I'm a great case of how bizarre and yet satisfying a life's journey can be. I started out an introverted biologist, that is -- after being a small assemblage of cells, a fetus, a well-behaved immature human, and a studious college student.
Then shit got weird.
I never thought I'd give birth at home, become a childbirth instructor, homeschool my kids, write several novels in two weeks each, become a life-coach, get separated and build a house next door. 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 optimize the efficiency of the lives we're currently living.
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 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 am a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach as well as a certified SoulCollage® facilitator and a certified JourneyCircles™ instructor. I have studied holistic healing with Athena Perrakis, PhD for several years now, and have experience with crystal and herbal healing as well as the design of ritual for improving personal happiness.
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 the cards to give us the bitch slap we really need to move forward.
I can help you get from dissatisfaction or overwhelm to enjoying your best life. I can get you from where you are to where you want to go, and most importantly, I 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.