Check out my former podcast with friend Sara Korn at www.kitchentablealchemy.com
I'm a LifeCycle Certified Celebrant. www.ritesopassage.com
Like so many of us, I'd pushed away, minimized, or forgotten many of the senses and relationships with other-than-humans I'd fostered as a child. I tried really hard to please my family, to fit in at school, then work. But I never succeeded. As an adult that's now working to rekindle the intuitive understandings and deep relationship with the world around us that are our birthright as humans, I recognize that being cast out was a blessing that enabled me to follow my own path.
Long after leaving the conservative fundamentalist environs I was raised in, I'm still picking its gravel out of my shoes. The way it taught me to view my body as an enemy. The way it preached dominance of, rather than relationship with, the Earth. I'll need to be on the lookout for that dogmatic right-or-wrong thinking creeping its way into my thoughts and perceptions for the rest of my life.
I taught Literature, Writing, and Women's Studies for 13 years before my mother's death pushed me to find something more stable. That led me to a post as an academic coach at a med school where I first started coaching and working with the MBTI. I was in love. I started my own business in 2012, and home base is in Phoenix, AZ with my partner Jason and two kitties, Monkey and Miss Piggy.