Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

1-3 years


Thornhill ON ON L3T 0C5 - Canada



Additional Expertise

Author, Change Management Expert, Mentor

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.

About Vena Semprie

I am an author and inspirational speaker living the realities of caring for a family member. My husband, Roland Semprie, employed with Toronto Police Service as a Detective loved his job and enjoying every moment of it, when suddenly his life and our family’s life would be forever changed. 

My husband was diagnosed in 1992 with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. This diagnosis shattered his world and devastatingly impacted our entire family. It’s like a piece of us all died with his diagnosis and life for us would never be the same. 

I struggled and suffered for many years before I got a handle on my situation; simply put I did not know what to do.  

Unaware of the many challenges ahead, I continued to work and carry on in my usual fashion however the stress and strain of life was taking its toll and I had to make changes beneficial to our family.    

I learned and now teach the importance of self care for the care giver and I am delighted to share this golden nugget with you and with the world.

“To be able to take care of your loved ones you must first take care of you. Self care starts with you. Make it your priority.”

Forty-eight years of practical experience in the field of family care giving provided me an amazing learning opportunity. I’ve been through highs and lows, ups and downs; I’ve climbed mountains and ended in the valley, however I did not remain in the valley, because I am not afraid to face challenges. Most importantly, I am no quitter. I get up, dust myself off and push forward, even stronger.   

I learned to accept the things I cannot change and to formulate a plan that works well for everyone involved. Acceptance does not mean that I like whatever adversity I’m faced with. Acceptance enables me to give of my best; doing what I can with what I have. 

I find opportunities in adversities. I live in the moment and I’m grateful for the grace and peace I enjoy. I understand what makes a difference is the way in which you cope with your challenges. I became an author.

At age 74 I am relatively healthy and strong, coping with my family challenges and bringing awareness to the world. You too can practice coping strategies for stress relief.  Want to learn how? Read my book Caregiver Triumphant available on Amazon or visit my website.