My name is Michelle and I live in Edmonton, Alberta with my two girls, two very large dogs and a tiny old cat. I used to live with a bunch of demons as well but day by day I am evicting them from my home and my life and finding the courage to be my authentic self.
I started blogging as a means of reflecting and healing after I was reunited with my son that I gave up for adoption when I was 16. Thousand Acre Heart is an honest, sometimes heart wrenching account of my journey from a scared and heart broken sixteen year old girl to a woman and a mother, struggling with love, trust and worthiness.
In January 2016 I started The W.I.S.E. Project because even though I thought I finally had everything I needed to live a happy life I wasn’t truly happy. I have a deep and profound desire to seek and experience joy and live mindfully in the present.
In June 2017 I lost my husband, father of my children and the absolute love of my life to suicide after a long battle with mental illness. My family and I are devastated and working hard to heal from the trauma, to move forward in love and wellness and be ally’s for those suffering from Mental Health illnesses and a support for and their families.
I called my Blog “Dancing in the rain” because I absolutely love that feeling of total abandonment of your inhibitions when you dance in the rain. It makes me feel free, and whole!
I am learning to embrace and love who I am, in turn I am happier and I am able to live for the moment instead of stuck in the past or worrying about the future. I invite you to join me on this journey of self discovery. Lets get W.I.S.E.
With love xx