“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”
-- Paulo Coelho
Welcome! I am so happy we've connected.
If you're on any kind of growth or healing journey, and you are wishing for greater peace, kindness, acceptance, and access to your innate wisdom, I would be honored to support you.
As a coach, I offer, model, and help you cultivate compassion. Compassion fuels deep healing and powerful growth.
It is not about identifying what is wrong and trying to fix it. It's about reconnecting you with the wholeness that is already there.
Compassion gives us access to wisdom, discernment, and equanimity. Compassion is love, without attachment to outcome.
I've spent decades cultivating these capacities and learning how to support their manifestation in others.
Friends and clients tell me I am warm, wise, grounded, knowledgeable, and deeply caring. I think I simply reflect back to them the preciousness that is already there.
I'm a certified coach, a health and health-care expert, a mindfulness meditation guide, a scholar of history and gender studies, a former policy wonk and non-profit director, and a mom of two (mostly) grown kids. I am a trauma survivor and a trauma-counselor-in-training. I'm a lifelong learner, pulling from a wide variety of modalities and knowledge bases to inform my approach to growth and healing.
Kindness and compassion have not always come easy to me. I have a lifetime of experience struggling with my body. Since my 20s, I've experienced multiple spinal surgeries, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, digestive issues, hypothyroidism, and struggles with food, weight, and body image.
Like a lot of "achiever" types, I fought and denied and suppressed the symptoms until my body literally gave out. That was eleven years ago. On my own healing path, I've learned some deep truths, and developed some powerful tools to fundamentally change my relationship with my mind, my heart, and my body. This work is ongoing - I am very much "in this" with you!
You can find my story on the "about me" page as well as in my blog posts.
My experience and expertise include:
Chronic illness, pain, and dis/ability, including long COVID
Relationship with food and your body
Stress, burnout, and self-care
Neurobiology, psychoneuroimmunology, and functional medicine
Health care navigation and advocacy
Mindfulness and self-compassion practice
Parts work and self leadership
Highly Sensitive People (HSP)
Somatic Experiencing (in training)