Who I am, what I do, and how I move through the world have been shaped by many forces. I've birthed and raised three wonderful children to adulthood. I am an artist, storyteller, mentor, traveler, healer, coach, writer, dancer, trainer, and business leader. My passion, focus, experience, and talent is in offering compassionate creative processes and deep inquiry to those courageous enough to pursue a wholehearted life.
For over twenty years, I've been educating, supporting, and counseling expectant and new families as they transition through birth and into parenthood (as a lactation counselor, doula, and childbirth educator). As a trainer and managing director for Birthing From Within for ten years, I've developed and led many trainings and programs, giving me the amazing gift of traveling the world and working with thousands of parents and birth professionals.
Hungry for a delicious, nourishing place to reflect and create?
I create fabulous in-person retreats (usually 1 to 3 days) on a variety of topics for parents, women, healers, or anyone craving a restorative and creative space away from ordinary life. All retreats encompass mindfulness, guided art-making, journaling, movement, individual + group processes, ceremony, and storytelling. Coming to Australia and New Zealand in May+June 2018. Themes, activities, locations, and pricing vary.
Are you ready to deepen and expand your knowing?
As a seasoned, articulate, inspiring public speaker and trainer, I offer workshops (2 hours to 3 days) on a variety of topics, including: innovative, powerful communication skills; mindfulness, deep listening, + self-awareness; overcoming career/parenting burn-out; effective uses of creativity (art, visualization, storytelling, journaling, movement) in educational settings; increasing resilience + self-love; childbirth + parenting education.
What are you needing as you face challenges or big change?
I provide compassionate, effective guidance during private sessions. Especially fruitful for those struggling with big decisions, difficulties, or life transitions (such as preparing for or coping with: childbirth, parenting, career change, divorce, or loss ) and anyone seeking support and a shift in perspective. Individual or couples sessions in person, by phone, or online. $125/hour or 3 hrs for $325.
What is your heart longing for?
My creative online retreats, webinars, and distance courses offer people around the world the opportunity to connect, learn, and dive deep into personal inquiry, art-making, and self-empowerment. *New for 2018: monthly 90-minute retreats: take just one or two, or sign up for a year of retreats (you're worth it!) and join my inspiring private Facebook group for ongoing conversation and support.