About 5 years ago, you would have found me in my dark bedroom, working on a creative project into the wee hours of the morning. I thought I was a night owl getting a few quality hours of work in, but I was really just avoiding the inevitable. When I did finally fall into bed, I would spend hours lying there, wide awake, no matter how exhausted I actually was. My mind would race with so many things and as the sun was rising, I was dragging myself out of bed, longing for my first nap. And then my next nap.
After years of being trapped in a cycle of insomnia, sleep-deprivation, and fantasizing about where in the room I could fall asleep if given the chance, something changed. I found an online certification course in sleep coaching, and I took it to improve my own sleep, not even thinking of it as a career. After improving my own sleep and getting rid of my insomnia symptoms, I became passionate about helping others do the same.
It was shocking how few people were talking about sleep in the online wellness space. Apparently, sleep wasn’t trendy in 2017.
I help women find safe & natural relief from insomnia
while prioritizing rest as the ultimate act of self-care.
"You're like my sleep fairy godmother!"
I started The Calm & Cozy Podcast in 2018 and discovered I had a knack for hiding behind a microphone, sharing my knowledge and humour with the world from the comfort of my bed.
After being offered a book deal by a New York publisher who found me on Instagram, The Calm & Cozy Book of Sleep was published in August 2020.
It has since been labelled by reviewers as "the most helpful book I've ever read, a glorious guide to better sleep, and life-changing within the first 30 pages," amongst other 4 and 5-star reviews.
Two years later, in May 2022, The Calm & Cozy Sleep Kit was released.
I believe it’s possible to ease bedtime anxiety and calm racing thoughts while making peace with rest, all without having to pop a nightly pill or compromise your healthy lifestyle.
Today, I help women make sleep a priority without having to dedicate hours of their lives to self-care & evening routines.
I am trained and certified in Sleep Sciences, Life Coaching, and Meditation & Mindfulness.
I also lived with insomnia symptoms for decades and used my training & experience to transform my own sleep.
Although I'm not currently coaching clients one-on-one, I can be found in a handful of places...
The Sleep Podcast:
I have 80-something episodes of The Calm & Cozy Podcast for epic binge-listening, where I talk about insomnia and sleep-related topics. (I recommend starting with episode one because it's still my favourite.)
My Sleep Book:
I published a book, and not only is it full of all my best sleep advice, but it's also adorable! Packed full of gorgeous artwork on every page, The Calm & Cozy Book of Sleep is perfect for displaying on your bedside table after you've read it. (If you're not giving it to a friend who could also use some help with their sleep!) Find it on Amazon or your local bookstore.
The Sleep Kit:
Two years after the book was published, a sleep kit was released into the world! The gorgeous box set includes a "handbook" version of The Calm & Cozy Book of Sleep, a little sleep journal, a silk sleep mask, and a package of lavender-scented incense cones. Buy it on Amazon or check your local bookstore. (Also spotted at Winners & Marshall's in Canada!)
My Insomnia Membership Site:
During the pandemic, I partnered with Derek Lacey, The Life Coach for Insomniacs, to create a membership community called Freedom From Insomnia. At two inexpensive monthly membership levels, you'll have access to everything you need to master the art of falling asleep!
Sleep Meditations & Bedtime Stories:
I recently partnered with the Aura app, which is the #1 app for sleep & wellness. I upload new tracks monthly where I use my best meditation teacher voice to help you relax, and ultimately lull you to sleep.
If you're already an Aura user, Follow Me Here!
If you want to try Aura for free, Grab My 30-Day Guest Pass!
I'm also on Instagram, though not regularly. I find social media to be draining, so I only post when I have something to say. You can Follow Me Here.
how to work with me:
When I'm not taking a Latin dance class, fermenting vegetables, or growing herbs on my kitchen counter,
I'm walking around downtown Burlington, crocheting yet another slouchy hat, or watching a new series about Vikings with Jake & our chocolate lab named Bo.
If you're dying to hear more,
Here are 5 things you might not know about me:
I'm happily childfree by choice.
I DO have three adult stepchildren and one step-grandchild.
I've always wanted to try standup comedy.
I often write elaborate bits to fit into casual conversations.
I love cutting my hair.
My hair changes every few months & I usually cut it myself.
I'm really into natural & holistic health.
I do a lot of weird stuff and it works for me.
I stopped colouring my hair years ago.
I'm happily embracing my silver highlights!
Still here? Let's connect!