It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.-Jiddu Krishnamurti
Mother. Writer. Counselor. Intuitive. Believer in humanity. Truthseeker. The organizer of details. Uncoverer of truths. A transformer of systems.
Growing up in New England, I spent my days studying the rhythms, seasons, and cycles of nature. Little did I know, this silent watching would become the basis of my work. Books were a constant companion. Always fascinated by mysteries and the unseen, I read every esoteric text, along with all the Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew mysteries I could find. I went on to study Cultural Anthropology, Spirituality, and Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
After college, I moved to Taos, New Mexico, attended school for healing arts, studying massage therapy, energy work, and intuitive development. There, I was fortunate to develop deep relationships with friends at Taos Pueblo, where I took part in their ceremonies, rituals, and traditions. They shared stories and their history, and we'd talk about the things we'd see in the night sky around the fire. Since then, I've been learning the universal language of Astrology and include it in my coaching work.
In 1996, I began collaborating with western and integrative doctors, acupuncturists, and chiropractors. While practicing massage therapy, I received a degree in Elementary Education and Middle School English. I taught in public and private schools in Philadelphia and Cambridge, MA, for a decade and was considered the "mystical" teacher with an eclectic educational philosophy. Before the academics, I shared with students meditation, visualization, yoga, and the power and energy of writing.
I continued my studies in Holistic Health at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and then in 2010, opened my coaching practice. I got married, and later that year became a mother. Everything changed. What I imagined would happen after I had my son was vastly different from what did. I thought I'd take a few months off to rest and recuperate, be new a mother, and then begin coaching full-time. Reality set in, and I felt an immense drain on my energy from lack of sleep and stress. The combination of the stress and lack of community, like those I had while teaching and working with other healers, left me isolated and exhausted. I began reading texts about Buddhism and motherhood, Peaceful Parenting, and practicing yoga again, becoming a registered yoga teacher.
I started leading online seasonal cleanses, which left clients feeling more inner-peace, energy, and connection. I hosted small groups of women in my living room for women's circles, talking about the issues they were having as new mothers. We discussed relationships, careers, energy, and lack of self-care because of the little time we had for ourselves. They shared their stories. Things began to change. I coached part-time from home, listening to the information that the clients shared with me. As I listened and asked questions, they made the changes they wanted. Some healed themselves of insomnia, some cancer, weight, and digestive issues. Some transitioned from one career to another—some experienced changes for the better in their relationships.
This work is about you—your story. By aligning with nature, listening to the body's intuitive wisdom, and incorporating practical systems that work, you can create the lasting changes you desire. You tell me your story; I'll listen and be the detective, asking questions. Together, we will go deep, uncovering the mysteries waiting. By connecting the dots of your life, you begin to make the changes you want. I'm here for you during our sessions together, and as you do the work on your own, at home. You can connect with me between sessions by text or email with questions, thoughts, or ideas, and will be there for you. I'll cheer you on as you make the changes you want to get the transformational results you desire. All it takes is commitment and dedication on your part. Are you ready?
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