One of my first memories occurs around age four. I am on the swing set in our backyard in the hour just before sunset. I feel the breeze on my sticky summer skin and watch the last golden rays of sun dancing on the treetops. Suddenly a sense of deep recognition fills me. It feels like home. Like belonging, and peace, and incredible joy. Like a deep exhilarating sigh through my whole being.
For the rest of my life, I have been finding ways to re-experience the magic of that moment and to help others have an experience of their authentic nature. I have trained as a Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Director and Herbalist.
I have worked as an Executive Director in hospice, helped create a program for our local health system to address severe chronic illness and have been a founding member of several local volunteer organizations. I currently serve on the board of the Horn Farm Center and the Community for Holistic Integration (CHI).
Through all of my work in this world as a professional healer and in my personal life, I have found that our true resilience and strength don't come from what we have as an individual, but from how we belong to others. We heal when we feel seen, appreciated, supported and loved. When these needs are met, we can offer healing and wholeness to others.
My work in this world is to weave humanity back into the web of life. To help us belong to ourselves, to one another, and to the world around us.