Hi, I'm Tanis

science-geek, soul-sister, thrive-catalyst, play-evangelist
and mom who is choosing to thrive.

We are not meant to do this alone.
Thanks for showing up.



I’m so excited you are here!

I am...

Obsessed and relentless when it comes to digging and connecting the dots.

Deeply committed to thriving in my life, supporting my family to thrive in theirs, and being a professional instigator to fuel this revolution.

Intensely curious to see where this journey is going to take us. If you're curious too... let's do this!

What I know for sure...

We are ALL meant to thrive, and there is plenty of thriving to go around.

Courage and vulnerability is where all the really good stuff begins.

tanisframe_666The little stuff matters. Little moments of joy – and little changes that lead to big results.

Creativity and play are the way home.

Sharing our journey with laughter and tears in damn good company is the best medicine there is… along with a really good hug.

When in doubt, go play outside. Nature fuels and grounds us like nothing else.

You have your answers. I’m just really good at creating the space for you to hear them.

We’re in this together, stumbling along and turning it all into dance moves, I’m so glad you’re here.


My story...



I’m insatiably curious and a relentless researcher. I have decades of experience as a biologist and environmental health scientist, and in applied positive psychology which makes it easy for me to sift through the science on thorny topics. That’s my happy place – using science to see through complexity and get to the heart of things. I also love serving up science with a whole lot of soul!

Every day I learn something new – and if any of it can be of service to you, awesome! Getting to share my discoveries with you helps me rationalize my obsessive researching. (And seriously, THANKS for that – I love this sh*t!)



I married my best friend and we’re celebrating over 22 years together. After two cats, one dog, two kids, three major house renos, two house builds and about 20 moves, we still really like each other and laugh together every day. (Even though there are plenty of days I can’t stand the way he breathes or loads the dishwasher.)

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I love life and fell in love with motherhood, even though it has completely kicked my ass – I mean… has been my greatest spiritual teacher. I’m the proud and flailing mom of two amazing, wild young girls who deeply inspire me and drive me nuts on a daily basis.

Yeah, I feel pretty damn lucky.

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I’m a recovering overachiever who mastered success and winning early on. I was a rising star in whatever I pursued (world championship gold medals included). But as I entered this last decade and became a mother, I found myself yearning for a deep contentment and sense of thriving and inner vitality that remained frustratingly elusive.

It felt like I was wrangling an underlying chronic inflammation of the soul – where nothing was ever enough, and where I, most especially, was




As I looked around me, I realized that I was surrounded by an incredible range of women who were suffering in the same way. All of us, from diverse backgrounds and different lifestyles, deeply trying to be our best and give our best.

Yet we were losing ourselves, rather than finding ourselves, in the process.

I knew there had to be a better way.

surfingTHERE IS.

That’s why I’ve spent the last decade exploring what makes us thrive and what gets in the way – from the toxic chemicals that mess with our health and well-being, to toxic thoughts or habits that simply no longer serve us.

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Every day I learn more about what it takes to create a healthy, joyous, ease-filled life – for ourselves and for our families. From the worlds of science, wisdom traditions, and plain old grinding it out in the trenches – I want to share it all with you.



I am insanely passionate about empowering women to thrive by nourishing their bodies, minds, and spirits with the things that truly make them come alive. And because I am fierce but LAZY, I make it fun and refreshingly simple!

We are meant to laugh and play.
I consider fun a sacred responsibility.

There’s nothing I love more than sharing a good AH-HA moment, where we discover, “holy shit that makes so much sense and is literally going to change my life!” Yeah, I’m an ah-ha junkie… for the ah-ha’s that are so simple yet insanely profound.

That stuff needs to be shared to see who else it resonates with!



I’m also learning to love the gentle subtle evolutions that come with continuing to practice life with devotion, and compassion, and the gentle ease that comes with aligning our everyday lives with who we truly are.



This work – getting to share this journey with you, learning and growing together – is what makes me come alive.

We’re in this together and I am so glad you’re here.


Tanis is a powerhouse – an energetic, knowledgeable and clear-thinking researcher, as well as a friendly, caring and experienced mom.”
– Glenys Webster



Tanis is dynamic, inspiring, a true leader and mentor. She faces life with enthusiasm and intelligence, guiding others to express themselves in their true expression!
  It’s a pleasure to work with, learn from and know her.”

– Marney Coulter, Yoga by the Sea




Tanis asks the important questions in life.  She is inspiring and loving and REAL!”

– Nancy Perrier


Tanis is always inspiring and brings a great deal of commitment to her work. She leads a group with humour, patience, tact and a great deal of compassion. Above all she’s a spectacular listener, and with that unlocks the potential for huge growth.”
– Hilary Walle-Jensen

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