I wound up working with Information Technology in Alberta’s provincial government. I was blessed to have worked in a number of ministries using information technology (IT) to support and promote art, sport and recreation, history, and tourism. But over time, my career went to places I didn’t want it to. I enjoyed the work less and less, and eventually, this took its toll on my mental and physical health. In 2013, after a health scare and time away from work, I discovered mediation and mindfulness. I found a new peace and enjoyment in life, but work eventually lost its lustre again and I once more found my health suffering. In 2019 I left my job and moved to Ontario to be with family and loved ones, and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Like many during the extended pandemic lockdown, I had lots of time to think and reflect. I was struggling to find purpose. That’s when I found Spiritual Niagara… and a community.
Through Spiritual Niagara, I found Intuitive Life Coach Charlene Hancock (of Mind-Joy Life Coaching). With her help, I finally understood I was highly sensitive and empathic. “Different” was ok; it was helping to create my purpose all this time. Listening to my intuition and learning to trust the messages I received, I created The Secret Life of Lemons, a blog where I reflect on life's messages. I also started Ascendant Bits Creative Digital, with a vision to provide affordable and professional IT services with a focus on spiritual and holistic services and small businesses that contribute to the greater good of the community.
I am currently exploring my calling to Reiki and meditation facilitation, and am enjoying learning to read tarot.
Tech Whisperer for Spiritual Niagara
I generally support the information technology needs of Spiritual Niagara team as well as help keep spiritualniagara.ca running well behind the scenes and help design and integrate new services.
Ascendant Bits Creative Digital
I offer affordable and professional information technology services to spiritual and holistic service providers and other small businesses. Need a new website or want to fix up your current one, need a printer installed, regular help or just need some advice? Whether you need a little help or a lot, request your free consultation to see how I can help you focus more your energy on doing business instead of running one. All Spiritual Niagara members receive a 10% discount.
I am also offering profile photo and video services to Spiritual Niagara business members. You can get a 60-minute headshot session for $50, a profile video (2.5 minutes max) for $70, or both for $105.
No mud, no lotus.
The moon only appears when the water is still.
The Four Agreements are a powerful set of ideals that can help you overcome society’s domestication that leads us away from being our true authentic selves.
Be impeccable with your word.
Don’t take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.
Kathy Upper, Founder and Chief Visionary, Spiritual Niagara
"Upon the recommendation from a friend, I hired Bradley from Ascendant Bits Creative Digital to design my website. I was thoroughly impressed with the final outcome but wanted feedback after the site launch from the general public. The response was overwhelmingly and entirely positive. The main criteria I wanted met for the overall feel of the site included being easy to navigate, clean in design, multi-paged, etc., and that was exactly the end result. He and I worked very closely with each step of development and he generously shared his ideas and experience to customize and optimize every aspect of the site. His input, patience and knowledge were key factors to bringing the site I wanted into fruition. To be able to market my new business more effectively, I also wanted a logo incorporated. The end result, from my very rough sketch of an idea, far and away surpassed my expectations. He took my pencil drawing to another level, and brought it to life. To make it more personable, adding a few photos was suggested. Instead of using older pictures of myself, I decided to employ Bradley to take professional level photos for the site. His knowledge in this discipline also surpassed my expectations. His warm personality and high level of expertise altered this relatively stressful project to a very enjoyable one. He is a multi-faceted and highly talented digital designer and I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Nancy Kelly, The Lotus and The Bear