“Neuroscience research shows that the only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves. Mindfulness not only makes it possible to survey our internal landscape with compassion and curiosity but can also actively steer us in the right direction for self-care.”
― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
I have survived a debilitating eating disorder, illness as a result of trauma in my early twenties, a near-death experience in childbirth, depression, a divorce and raising toddlers born only seventeen and a half months apart. All of those things have taught me so much about what taking care of our bodies and learning to listen to them with compassionate understanding really means.
I love being out on forest trails and swimming in the lake (my happy place!) Enjoying the beauty of the outdoors is my evidence that there is always goodness in this world, no matter how much pain we have endured or are still experiencing - that and Dutch licorice, which I love! I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for almost 18 years. I have two teenagers, a goofy white Labradoodle, a scraggly garden and a community that I deeply cherish.
One of my greatest joys in life is working with my clients to help them see the beauty and gifts they offer the world. I am passionate about helping clients learn ways of listening to their bodies and discover a variety of tools for new clarity of understanding and healing. I would love the opportunity to work with you as well.