I’m Sue, and I’d love to work with you.
I’m pretty much a poster-child for never knowing where the journey is going to end up. I was a quiet, people-pleasing kid who went to school for Biology. I never thought I’d give birth at home, become a childbirth instructor, homeschool my kids, write several novels in four weeks each, become a life-coach, get separated and be running two businesses at once. I never thought I’d own a fleet of miniature inbred chickens or be enslaved by ducks.
There have been many times in my life when I had no clue what I was doing or what would happen next or why the freaking heck things just couldn’t be easier. I’ve always been interested in so many things, which is really fun until you realize you’re trying to do them all at once and your child has knotted his pants to the seat and someone needs to use the bathroom and maybe instead of working on your novel you’ll take a picture with a chicken on your head.
I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed.
I believe in creating sacred space for ourselves, for treating ourselves with the same compassion we extend to others as we navigate our lives. So often we listen to the inner critic (that grouchy asshat) instead of cutting ourselves a break or giving time to ANY of the other voices that we’ve squelched in order to figure out who we really are.
I didn’t get a coach until I was becoming a coach, and that was eye-opening. It’s amazing how much change can happen when you have someone to hold space for you, to listen to you and call you on your shit. It’s also amazing being on the other side — helping people navigate their way to a more expansive place, where they can figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives — and then go for it. I’ve also realized that it’s a lot easier to figure out what you want to do with your life when you’re not overwhelmed and exhausted, and that you’ll get more mileage out of shifting your energy than by trying to think yourself out of a hole. You’re a body, a mind, and a spirit put together, and it’s important that we get them all along for the ride.
I am a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach as well as a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and am currently studying to be a certified JourneyCircles™ instructor. I have studied holistic healing with Athena Perrakis, PhD for several years now, and am a certified Crystal Healer and Holistic Healer under her. I’m also reiki certified and EDINA certified (you can look it up). I’ve also apprenticed for two years in the Toltec tradition with the Ruiz Family, and am an initiate into the Pachakuti Mesa tradition of cross-cultural shamanism. In my free time I play around with sound therapy, crystals, and aromatherapy.
I love using imagery, whether it’s self-made collage or tarot and oracle cards to help you be able to see the stories that aren’t serving you and create new ones. It’s easy to talk about our problems and think we’re making progress, but sometimes it takes a good visual to give us the bitch slap we really need to move forward. Tarot is a great way to explore what’s going on with you and gain insight into how you can create the future you want.
Most importantly I can help you get from dissatisfaction or overwhelm to enjoying your best life. Change is hard, sometimes, and I’m here to support, nurture, and guide you along your journey.
I’d love to work with you! Please check out the rest of the site and feel free to contact me with questions or to arrange a free consultation.