I am Canadian by birth, born near Montreal QC. I've lived in Canada, England, and in NY, PA, OK, and MO states in the USA. I became a Naturalized US Citizen several years ago.
In the late 1970s, I released one of Toronto's first independently made music LPs and moved to London, England shortly thereafter and remained in London for the better part of a decade. I learned how to write English pop music and wrote an extensive catalogue of unreleased musical compositions. Visual works - painting and photography - were also part of the creative process in the UK and thereafter.
In 1987, I attended Frazer Boa's film series: The Way of the Dream and recognized that my calling was to be a Jungian Analyst. It took 34 years to complete the process.
I attended the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts' Training program after securing my M.A. in Crisis Intervention & Suicidology and Ph.D. with emphasis in Social Psychology & Social Critical Theory. I undertook a Master of Social Work in 2014 and am now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
I began a way of life emphasizing Tonglen and Lojong practice in 2002.