As many will attest to, the call to becoming a healer often arises from one’s own struggles. I began my path as a wounded healer at 16 when I first entered therapy due to my father’s death. This led me to explore healing, both personally and professionally, from a young age.
At 28, another shock arrived at my doorstep. This time, it was in the form of a health crisis. Although I did not know it at the time, I was at a crossroads that would guide me to cross-cultural shamanism. This journey was a homecoming in which the wisdom in my bones, and latent intuitive capacities were awakened.
Eventually, in a desire to be a bridger of worlds, I pursued a doctoral degree and licensure that would facilitate my ability to bring healing modalities, both ancient and modern, to a wider range of people.
For nearly thirty years now, I’ve worked with those who long to feel a greater sense of connection with themselves, their bodies, the small, wise voice within, and ultimately with their purpose and felt sense of belonging.
I am passionate about engaging soul for the purpose of individual and collective transformation. It is my heartfelt belief that as each person courageously turns towards their wounds, both personal and cultural, and acts upon their innate gifts, that together we participate in the repair the world.
My work is influenced by my education and life experience:
In gratitude for my mentors, guides and inspirations:
And the many who came after:
Emilie Conrad, Susan Harper, Beth Pettenngil-Riley for teaching me about the true meaning of embodiment
Marti Spiegelman for awakening my indigenous soul
Hugh Milne for introducing me to my visionary channels
Hameed Almaas for providing a bridge between psychology and spirituality
Francis Weller for your presence, your belief in me, and your friendship
Bill Plotkin for providing a container in which to clarify my calling
Annie Bloom for modeling feminine leadership
Aftab Omer for infusing soul and ritual back into psychology
Michael Meade for your mythic meaning making and for modeling a life dedicated to pleasing the Daimon
Malidoma Some for sharing your cosmology and your wisdom
Sobonfu Some for your potent ritual medicine
Teresa Mallen for your Soul inspired art that captures my mythic life and the essence of my work