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  • Writer's pictureCayla Townes

Hello From Cayla

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to my first blog post! I hope this blog will become a resource about various topics related to psychotherapy and holistic end-of-life care.

Since this is my first post, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce Memento and myself.

My name is Cayla and I founded Memento Psychotherapy & Counselling in order to help people dealing with chronic or terminal illness and their caregivers, grief from any kind of loss or change, or those struggling to find the meaning in their life. After years of working with a wide-range of clients, I found the work I most enjoyed doing was with those who were struggling with issues in one or more of these areas.

Issues with physical health, loss, and struggling with change are things we all experience and will continue to experience as long as we live. These struggles tend to challenge our core beliefs about who we are and where we fit in the world.

Man alone looking out window black and white

These are big questions. These are questions that can change the way we live. These are the questions I help people find their answers to.

Walking with others on their journey to find meaning is a great privilege. It is one of the ways I find meaning in my own life. I named Memento after a Latin phrase that reminds me of the importance of finding meaning:

“Memento mori, memento vivere.

Remember you must die, so remember to live.”

I suppose some people may feel this quote to be a bit morbid, and maybe that’s true. I find it to be a weighty truth that reminds me to remember how I want to live my days. That doesn’t mean I always live the way I want to. I get caught up in the everyday details and necessities and struggles of life, just like everyone else.

But the work I get to do with my clients is one of the ways I remember to live.

Thank you to all of my clients, past and present, who have allowed me to help them find answers to their big questions.

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