I have a new role with the Self Help Connection as a “Peer Support Consultant.”


I have expanded my services into the Halifax Regional Municipality working within the Self Help Connection as a Peer Support Consultant.  I will be contracting with them from Monday to Wednesday from 8am -4pm  at their office at 63 King Street in Dartmouth, NS.  You can reach me there at 902-466-2011.

My job description is as follows:

Peer Support

This stream offers one-on-one peer support to all participants as they begin to use their new skills in addition to the following:

Recovery: Works with all participants as they progress through the five stages of recovery.

Consultations: Provides one-on-one consultations designed to help persons living with a mental illness connect with the appropriate supports in the community.

Education: Assists participants in learning more about their illness, medications, side-effects and other available treatment options.

Individual and Self Advocacy: Offers advocacy services to participants while teaching advocacy skills so that the individual feels comfortable advocating on their own behalf.

I will also be facilitating / co-facilitating the following programs:

The Self Help Connection serves the entire province in terms of providing support and training for those involved with Support Groups  and equips them with the tools to get the groups off the ground as well as keeping a directory of every self help group in Nova Scotia.
Some of the other services they offer include, but are not limited to:
  1. Entrepreneurship & Employability Enhancement
  2. Informatics Education (WRAP program, communication technologies…starting a website, blogs, logos, etc)
  3. Self Help Group Development
  4. Etc
I am really excited to have this opportunity to work with this organization, feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions!


Literacy Nova Scotia Conference April 25 & 26 in Truro!

2013 Literacy Nova Scotia Conference Program

I will be putting on a  workshop called “ADHD: AFFLICTION OR ATTRIBUTE?” on the 25th and 26th at the 2013 Literacy Nova Scotia Conference.  I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and networking in this  field.  I spend a lot of my time in the mental health world as 50-75% of individuals with ADHD experience  1-4  mental health concerns over their lifetime.  Learning disabilities are also synonymous with ADHD and literacy rates  are just one example of many.

Looking forward to some great questions and conversation tomorrow!

ANOTHER GREAT ADHD FORUM ON REDDIT….Best part is that they have “Win Wednesdays”


I love a great forum and this one is no different.  There are close to 14,000 “reADHDers” on this forum and the best part about it is that every Wednesday, they post their “Wins” for the week.  Anyone who has ever received coaching from me would know that we also celebrate weekly wins and this just offers another medium to celebrate this!

I would encourage you all to check it out!  There are loads of other topics listed and it only takes a second to log in!

Tonight, I was awarded the EDN 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award!!!

This is just one of many amazing achievements I have had since relocating to Nova Scotia in 2011.  I found out a few weeks ago that I was  1 of 3 finalists for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Entrepreneur of the Year award and thought that maybe this honor was a little premature as I am just picking up steam.  My nomination was reviewed by local business representatives and ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching ltd was ultimately chosen!

I would like to thank the Entrepreneurs with Disability Network  (www.ednns.ca) for all their help over the past few months.  The crazy thing is that I just hooked up with them for the first time in December of 2012!   The networking opportunities they have provided are incredible and this is just the icing on the cake.  I would also like to thank their sponsors:

  1. Encana Natural Gas
  2. TD Canada Trust
  3. Staples
  4. Office Interiors
  5. Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  6. Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development
  7. Nova Scotia Community Services

In addition I want to acknowledge the other two finalists:

  1. Annabel Purcell (Reliable Home Rentals) www.reliablehomerentals.com
  2. Stacey Campbell (Sugar Shok Candy Boutique) www.sugarshok.com

As well as the “Up and Coming Entrepreneur of the year”

  1. Claude Comeau (Speaking to make a difference) www.speakingtomakeadifference.com

Each of these finalists are amazing individuals and remarkable entrepreneurs.  I have had the honor of working along side them at numerous events and was excited to share the stage with them tonight, Congratulations!

Again, I am completely honored to receive this amazing award and I am extremely excited to see what the future has in store for me!


I am 1 of 3 Semi Finalists for the EDN Entrepreneur of the Year award!

2013 EDN Entrepreneur of the Year Award…I am 1 of 3 Semi-Finalists

Click on the link above for details!

Feel free to join me from 4-7pm at the Westin Nova Scotian at 1181 Hollis Street in Halifax!

Everyone is welcome and there will an opportunity to do some great networking if you are interested in working with individuals with disabilities or in Entrepreneurship yourself!

Have a problem waking up in the morning? Check out this list of the TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING ALARM CLOCKS!

Top 10 Most Annoying Alarm Clocks

Waking up in the morning is one of the biggest challenges reported by youth with ADHD .  Not waking up can also be the most damaging if you are late for work, school or other responsibilities.  Ultimately it’s up to YOU to figure out how to make this happen and utilizing some or all of these would surely help!