I AM A SPIRITUAL MENTOR AND LIFE COACH FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO GET REAL AND HEAL, AND CREATE THE LIFE THEY TRULY WANT: POWERFULLY ALIGNED, JOYFUL, ABUNDANT, AND FREE OF SUFFERING.
I help you learn how to create the life you want through online coaching that combines fearless, heart-centered inner work with practical action to achieve life-changing results.
For me to become this person, I had to unbecome everything I was, or believed I was. I had go inward and unlearn everything.
I had to fall apart.
It turns out that this was the path to
my greatest freedom.
IN 2014, I HIT A WALL.
I remember the moment.
I was driving home from my full-time job in non-profit administration with my kids, ages 5 and 10 then. It was almost 7 PM, and we had a 35 minute commute ahead of us. It was December, and it was cold and dark. My husband was out of town, as he had been for every week night for 8 years. My “second shift” of work was just beginning, and I had nothing left in my tank.
I was depleted and exhausted. And I saw in that moment that if something didn’t change in my life, I was going to run myself into the ground.
Turns out that “something” was me.
I looked at my life and saw that no part of it reflected what I truly wanted. Not the work I did, not my income, not the way I was available to the people in my life.
Mostly what I saw was this:
My life was a lie. And it was time to get real with myself.
When I had my wake-up call in 2014, I didn’t know where it would lead. But I gave myself over to the discovery of the truth. Not the relative truth that’s found in space + time, but the eternal truth of who we are.
While I’d like to tell you the process was smooth and delicious, honestly, at times it was harrowing.
By going inward to do the work, I learned how I had been tripping myself up for so long. I learned that the reason I had been avoiding so much of my life, my truth, was because I didn’t trust. I didn’t trust God. I realized that my whole life had been experienced through the lens of abandonment by God. The pain of that belief became so embedded in my body and perception that I was pretty far down the road to self-destruction, even though I desperately wanted union and healing.
Through this undoing, and by choosing to turn towards the pain as the path to healing, I learned how to face the hard feelings, do the hard work, and change my life.
And in this, I discovered two things: first, tolerating difficult feelings is a skill we must master in order to live a full life; and second, those feelings are not the truth. They are only deeply held and distorted beliefs that I took to be real, and avoided dealing with, because I thought that feeling them would kill me.
This cracked open my world.
As I grew more comfortable with pain and vulnerability, and followed the breadcrumbs deeper and deeper into myself, old beliefs and ways of being fell away. And I learned finally how to surrender my heart completely, and live in complete trust.
I NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.
I CREATED A BUSINESS.
I learned how I was supposed to serve, and created this coaching to bring that service to the world. This is living on purpose, and it is the most powerful gift of our humanness: to live according to our personal mission. To make our creation greater than our fears. To bring our full selves to this planet.
I CREATED WEALTH.
I saw the profound connection between our ability to receive money and our ability to surrender and trust. I learned how important it was to create wealth so that I could serve others, and fulfill my potential. I held myself to inquiry repeatedly to poke holes in every assumption that arose around money and wealth. This inquiry brought me the greatest freedom in my life, and the ability to receive money in a way that I had never allowed myself.
I CREATED FLOW.
Surrendering my grip on my own thoughts and beliefs, and allowing the Divine move through me, changed everything about my life. It brought ease where there had never been ease. I surrendered. Life became flow, and Creation was its playground.
Now, I coach other women who are seeking their authentic power in life. Who are seeking to be who they truly are. Who no longer want to live as separate.
This power to actualize our fullest potential is the greatest gift of being a human today.
Ultimately, the journey that each of us makes is ours alone. My role as your coach or mentor is to be the mirror that shows all of you to yourself — your Divine gifts and your blind spots, both of which can be very difficult for us to see. I show you and guide you, but only you can do the work. I can’t do it for you.
But I can be with you every step of the way.
AT SOME POINT, YOU WILL REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE Freedom, AND THAT YOU HAVE always been Freedom. YOU WILL REMEMBER.
If possible, you will remember while you are still alive to live it.
I attended Smith College, where I earned a BA in Women’s Studies and Religion.
I spent 10+ years as a professional chef and pastry chef, and came this close to going to culinary school instead of college (decided in the end that the BA gave me more options than a cooking diploma).
I still love to cook, and my kids and I plan day trips for great ice cream.
In addition to spiritual mentoring and life coaching, I am a communications and marketing consultant, and a 300-hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Level II Reiki Healer, and trained hospice chaplain.
I attended seminary, but left when my first child was born part-way through.
- I am sober. Choosing sobriety was a big part of my becoming who I am today. It was a powerful choice, and one that I love and am grateful for every day.
I grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and return there often to see my mother.