Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become tired of his humdrum life, yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting happier. So he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness.
Mary Birchbark (Tantoo Cardinal), a legendary singer, returns to the vast wilderness of her reservation to reconnect with the land and her community. While there, Mary begins to sense that someone might be watching her. Unsure of what is real and what is imagined, Mary embraces isolation as she explores the psychological impact of her past and present.
On the outside, Helen (Ashley Judd) has the perfect life - a loving family, a beautiful house and a successful career - but when her suppressed mental illness resurfaces, the world crumbles around her. Crippled by depression, Helen befriends Mathild