I am Katie Meilleur, life coach and writer, working on my first book on spirituality and faith!
I am very interested in passionate discussions on faith and love engaging people on the subject! I love Jesus, and love talking about church and religious ideas, concepts, and understanding what others believe and sharing thoughts on the subject!
I am married, and also currently work with Autistic clients on a part time basis. I love to support causes that are dear to my heart. I currently sponsor a little girl in Kenya through Compassion Canada, and love raising awareness on the human trafficking problem internationally. I believe in freedom and responsibility and that we must all take a part to make things better in the world we live in to the best of our ability.

I love beaches, reading, writing, movies -all genres except horror! I’m a bit of a history buff, love learning world history, and LOVE traveling to new countries I have never been before! I love engaging and discovering the culture in each new place we visit! A few favorite vacation destinations were France, Italy, Kenya, Cuba, Dominican republic and more. Places I want to visit are Hawaii, Australia, Israel, Ireland, Fiji, Thailand and out west in BC Canada. Of course, I’d love to do more traveling in Europe as well!

I live in the greater Toronto area in Ontario Canada, love the outdoors, but only in the summer. I prefer to hibernate in the winter when it’s cold! (Not that I actually DO hibernate, but wish i could!)
I love dogs, but especially Samoyeds! I had one of these dogs for 14 years, and they are incredibly human like with lots of character. the next dog we get would be the same breed, if we get another dog. Sadly, we lost our dog a few years back, while we were on vacation. He passed away while we were in Daytona Beach Florida!

I also love people… In fact I’m passionate about people! I am much more aware of how a person I am engaging with is doing, than I pay attention to details around me. It is not uncommon for me to say to my husband, ‘Hey, when did they build that building over there?’ and for him to laugh, and say, ‘That building has been there for five years now!’ I am MUCH better with people! Can’t tell you how many people have told me that I have helped them more than a counselor in processing life and relationship issues! I’m a very social person, my calendar is usually booked weeks in advance just to catch up with dear friends of mine! I consider myself to be a very deep and grounded sort of person, often more of a realist and more skeptical than I’d like to be, but despite that, still have great faith in God. I love deeply, I listen and offer whatever wisdom and counsel I possess, because I love to see people live life fully alive! My motto, if I were to have one, might read something like this: ‘Freedom. Life. Love! And my life calling is this:

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair!’

Isaiah 61:1-3

What I have discovered, is that there are all kinds of captives, whether to addictions, or abducted against their will by violent crimes against humanity. There are all kinds of prisons we need release from, like bondage to fear, and abusive relationships, or people groups who enslave others because they are not of the ‘right’ religion or color, or status. I am an advocate for freedom that keeps us from living the life we were created for and meant to live!

What I hope to accomplish in my blogging, is to share with you what I’m writing about, to build a platform for my writing, and life coaching. I intend to share stories about myself and what is happening in my world so those of you who know me can stay up to date, and those of you who don’t, can get an idea of who I am, and what I’m about! I intend to talk more about my faith, and to pass on relational and life coaching tips that will help you live a fuller and richer life!

On Mondays I will write about the book I am currently writing called, ‘Found Wanting’, a book discussing our inner need for God. I will also write about writing and what I’m learning as I go along!

On Wednesdays, I will blog about myself and the things I am passionate about in life.

On Fridays, I will give advice and coaching tips, and share counseling related material I find interesting or have recently been challenged by myself, and will likely develop themes about what I am writing on, such as basic understanding of what healthy boundaries are, or how to recognize who safe people are, or subjects such as trauma, abuse, and mindfulness.

Hope you enjoy my blogs, and definitely feel free to engage me on subjects you want to talk more about! thanks for reading!

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