About

sue_aboutLife is a journey: we make choices every day on which path to take. 

Sometimes it is helpful to have a road map to know which way to go, a sort of “master plan.” But to make decisions on which route to take, you need to see more clearly. You need a light to shine on the path; to help you see the direction towards purpose and meaning. I can be that light. I can help you find your light, dust it off, and let it shine. We enjoy our respective journeys most when we can live our best lives, attain and maintain health, learn to be mindful, and be open to growing along the way.

Hi! I’m Sue Crites, Holistic Healer, Nutritionist, and Intuitive Guide. I love what I do. I work with women to remove blockages to help them balance and heal; creating space for happiness, connection, and love.

For over ten years I have practiced in my private holistic health clinic.  Recently I have brought my experience and knowledge into the online world, to reach more people through Exuberant Lives. I invite you to join me on this journey. I am currently working on developing videos and webinars to support you.

I haven’t always been balanced and aligned.

I was sick a lot when I was a kid. There was lots of emotional turmoil then too. My dad left our family when I was young and my mom never seemed to recover. More stuff happened that is not important anymore. My story no longer defines me. My journey of healing began when I started my first career as an ecologist. I felt an overwhelming connection to something bigger when I was in the forest. It took me years to figure it out. After University, my husband (Mountain Man) and I left the city and moved to the forest. After I had my kids (now 15 and 13) I felt a pull to go in a different direction; I think it was my son who was ill who did most of the pulling. I devoured nutrition books, learned about alternative health, and got my registered certificate in Holistic Nutrition. I found myself in the forest again, everyday, but for a different reason…to heal, balance, and connect. I found meditation later in the game. It has changed my life. I will always be learning. I can’t wait to see what’s next. Read on below for more details. I’ll share my son’s health story soon…I’m working on it.

If you are looking to make some changes, I will support and guide you on your journey.  Often, just a few small changes can make a large difference. Please have a peek at what is in my toolkit.

Here are some of the ways we can play!

It’s time to get your healthy on!

The nitty gritty!
Back in the 90′s, I earned a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Alberta, Canada.  After being a Research Scientist for a number of years, and birthing two kids, I desired more passion for my work. I discovered a passion for health! I earned a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. I also became a Member of the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants. After graduating at the top of my class in Holistic Nutrition, I continued to become certified in Biotherapeutic Drainage (detoxification, homoeopathy).  This gave me a way to work with clients without treating symptoms and making changes more permanent and deeper.  Then I took the big leap in 2008 and became trained in Auricular Medicine (an energetic assessment technique).  This gave me a way to energetically connect with and discover more about my clients and their individual requirements, along with providing deeper spiritual and emotional healing.  Most recently, I have discovered how Spring Forest Qigong, an ancient meditation practice from China, can empower my clients to heal themselves.  Through qigong, I can further remove energetic blockages and facilitate connection with spirit.  I now have combined healing elements of Spring Forest Qigong with my other energetic competencies to really connect with what my clients need.  I am certified in Spring Forest Qigong Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 and am one of a four Certified Spring Forest Qigong Instructors in Canada.  This rigorous training and certification allow me to teach others Levels 1 and 2 and teach Qigong in my community. Watch for for upcoming videos!

I currently live near a beautiful lake outside a very small town, Athabasca, located smack dab in the middle of the boreal forest in Alberta, Canada.  After growing up in a large city, I find my rural surrounding landscape inspires me and facilitates my work while nourishing my soul!   I have a husband, aka Mountain Man; two thriving children, Claire and Luke; and an exuberant black lab, Luna. Oh, and a few horses!