About the Site
“Full Blume Wellness” offers courses, projects and resources based on therapeutic photography, journalling, mindfulness/meditation and the arts for people living with chronic pain and/or illness. From personal and professional experience, I know these practices can offer significant insight, healing and growth.
See my photography at the following places:
On the website
I am an experienced facilitator, counsellor, certified life coach and therapeutic photographer and most significantly, a person living with chronic pain.
Professional Experience Highlights
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) – Simon Fraser University
Women’s Addiction Treatment Centre Manager
Certified Life Coach
Photo Jolts Certificate
Pain and Illness in My Life
My “chronic pain life” started in 2006 with a continued progressive worsening of my symptoms. I have been diagnosed with a severe case of Internal Disc Disruption/Derangement. At this point I am quite disabled from the pain and my life has been severely impacted despite trying numerous therapies.
In addition to pain, chronic illness has become a part of my life, as my fiancé has Polycystic Kidney Disease and is currently on dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant.
So I understand the need to have tools to manage the stress and challenges that chronic pain and illness bring to one’s life.
I am passionate about teaching others how transformative photography and mindfulness can be in this regard.
Please feel free to email me with any comments or questions at email@example.com