Monika Cichosz Rosney, BA, BEd, is a Polish-born settler with more than a decade of experience teaching students of all ages, from infants to adults. Navigating multiple cultures from childhood and learning about her privilege, place, intergenerational stories, and resilience informs Monika’s wellness journey. Teaching relationships shaped Monika’s change of focus from academics to healing and social justice. Now, working on her Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, she supports culturally congruent community care as a powerful foundation for self-care, equity, and wellness. Monika is grateful for continued spiritual development as a relational therapist, new parent, and contributing author. She lives in Winnipeg on Treaty 1 territory with her spouse and child.