• "The past is not necessarily what it was, even though it has already been. The present is chaotic and indeterminate. The ground shifts continually around [your] feet. Equally, the future, not yet here, changes into something it was not supposed to be." -Dr. Jordan Peterson

  • About Karla

    Welcome! My name is Karla, and I am a survivor of betrayal trauma. In 2010, I didn’t know that there was a name for the aftermath I experienced when my husband’s hidden double life came to light. I thought I would literally die from the pain and confusion. Slowly, and with many bumps on the journey, the traumatic experiences have invited me to embrace new growth and have transformed me into a fuller, freer human being.


    I have a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba specializing in labour and delivery. I see a connection in my love for empowering and supporting women who are giving birth and my love for empowering women after traumatic life experiences. I am an APSATS trained life coach.


    I would be honoured to help guide you to a greater sense of safety and stability in who you are, and to walk with you as you grow out of the aftermath.

  • “I can confidently say that stories of pain and courage almost always include two things: praying and cussing. Sometimes at the exact same time.” -Brené Brown

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  • "Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness.

    It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift."


    -Mary Oliver

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    December 13, 2019
    When I think of “the aftermath”, I think of devastation. Trauma often happens in one catastrophic moment. Someone tells you something that changes everything, or you suddenly realize that someone or something important in your life is not who you thought they were. In an instant, you become...
    We are stronger than we think we are. We are more capable than we know. Sometimes we just need a little support to discover it. The first time I heard a midwife talk about childbirth, I was captivated! The word “midwife” translates “with woman.” A midwife doesn’t claim to deliver babies. A...
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