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Leaves Shadow

Hi, I'm Ange 

I'm a writer & Massage Therapist devoted to helping people take care of their bodies. I am rolling through this world as a neurodivergent human (a late 30s ADHD diagnosis). That information would have been helpful to know earlier in my life, but here we are. 

 

I write and reflect on the hard stuff that life throws at us. My main focus lately is grief and loss. All links to my work in this realm can be found here. 

 

I am currently living on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation. Victoria, BC. 

Through my writing, reflective writing prompts, articles, grief reflections book, Love Notes to Grievers and ongoing projects, it is a privilege to connect with people traversing through this complex and messy human experience—rooted in love and belonging through the work that I do. 

It brings me to a quote that replays in my mind often, written by Joan Didion about her husband's sudden death. 

"Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant." 

 

Grief rocked every inch of my being, all aspects of my life, and every piece of my heart shattered into unchartered territory. ​My life changed in an ordinary instant, and the same for many others. It made me realize that the quest to halt ageing while fixating on happiness and naming our emotions as positive or negative makes us ill-equipped to be with our grief, to hold ourselves and others in our darkest moments, and that broke my heart all over again. Writing is my way of being with it all. 

Thanks for being here. 

 

Background 

Credentials + Qualifications

 

Roots to Resiliency- Therapeutic Skills and Soulful Approaches to Support Others Through Grief With Shauna Janz. (Currently enrolled)

Sacral Balancing with Dynamic Therapies July 25/2021

Registered Massage Therapy Diploma from the Okanagan Valley School of Massage Therapy in Vernon, BC. I graduated in 2009, practicing RMT. 

Coaching certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I do not offer nutrition coaching anymore; however, the coaching skills I learned have helped me become a better space holder for those looking for guided support. 

 

Bowen Therapy, Modules 1 and 2, a holistic technique that consists of different rolling moves performed at different pressures, speeds and directions on areas of the body to target the soft connective tissue, otherwise known as the fascia.

I have been in my own therapy on and off since 24 years old. 

Courses + Educational Webinars

  • Responsible Partnership- Lucy May Taylor

  • Practical Communication - Silvy Khoucasian 

  • The Vagus Nerve Webinar - Jessica Maguire 

  • Carmen Spagnola- Spring Shield of The Numinous Quest 

  • Dr. Tee Williams - Foundations of Social Justice 

  • Nurturance- The Womb Care Course

  • Randi Buckley - Boundaries For Kind People

  • Sharyn Holmes - Unpack Your Privilege

  • Jane Clapp Webinars- Jane is a mindful strength and movement coach, trauma-informed embodied resilience educator

  • Dr. Sara Gottfried- The Hormone Cure

  • Pelvic and Sexual Health Certification - the Integrative Women's Health Institute 

Creations

Love Notes To Grievers- A mini-book on grief and loss

Feminine Shift changed to Angela E. Morris - Writing Platform

Writing Grief - Writing Platform 

Previous owner and founder of Freedom Flow Tea

Creator of "Write Your Insides" Writing Prompt Course