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Who am I?

I am an award-winning, Harvard-trained doctor,  ResearcherMedia Expert ,   Bestselling
,  and Speaker. I am the Medical Director for Child and Youth Mental Health for Vancouver community, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, and the founder of the Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

I am most proud of receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service and being a mother of three “awesome” children!

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Who are you?

You want balance, motivation, & an awesome life of passion, purpose, & success for yourself & others.
Perhaps you are curious about the optimal functioning of the brain, body, behaviors, and relationships but the idea of learning about science may seem overwhelming or hard to apply to everyday life. My passion and expertise is to make science NOT overwhelming and to APPLY it to our everyday lives!

How do I do this?

Blending smart science with practical tools for awesome living is how I communicate.

My books, The Dolphin Way™: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger (Penguin Books 2014) and " The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids " are #1 Bestsellers! I also have a new title “The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise a Healthy, Happy Child Who Knows What they Want and Goes After It (Without Being Told).

I love to spread the word of balance, motivation, and adaptability through powerful and engaging speaking events. Some of my current favorite topics are self-motivation, millennials, generation Z kids, 21st century skills, parenting, mental health, and addictions.

My articles appear in major print media including the Huffington Post , Psychology Today and TIME Magazine. See my blogs here

Providing expert content to TV, radio, and online media keeps me on my toes! I frequently discuss issues of health, wellness, or education in the media. See my media here.

My quick videos and webinars will help you find balance and motivation in your everyday life

In over 15 years of clinical practice as a medical doctor, I have helped thousands of children, adolescents, and adults move toward positive change, better health, and optimal living. Click here to make an apt with me


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