I have always been a walker-between-the-worlds, a shamanic practitioner that seeks knowledge beyond our human world. Many of those beings are our Ancestors, our Guides, and Spirits. Therefore, it felt like a natural progression to me when I was called to do the work of a death doula, an amicus mortis or friend in death. In this role I hold mindful space for those who are dying, supporting them and their families through honest and open conversations about death, allowing its questions, engaging in its conversations, and sitting in its presence. I provide a safe space for grief and loss.
Herbalism came to me in the early 2000’s and has become a part of who I am. Through the natural world, we are helped and comforted by our green allies. Allies that have evolved and changed in concert with humans. I do not believe that everything can be found there, just as I believe that not everything has to be medicalized. Balance is key. In finding that balance, I start with the supportive friends we have in the herbal world.
As a metaphysical minister and Life Celebrant I serve everyone, not just those belief systems or traditions for which there is infrastructure. My life as a Druid has shown me how ceremonies and rituals honour and celebrate our life. From joining two people in marriage to holding a Croning ritual, creating and holding ceremony in our lives lets us be present and grounded in our physical world, in our time place. Our presence is marked by these occasions, as they should be. We are here. Let us witness our lives.
I have never liked saying “I am this” or “I am that” – phrases like that limit people. I am a coming together of years, of experience, of exploration and a desire to serve using whichever of my skills are best suited. I have been fortunate to be mentored and taught by people whom I respect to this day. Their wisdom continues to inspire me. Through relationships, the connections that are formed when people come together with purpose, regardless for how long, our goals are achieved. I offer my presence, my skills, and my desire to work with you.
I assist people who are dying and their families by providing psycho-spiritual, and emotional support. Together we work to relieve the heaviness associated with death, and bring quality of life into each moment.
As a Life Celebrant I craft unique and special ceremonies that honour and celebrate life. I am an ordained Metaphysical Minister.
We are individuals made up of various bodies. As a wholistic herbalist, I work with a client’s whole body, their life and style. We explore the areas of dis-ease and what comfort might look like, and then we look to the whole herbs available that could give ease.
Change is happening all around us, leaving many of us feeling out of place or disconnect. How do we make a difference in our lives, in the lives of our families, in our communities? Sometime we need to look to Other worlds for guidance. Shamanism is one of the ways we have to get information and guidance from Beings that have higher knowledge than we do, Beings who can help us find the paths that we are meant to walk.
“It takes a special kind of professional to make someone feel comfortable enough to work through the grieving process and actually come out the other side with a deeper understanding of it all and a sense of closure. Tracey’s professionalism and generous, compassionate spirit gave me the confidence and sense of total trust that was absolutely necessary to help me work my way through this important life enhancing journey. I couldn’t have arrived at this place of peace and acceptance without her patience and guidance. I’m forever grateful and would encourage anyone who is struggling with a loss to reach out to Tracey and trust her to help you through the journey that will bring you understanding, acceptance and ultimately a sense of peace.” – Ellen, Hamilton, ON
“Tracey was so kind, compassionate, grounded, and organized. It was so wonderful to have her walk through each step with us from beginning to end. The day couldn’t have gone any better. It’s not easy to find someone that is able to conduct a pagan handfasting. It was with absolute divine timing that Tracey was able to minister our handfasting. Each moment was full of love, joy and laughter. Everyone was so relaxed and each second was magical and meaningful. We could never have thought of anyone better to conduct such a monumental occasion in our lives. We would highly recommend Tracey!” – Sarah and Dylan, Hamilton, ON