastern Herbal Medicine (4-year program) 

Institute of Traditional Medicine || R. Ac Designation

Diploma of Natural Nutrition (2-year program)

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition || RHN Designation

Certificate in AcuDetox

The National Association of Acupuncture Detoxification || ADS Designation

Certificate in Contemplative End-of-Life Care 

Institute of Traditional Medicine (faculty included Henry Fersko-Weiss, coiner of the term, "Death Doula")


Ongoing mentorship in Alchemical Healing with Lorie Dechar, author of Five Spirits, Kigo and The Alchemy of Inner Work


The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)

Internship with Kaleb Montgomery, Founder of Fertility Toronto at

The Institute of Reproductive Medicine (Repromed)

Notable Workshops & Trainings:


Healing with Whole Foods with Paul Pitchford         


Certificate in Ayurveda Self-Care & Ayurveda for the Psyche with Luiza Ormond 

Certificate in Yoga Studies with Ram Vakkalanka


The Karen Haffey Memorial Award for Leadership in Changing the World

The Institute of Traditional Medicine, 2013

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