On CTV’s The Social “The Death Positive Movement”

And that’s a wrap! Thank you so much to The Social for having me on to talk about being a Death Doula and supporting the death positivity movement by speaking up and out about having hard conversations with our loved ones Thank you Ingrid for finding me and helping me prepare, to Blair for being …

Doula..ing

It’s been quite the journey to becoming (or realizing I’m) a Death Doula. I have had great training and resources through Hospice Toronto, continue to read and challenge myself with certifications and death education. But its been 2 years to the day since I applied for the End of Life Doula course and I keep finding meaningful moments that propel me forward on this path.

Dead end ahead

This year marked the ten year deathaversary of my dear brother Andrew’s suicide in November. You may know that I created a one-woman show to help digest my grief through storytelling and resource sharing in Everything But the Cat… which I also wrote about on my mental health and suicide prevention blog on tumblr. I …

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and as a suicide loss survivor I would like to share some resources and thoughts around the subject. First, the photo above was taken by Joanna Haughton as part of her Strength in Vulnerability photo-series.  Here is what she wanted to share about it: Strength in Vulnerability. The moments of our …

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Storytelling with Stories We Don’t Tell

Recently I had the pleasure of sharing a story with Stories We Don’t Tell, a storytelling gathering in Toronto. I like their mandate:  “There are some stories that we get really good at telling, we tell them to our friends, our coworkers, and even strangers at parties. We tell them because they are a part of …

Adrianna at CMHA MH4A17 Conference

Everything But the Cat… at CMHA’s #MH4A17 Conference

I had the wonderful opportunity to do my not-so-one-woman show “Everything But The Cat…” for CMHA National #MH4A17 Conference and it was amazing! Met new amazing stigma fighters and even saw some familiar faces. The audience for my show was equally amazing, such great feedback and probably the world’s greatest hugs that ever happened in …