The week that I’ve been dreading for months has come and gone, and both of my children are now in school full-time, officially closing the a-child-at-home chapter of my life.

My son was born in January 2009, when I was only a few years into my chiropractic career.  My clinic was a brand new baby too, and it soon became apparent that I could not manage being a full-time mom and a full-time business woman effectively.  I chose to sell my clinic and build my practice as a part-time associate rather than a full-time chiropractor, and that’s what I’ve done for the last seven and a half years.  My husband and I have managed to juggle our work hours so that one of us is always at home, thus eliminating the need for daycare, and I’ve gradually increased my clinic hours as my children have gotten older.  The flexibility of my job has been an unexpected quality-of-life bonus for me, and not something that was on my radar as a 20-something embarking upon my chiropractic degree.

Here I am on the other side of that transition away from work.  Taking a conscious step back from my practice in 2009 seemed like a huge undertaking at the time.  The feminist in me felt guilty about taking my foot off the gas of my growing career and the mother in me felt guilty for feeling that way.  But long hours at the clinic were soon traded for long hours of newborns, diapers, and strollers, and my primary hat shifted from clinic to kids.  It’s been that way for a long time, and my “normal” is daytime with my kid(s) and afternoon/evenings with my patients.  That’s about to change.

Effective yesterday, I’ve increased my clinic hours by nearly 50%.  This is the largest change in my professional life to date, second only to the sale of my clinic in 2010.  My daytime availability is skyrocketing, and my afternoon/evening availabity will shift only slightly.  For my current patients, I hope that this opens up more opportunity for you to get an appointment with me at your convenience, and for my new patients, I look forward to having much more time to meet you and help you.

0K0A4007-ExposureIf you’re reading this, you’ve been a part of my professional journey thus far, and I hope that you continue to do so.  I appreciate your support, and I will see you soon.


Monday: 11:00am-7:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-2:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-6:30pm

Saturday: 9:45am-1:00pm

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Home Sweet Home

You didn’t hear from me yesterday.  That’s the first time in nearly four years that I didn’t publish a blog post on Tuesday morning.  Did you miss me?

My family and I were at the mercy of the Winter storm that just swept through Ontario and Quebec, and it took us 40 hours to get from my parent’s home in Sundre, Alberta, to ours here in Burlington.  It’s usually eight hours door to door.

This is what I wrote on my personal Facebook Page yesterday, and my adrenaline is still pumping:

Friends. Thank you for your concern. We are SAFE. I need to tell you about this circus because you will not believe it.

Our trip home began yesterday morning, leaving Sundre at 6:45am. In the last 30 hours we have experienced flight delays, push-backs to the gate, flight cancellations, and several trips through 60-90min baggage and security lineups. The most terrifying experience of my life was trying to land at Pearson last night- we were over the runway, past the tops of buildings when we experienced wind shear and the pilot had to abort the landing- as we rose back out of Toronto we could hear the ice pellets hitting the plane and could not see a thing through the thick cloud. Chris and I were separated, as the plane didn’t have room for us to sit together, and our sleeping children missed their parent’s terror completely.

We arrived at our hotel in Montreal at 3:30am last night and our flight today was again cancelled. There are no rental cars available. We are now at the Via station waiting for our (delayed) train and hope to be home by midnight tonight, as scheduled. We have 100lbs of luggage, two car seats, 4 carry-ons, and we have taken 8 cabs/planes/shuttles/trains. Oh, and Chris lost his wallet to spice things up a bit.

But we are SAFE. What an end to a peaceful 2015!!!

I had a full day of patients booked yesterday, my first day back after five days of Christmas vacation, and our wonderful reception team (yay Morgan, Emilia, and Jen!) stepped up to the plate for me and were busy rescheduling patients, fielding calls, and altering their shifts to accommodate my situation.  They are the backbone of our clinic and I was reminded of that yet again.

You can now find me at Burlington Sports & Spine Clinic:

  • Today, 11:00am-7:30pm
  • Tomorrow (Dec 31st): 8:30am-1:30pm
  • Sat, January 2nd: 9:45am-1:00pm

Regular post-holiday hours resume January 4th.

And yes, I wrote this post late last night.  The euphoria of being home kept me awake.



One Year Later

I was struggling for a blog topic this week.  Call it writer’s block, call it a busy weekend, call it lack of creativity…… but I was stumped.  In an effort to find some inspiration, I started to look back at what I was writing about last Spring and I came across ‘Challenge and Change‘.  One year ago, I was preparing to move my primary practice to Burlington Sports & Spine, leaving the five years of safety and comfort of my previous clinic.  Now, one year later, I look back on this decision as a pivotal point in my career- one that has brought me new friendships, professional growth, and a whole lotta happiness.  THANK YOU, my patients and my friends, for believing in me and in what I do, and for following me to a new adventure.



*** April 2013 ***

It’s time for me to spread my wings, embrace change, and leap into a brand new chapter in my professional life.  As of Monday, May 13th, I will be relocating my practice just two blocks away, to the Burlington Sports & Spine Clinic (BSSC)!

On February 4th, 2008, I opened the doors of my current practice,
Active Sport & Health Centre, with this in mind:


Less than a year later my son was born, and this happened…


On September 15th, 2010, l sold ownership of the clinic but remained working there part-time as an Independent Contractor.  And now, after five and a half years at Active, another baby, and many happy memories later, it is time for me to move on.

I want to thank you for your support, and I invite you to come with me on this journey.


Here are the details:

  • BSSC is in the Cora’s plaza on Fairview Street, right beside the Service Ontario office, at 3455 Fairview St.  For the next 10 days, however, you can still find me practicing at Active.
  • BSSC offers state-of-the-art treatment and rehab equipment, along with a great support crew, including Registered Massage Therapy, physiotherapy, and a full reception team.
  • I have also expanded my hours:
    • MONDAY             3:30-8:00pm
    • WEDNESDAY       3:30-8:00pm
    • FRIDAY                3:30-7:00pm
    • SATURDAY        10:30am-1:30pm
    • Call 289-351-0301 to book your appointment, or visit us online at