Tending the Body, Mind, and Spirit

I believe we are all sacred vessels – manifestations of the Divine, by whatever name we call It.   Yet our journey through life can be challenging as we bump up against aspects of ourselves and others that are less than graceful.  

Life Transitions, Aging, and Spirituality

Life transitions can leave us stunned and ungrounded, without a sense of purpose or meaning.  Aging and illness can leave us scrambling to adjust to sudden (or impending) loss of physical abilities and cognitive capacities.  Addictions can leave us alienated from ourselves and others, depleted in body, mind, and spirit.  Our own thinking can leave us confused, angry, or downright miserable inside our own skin.  

With compassionate witness, our own personal wisdom can arise to meet us and lead us out of confusion.  At its best, therapy or spiritual mentoring is two (or more) people sitting in a room being real … being fully present.  I invite you to come meet me there.  

I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and groups.  I am now working mostly with individuals.  Our work together often focuses on life transitions, the challenges and rewards of aging, recovery from addictions, negotiating relationships, and making choices supportive of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being at every stage of life.  

Recent experience and training has shown me the importance of neuro-plasticity and the power of "re-wiring" the brain for a healthier and happier mindset.  This is true even after the limbic system of the brain has been injured by psychological trauma or physical injury.  Contrary to previous understandings, recent science reveals that we are laying down new neural pathways in the brain until the moment of our death.  This means, in many circumstances, positive changes in brain function can be achieved leading to improved quality of life.

Nutrition, Environmental Illness, Death and Dying

My interests include living well with nutritional and lifestyle choices that support the whole self, navigating mid-life transitions with grace and compassion, making informed choices pertaining to death and dying, and being awake to the beauty and fullness of living and dying.  

Having experienced being “brought to the mat” by a chronic inflammatory response to mold in recent years, I am keenly aware of the challenges of coping with and  healing from biotoxin illnesses and other immune deficiencies which are little understood.