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RAW Podcast with Sarah Freeman

Best podcast intro EVER… “Kristy is this incredible woman. She just has this way about herself, this no bullshit way. She’s direct, but it’s beautiful and I love her for that. I hope you get the chance to sit down and talk with Kristy. She has a beautiful heart and she has lots to shareContinue reading “RAW Podcast with Sarah Freeman”

Leading Through Stories: The Gift of Grief

It is human nature to try to help our friends, neighbours, family, and friends though their grief. This compulsion to offer advice, or say something we think will ease the pain, often serves to diminish the feelings people are experiencing, and can sometimes even cause harm, despite our best intentions. It is important to knowContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: The Gift of Grief”

Becoming a Local

“Then came the winter. And, again, I was excited; ice skating, snowboarding, cross country skiing. But how can I teach my son something I don’t know how to do? I don’t have the time to learn. What will people think of me not knowing? I decided not to try. I am an immigrant and IContinue reading “Becoming a Local”

Leading Through Stories: Tell Your Story

We have all experienced meaningful moments in our lives that have transformed us. Although each of these stories is unique to us, the impact and lessons we learn are often universal. That is why story creates connection and builds relationships. Sharing these stories gives us the opportunity to not only support ourselves through these experiences,Continue reading “Leading Through Stories: Tell Your Story”

Leading Through Stories: Impactful Leadership

What does impactful leadership mean to you? What words come to mind? Perhaps the names of people who have impacted you through a traditional leadership role; a manager, CEO, or team leader. Perhaps values and characteristics show up for you; passion, authenticity, great communicator, and visionary might top the list.  When you create a pictureContinue reading “Leading Through Stories: Impactful Leadership”

Lake Life: Family Documentary Photography

Throwback post to August of 2019 the last time we were at our family cabin. Missing this place. This last week at Priest Lake I spent part of the day photographing our family, Ashley, Will, Cole and Mason rather than my own kids. That’s hard when your own kids are still around and demanding yourContinue reading “Lake Life: Family Documentary Photography”

Sharing Our Hearts

Photography and storytelling has been a major part of my own personal mental health and healing journey since becoming a medical mom. By documenting my life through my words and my images, I share what is happening in my world for others to see — our family members and other families. My hope is other familiesContinue reading “Sharing Our Hearts”

What is Digital Storytelling?

Digital storytelling has changed everything I am doing. Recently, I got to sit down virtually with Mike Lang of Common Language DST and pick his brain about all things digital storytelling. Mike is a digital storytelling facilitator, a health researcher and a filmmaker, among many other things. In April of 2021 I took his LevelContinue reading “What is Digital Storytelling?”

In Memory of Madison

Tonight, I learned an amazing family has had to say goodbye to their heart warrior. I am re-posting this blog in Madison’s memory with the hopes that those who love her will smile and reminisce about the wonderful memories they have of her. Voluntography – May 2016 Last week I met up with a RonaldContinue reading “In Memory of Madison”

Sharing Stories

As the summer winds down and we head into a new school year, it’s still hard to believe how much has changed over the last two years. It’s been a wild ride between moving to Canmore, leaving teaching, Kane’s heart surgery, and living through a pandemic! These are just some of my stories of resilience.Continue reading “Sharing Stories”