About Me

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My Intention

I believe the foundation of our essential nature is wisdom and love. When we get the balance of these two forces right, we exist in a space of connection, spontaneity, and flow.

I've spent the past 20 years learning, practicing, and teaching meditation and alternative healing modalities. I help clients find peace, gain insights, and learn practices to enhance their wellbeing, mindset, and connection to Spirit. I believe my grounded, yet intuitive approach provides a nurturing sanctuary space to people seeking compassionate support as they navigate challenges in their lives.

Many years ago I had a dream that helped me come to a deeper intuitive understanding of the underlying intention that informs all my work. In that dream, I entered an old Italian stone farmhouse through the backdoor and found myself in a large inviting kitchen. I was barefoot and I could feel a delicious warmth radiating up through the large paving stones in the floor from where they had baked in the sunshine all day. In the kitchen stood a beautiful older woman who was kneading dough on a heavy rustic wooden table. I was a little bit intimidated by her, but she was extremely approachable and kind.

 

The woman looked at me and then looked back down at the bread dough she was working with her hands. “This is what you’re doing here,” she said, “That’s all there is to it.” And she was right. I am an intuitive and mystic, but I know that if my approach strays too far from this warm, grounded, and intimate “kitchen table” energy it starts to lose power and effectiveness.  

I believe the creative process is a lot like making the perfect loaf of county bread. You gather your ingredients, let it rise, work with it, and see what happens. Hopefully, the results of this alchemy are nourishing and deeply sustaining. 

Practical Experience That Informs What I do

Studied the Great Books of Western philosophy, literature, mathematics and science at St. John’s College. I believe that understanding the stories that have been passed down to us helps us put our present moment in history in a broader context.

 

Studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London and then co-founded a theater company dedicated to putting on productions of classical plays with all female casts. The experience of seeing women in a wider range of roles is liberating for actors and audiences. It builds empathy for others' experience and challenges stereotypes. 

 

Received an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Took a deeper dive into the esoteric currents of Western thought and explored ways to reimagine humanity's role on this planet and create a healthier and more sustainable future. 

 

Became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Learned profound healing techniques to release old habits and patterns. 

 

Studied and taught meditation, energy work and intuitive development. I spent thirteen years as a student and teacher at the Foundation for Spiritual Development, a nonprofit spiritual growth school in Northern California. We are all capable of tapping into our inner wisdom and living in a more aware, balanced, and connected way.

 

Volunteered in leadership roles with school and community groups that support local children and families. I believe that kids, teachers, and learning communities need our love and support now more than ever.

 

Worked in key management roles for several local nonprofits. I've learned that a small group can have a huge impact at the local level. Together, we can take action to strengthen communities, care for the vulnerable, and encourage equity for all.

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