Thursday, May 21, 2009

Connections, connections, connections!

Tania and I were able to showcase our project at the Canadian Counsellor's Conference held in Saskatoon, SK yesterday...and what a day of connecting with like-minded people...WOWSA! I would like to mention the people that truly will make a difference to us and the people we connect with...

two fabulous women Darlene Ouimet and Tammy Morales of Face to Face who want to help us to create a platform on our website in which we can connect with all of you...face to face, online!!

Suzane Proulx of SUMAE who has expertise in non-verbal communication (body language) and symobolism. An incredible process that optimizes individual thinking processes and decision making through the use of focusing and the recognition of symbolism! Suzane is such a spark!

Liz Coben of Turner Coben Event Marketing Inc. who gave us the opportunity to attend this conference in their Trade Show at such a pivotal location because the call for papers were already chosen last year, yet!

Joelle Emond of Ecole St-Germain and a member and website manager of the Manitoba School Counsellor's Association who will post our site as a resource for families - thank you!!

We sat beside Ivy Armstrong of the University of Saskatchewan who works in Recruitment & Admissions, who is a bright and bold 24-year old woman who has a lot of life figured out, impressive! She touches families lives so beautifully by teaching music and mentoring teenagers in Air Cadets, as well.

Leah Deans of the Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan Inc. who says we may be asked to speak so that these parents will know that it is actually quite common that parents of adoptive children ALSO experience Postpartum Depression!

We also connected with the organizer of this incredible event, Barbara MacCallum, and were asked to submit a proposal to speak in next year's conference in Charlottetown, PEI!

Finally, a large thank you to Christine M. Gatzke, a Clinical Psychotherapist and friend, who introduced us to this conference in the first place!!

What a day filled with synchronicities! We are so grateful for each and every one of you for your support for us and the families we have and will be connecting with! We are immensely grateful we had the opportunity to show you our thanks for all the awareness you helped bring to our own families :)


Ivy Armstron said...


Thanks for mentioning me on your blog. I read your book today at the conference (I made it through two books, it was slower today)...

Hope we can connect soon, and chat.

Tammy Morales said...

Elita & Tania,

It was so great to meet you both. Thanks for signing our copy of your new book.

Keep up the great work! You are an inspiration to many

We look forward to connecting with you all very soon!

Tammy Morales

Tammy Morales said...

Elita & Tania,

Another resource, your contacts may be interested in is Relationship Expert and Counselor, Norm Quantz.

Details about him and his services can be found at Relationship-Makeover.comHe provides therapy online so even those at a distance can access his services.

Tammy Morales

The Smiling Mask Team - Tania Bird, Elita Paterson & Carla O'Reilly! said...

Tammy...thanks SO much for mentioning the other resource that Norm provides!! All this information will eventually be on our site, as well :D


Ivy Armstrong said...

I have posted about your book on a feminist blogging community which I frequent. If its approved, I will let you know the link.

Ivy said...

Check it out:

Darlene Ouimet said...

Hello Ladies!
I was so excited to hear from Elita today and I am really looking forward to getting together to brain storm with you all very soon. Your work is thrilling to me, having recovered from post partum depression myself, although it was YEARS later.
Love your blog, by the way!
Darlene Ouimet