Photo by Maryke from Ptarmigan Cirque, Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Greetings and Welcome!
As a registered dietitian for over two decades, Maryke has worked with all ages from children to adults and seniors providing both individual and group health education. In her nutrition counselling Maryke collaborates with clients to authentically reflect on all the ways that food is nourishing: socially, culturally, emotionally and physically, in order to help them identify strategies to ensure lasting success on their wellness journey.
Maryke started writing as a young expatriate child and continued when she returned to Canada in her teens; she took a break when studying and starting her nutrition career and returned to her first passion when the story of The Beckoning Sky came to her in a dream containing only an image, a voice, and two words. She is currently working on her second novel.
Maryke's Myriad Merriment Makers
The connection between science and creativity is the wellspring of good health and the reason why Maryke builds creativity prompts (#YDCP), shares quotes and reflections on all her social media. She is also an avid foodie, gardener, lover of good tales and a story therapy facilitator.
Community connections - growing food together:
Love a good story? Check this out:
Story capture: interview and video editing of
Tazim Esmail's story:
"Life Can Be a Challenge if you Let It"
Story therapy for authentic connection to people suffering from dementia - Maryke is a TimeSlips facilitator