Certified Purpose Guide, Meditation Guide, Facilitator, and Mentor.
Small whisper, long journey.
I was nine years old, when I experienced my first connection with a mysterious voice within me. I had just transitioned out of the NYC foster care system and was feeling particularly lost and confused. While staring into a painting I just finished, a clear, calm, ageless "voice" whispered you have to keep going, there's more you have to do. I thought to myself, "Was that me? Where did that voice come from?" It was comforting. A wordless presence—a knowing—that gave me the feeling everything was going to be ok.
That whisper guided me through life on a long journey to wholeness and out of a complex family of origin story. In my early twenties, I set out in earnest to search for the source of that mysterious voice.
My questions lead me to the door of many teachers, practices/practitioners, domains of study, healers, and lineages including meditation (Zen, Vipassana, Advaita), Holotropic Breathwork, Shamanism, Angeles Arrien’s The Four-Fold Way/Cultural Leadership Training, and Purpose Guide Certification.
Ultimately, the path lead me right back to my own heart. As I now understand that original whisper to be both the transcendent Mystery, and the immanence of embodied soul. If we allow ourselves to return to the sacred ground of silence, and show up to life with vulnerability, we learn there is nowhere to travel to feel whole, except into relationship with community and nature.
For 25+ years I traveled a creative and eclectic career path. I led design and strategy projects for Whole Foods, Ben & Jerry's, T-Mobile, Safeway, Jamba Juice, Disney, VISA, Nestle and the Olympics, collaborated on a sculpture installation in a national park, co-created two creative agencies and sold one, developed curriculum and taught Design as Social Change (and meditation) to graduate design students, and co-created a children's book about wisdom.
I've worked with Fortune 100/500 clients, C-Suite executives, entrepreneurs, mission driven health & wellness companies, start-ups, non-profits, and cultural institutions as a creative catalyst, strategist, writer, and a facilitator of purpose, vision, and values sessions. My creative work has been featured at the Presidio of San Francisco, the United Nations, and the International Museum of Women.
Weaving A Life Together
All of these experiences have developed my capacities to help others explore their growing edge. Weaving wisdom from different lineages, inviting imagination to expand possibility, creating a safe and loving container to hold big experiences, and guiding people home beneath the clutter of mind are some of the ways I humbly guide.
I am deeply attuned to the challenges of crafting a life that has heart and meaning while balancing the realities of modern life (family responsibilities, financial security, cultural forces etc). Living an integral life where the three rivers of spirit, soul, and purpose converge is hard work, especially in light of our current culture. But it is joyful and life affirming work!
Lead with/from/as love.
Vulnerability is courage.
Now is always the time.
Not knowing is true wisdom.
Belong to yourself and to a community.
Omnidirectional potentiality in every moment.
Be spoken by truth.
Paradox is the antidote to fixation.
Laugh more. (especially at ourselves)