“There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle”. Albert Einstein
My first 10 day silent meditation retreat in 2005, made me realize (experientially) the healing power of the mind. Contrary to what I had known thus far, this source of knowledge had nothing to do with books and academics, but rather with a deep connection to my own inner self and intuitive knowing. This realization fueled another stream of courses and workshops in various energy / mind-body medicine modalities (Reiki, psychosomatic therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy). The aftermath was that I found my work as a Clinical Research Specialist at Toronto’s St Michaels Hospital (see Publications) no longer fulfilling albeit financially rewarding. Naturopathic Medicine gave me the platform I needed to integrate my analytical mind with my inner healer.
Becoming a Naturopathic Doctor enabled me to combine my rigorous clinical training with my passion for healthy living, psychotherapy, mindfulness & spirituality, my own personal growth & wellness, as well as that of others. I offer a holistic, open-minded perspective to your health problems & concerns, and welcome people from all walks of life. In addition to running a busy practice, I’m a Teaching Assistant of Health Psychology at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and co-facilitate Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) groups with a psychiatrist. In my free time you can find me enjoying outdoor sports, rock wall climbing, Latin dancing, yoga and mindfulness meditation.