More food for the journey.
Welcome to the ALIP shop. These tools and resources are offered to help you put down deeper roots of self-awareness and self-compassion and then practice taking imperfect action to show up fully to your messy and beautiful life in every season.
10%+ of my profits are used to help fund an art scholarship in my son’s name to help reduce stigma and shame around living with mental illness/to honour the beauty of diversity, to programs that feed and otherwise care for people struggling with homelessness, addiction, or mental illness, and to initiatives that help Black, Indigenous, or Women of Colour start or grow small businesses. I live and work on Treaty 6 Territory.
If you are a member of a marginalized community or in a hard financial season, I invite you to use the coupon code I MATTER for 50% off of my mini-courses, course bundles, and printables sold on this website.
A note about my mini-courses: There are many factors in life that we do not control yet which impact our wellbeing, happiness, and overall life experience. My courses do not address concerns like economic disparity, oppression or injustice, or lack of access to community care. They also do not offer deep support for living with mental illness or trauma though I write through the lens of my own lived experience which includes struggle, suicide loss, and trauma.
They are a simple starting point to help you deepen self-awareness and self-compassion and begin taking imperfect action by building new ways of thinking and intentional habits or practices over which you do have a measure of control.
Although people often hire me as part of their care team, none of my work is for people in crisis or seeking professional mental health or medical support. One way of loving ourselves well is by asking for the help we need. Please ask for professional help if you’re struggling. You matter.
Save when you bundle up three mini-courses! The Love Yourself Well Bundle includes the Journey to Freedom, Self-Compassion, and Rooted & Resilient mini-courses.
Save when you bundle up three mini-courses! The Happiness Bundle includes the Right-Sized Life, Befriend Yourself, and How of Happiness mini-courses.
Freedom involves honest questioning and the vulnerability and bravery to listen to our own responses. Less heeding other people’s voices and adding to our to-do lists in exchange for more inner work, reflection, yummy conversations, or soul-searching. Less grasping for certainty and more willingness to live the questions.
To move through the world with strength, dignity, joy, and in integrity, to offer our light or contribution, to feel at home in our bodies and our lives – we must become our own best friend.
Self-compassion leads to less self-judgment and lower depressive symptoms. It increases resilience and a sense of agency (so important for hard seasons!) and it leads to improved health behaviours and overall physical health.
Resilience is the ability to successfully adapt or rebound following adversity or potentially traumatic life events or circumstances. We can consciously work to build resilience pro-actively, but resilience is also forged in the fire.
Martin Seligman teaches that there are 3 routes to happiness: pleasure or positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. A person who uses all three routes to happiness leads the “full life” and these people enjoy far greater life satisfaction.
Building a right-sized life means one that is aligned to your unique personality, wiring, needs, desires, life stage, values, and sense of purpose. It involves truth-telling, questioning, grappling, coming face to face with the reality of what is and choosing our response.
An 8-week course to help you quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison, and fear so you can show up fully to your imperfect and beautiful life.
This series of journals & seasonal reflections (one for every Happy Monday of the year) are available for purchase through Amazon. Every Monday is a fresh opportunity to remember who and how you want to be in the world.
I’m carving out time to write a couple of deeper works in 2021-22. I often resist writing yet it’s one of the ways I find my way forward gently and on purpose.
A set of worksheets I personally use and which will help you identify and live aligned with your highest values and priorities – or otherwise stay organized. Live imperfectly – on purpose.
Simple printables with quotes from A Life in Progress and worksheets to help you live imperfectly – on purpose.
My son died after a ferocious battle with severe depression and persistent suicidal ideation. I created an art scholarship in his name; this is one way I can honour the full, beautiful truth of who he was and help share a message of hope + compassion around living with mental illness or simply being human in a messy world.