I am very grateful for the many folks who have have assisted me, in a great variety of ways, with the development of this website.  Mentors provided expert guidance through the entire process of creating an online presence.  A colleague suggested a simple four word phrase that wove the entire website together.  Friends and family patiently stuck with me as I sent them seemingly endless lists in my effort to find a viable business name.  One dear friend dedicated hours of her time to assist with editing, while another in the “supporting cast” guided me to technical information that I was unable to find on my own.  Others provided the emotional support that I needed to get through the most challenging times. 

There are far too many to be listed here in a formal way, and some are too modest to take any credit for their contributions.  Each has been thanked directly as I am truly grateful for their assistance. 

I also wish to express my gratitude to a group of people whom I have not yet met . . . the artists who have provided the photographs that you are enjoying on this site.  Their generosity plays a significant role in the growth of this website, and they don’t even require that their beautiful work be credited.  However, that is not my way.  It is my hope that this small gesture of providing you with links to the artists and their work will assist them in their careers in the same way that they are benefiting mine. 

It would seem that it “takes a village” to build a website . . .  and a better world.  “Thank you” to everyone who has contributed in areas where my skills were weaker so that I may focus on serving and caring for my community as a strong and passionate counsellor.

I wish to conclude with a fundamental acknowledgement that underpins all that is written above.  As a resident of Victoria, British Columbia, I would like to express my gratitude to the Salish speaking peoples who generously share their unceded Traditional Territories with those of my culture, in spite of historical injustices.  I humbly reach out and embrace this act of forgiveness by First Nations brothers and sisters with the hope that we can reciprocate with meaningful actions of reconciliation.



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