100 Days of Happiness

I would like to invite you to come out to have a tea and chat about finding your HAPPY every day for the next 100 DAYS and counting! This workshop is a reflection from my own journey into motherhood.

A year ago I had a winter baby and was stuck at home with cabin fever and a SCREAMING colicky newborn baby. I was IN LOVE with him and simultaneously worn down.

I realized that challenges were all around me and it was so easy to dwell on that, but several months into motherhood I decided that that could not be our story – which was turning into one memory of difficulty after another.

I made a commitment to change my perspective, so that one day I could honestly tell my child his story of the early years as memories filled with one day after the other of HAPPY MOMENTS. And so I began my own reflective journey to find at least 1 moment in each day for 100 DAYS OF HAPPINESS.

Here’s a great TED talk on happiness following the Danish concept of Hygge- I love the sensory nature of happy feeling warm, cozy like a roaring fire and hot chocolate on a winter day. Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world, maybe they are onto something. 

Wishing you a day filled with happy moments and see you next Friday at the Rebirth Village

The Village - 100 Days of Happiness with Ramona Fernandez

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 11 to 12 pm
Price: $5, or by donation to the Diaper Bank of London
Location: Gathering Room, Rebirth Wellness, 256 Central Ave, London, ON

 

Ramona Fernandez, Psychotherapist

For the last 10 years I have dedicated my professional work to specialize in women’s reproductive health, fertility and reproductive loss as a counsellor, researcher, ethicist and professor.  I am humbled by the majesty of nature, that brings together so many things with such precision at exactly the right times to make a life. I also bear witness to the deep suffering that comes when the imagined future didn’t work out as hoped.  My knowledge to be your guide as you navigate this path comes from my professional training but also from the empathy of personal knowledge, as I’ve borne 5 pregnancies to bring into the world 1 beautiful child that lived.  I am a psychotherapist with a specialization in perinatal health and reproductive loss. I have a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Certificate in Grief & Bereavement, and a PhD in Health Professional Education on the topic of high risk pregnancies involving fetal anomalies. I’m currently an adjunct professor at Western University in Counselling Psychology and have taught at Western, Ryerson and Yale Universities.