My Background & Philosophy
I have always been highly sensitive to the physical and energetic environments around me, the people who inhabited them and my inner experience. I struggled with this sensitivity for a long time, making living in a "normal" world very difficult. Then, in my twenties, I started learning more about working within my highly sensitive Self, and that sensitivity slowly became my superpower.
My career started as a yoga instructor and evolved to athletic & exercise therapy. As I worked to help bring healing to my clients, deeper injuries began to show themselves. Through working on their bodies, clients started talking about wounds of the heart and psyche, openings and insight directly from their muscles, joints and other tissues. From there, I studied different modalities of coaching and therapeutic models of inquiry that offered a way to communicate through the body and with the multiplicity of parts within.
I see myself as an inner activist and facilitator committed to sitting with the hidden and mysterious things, including parts, archetypes and the menstrual cycle - starting with my own. In short, I work with my natural energy flow to sift through the pollutants I've collected over time and generations through daily practice and mentorship, and I help others do the same. Practicing menstrual cycle awareness has given me a connection to myself that has offered clarity I have never experienced; it continues to transform my life by building my confidence, intuition and ability for self-compassion and compassion for others. I see my cycle, indeed, as a powerful gift.
There are two driving spirits in my life. First, the spirit of truth & curiosity, which to me are deeply related. I want to know and understand the world around me, beginning with my relationship with myself - this is the curiosity piece. The truth part comes in with the acceptance of the challenging aspects of life: our shadows. It means sitting with them with love and taking inward and outward responsibility for them, however hard it may be - and having compassion for the whole process.
The second spirit is the spirit of mystery and magic. Mythology and folklore set alight a remembrance that far exceeds my thirty-odd years; it awakens something in my bones. These stories bridge the gap between us and our ancestors, the spirit world and the magic of the universe that is so far beyond our knowledge.
These mysteries are alive in us; we may not know them mentally, but their wisdom is here, housed in our bodies, and available if we only listen.