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, addiction, and spirituality
Life transitions can leave us stunned and ungrounded, without a sense of purpose or meaning. Addictions can leave us alienated from ourselves and others, depleted in body, mind and spirit. Our own thinking can leave us confused, angry or even 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. Our work together often focuses on life transitions, recovery from addictions, negotiating difficult relationships, and making choices supportive of physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Recent experience and training has shown me the importance of neuro-plasticity and power of "re-wiring" the brain for a healthier and happier lifestyle after the limbic system of the brain has been injured by psychological trauma or physical injury due to illness or chemical exposure.
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 interested in educating and supporting those struggling with issues related to mold toxicity and other biotoxin illnesses in Western Massachusetts and elsewhere.