Bev’s a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher, integral coach, and author of Awakening a Woman’s Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness to Transform Your Life.
Bev’s core belief is that people become happier and healthier when they cultivate a calm body, clear mind, compassionate heart and the courage to live an authentic life that’s true to their soul.
As a master’s prepared nurse, Bev worked for 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with vulnerable seniors and in palliative and end-of-life care. Her vision has always been to support health and healing from a holistic perspective that empowers people to awaken their true selves by integrating their body, mind and soul.
After retiring from nursing, Bev became a certified Integral Associate Coach™, a meditation and mindfulness teacher through the McLean Meditation Institute, and an Enneagram practitioner, studying with many of the most respected teachers in the field.
In 2014, Bev founded The Compassionate Mind to offer transformative and holistic approaches to meditation and mindfulness through workshops, coaching, and speaking to support human resilience and flourishing.
Several years after leaving nursing, I found myself in 2012 standing on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the highest peaks in the world, and I had never been lower.
On the outside, it looked like I was successful, happily married, and cheerful, but on the inside, I was stressed and disconnected, with no idea who I was anymore.
I had been so busy on life’s treadmill and fulfilling all my roles that I had lost touch with myself. My physical and emotional health suffered, and my life lacked meaning and purpose.
This began a search to live with a more profound sense of happiness, health, and connection with myself, others, and life’s mysteries.
My meditation and mindfulness journey began a decade ago, exploring its ancient roots and modern research. Starting with 5 minutes daily, I began to come home to myself and improved my health, relationships and connections with my inner wisdom to live a meaningful life.
Inspired by compassion and being of service, I have the vision to build The Calgary Meditation Collaborative as a movement in Calgary that promotes unity, connection and compassion.
We aim to bring people from all different spiritual traditions and disciplines together to foster unity and make these life-changing practices accessible to everyone in our community.
Schedule a time to chat and learn more about how The Compassionate Mind can help you flourish.