One of my guiding principles...
...is Namaste, the Sanskrit term that embodies compassion, reverence, love, and the recognition that as unique as we all may be, we are all connected by a sense of soulful humanity. It is from this sense of Namaste that I live, and from which I approach my work, forging my commitment to provide you with stellar insights, lifestyle strategies, and thoughtful guidance to inspire your well-being.
For over 25 years,
I’ve been guiding, educating, and inspiring people in the realm of the healing and sacred arts. The tapestry of my early career included organizing education programs for healthcare practitioners, operating my own natural products store, and advising a non-profit organization that encourages people to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle. Yet, it's been in the past nine years—since I published my book Planetary Apothecary and began counseling, teaching, and writing about wellness and astrology—that I feel I have found my calling.
With continuing education so important to me, I strive to learn whenever I can. I received my Advanced Diploma in Coaching from New York University and Certificate in EcoPsychology from Pacifica University. I've studied archetypal dreamwork with Laurence Hillman, flower essences with the Flower Essence Society and Bach Centre, and astrology with numerous teachers from around the world. I hold a Master's Degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University and a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
After living in Seattle for 20 years, I've recently moved to nearby Whidbey Island, which has inspired my life with more peace, stillness, and creativity as well as a deeper connection with the land, including the food and flower gardens I'm learning to shepherd.
I see clients for in-person sessions in Seattle and wherever I travel (including New York City, where I visit several times each year). And thanks to online technology, I also work with people around the world, something for which I feel quite blessed.
Whether you consult with me for personal guidance; are inspired by my online journal, books, or other writings; have me co-design an educational program for your clients or business; or attend one of my classes, it's my pleasure and honor to be of service to you in your wellness journey.