What a liberation to realize that the 'voice in my head' is not who I am. 'Who am I, then?' The one who sees that." Eckhart Tolle
As a writer and speaker I am passionate about sharing how one's focus, feelings and perspective influence the quality of life. I am a certified coach in self-esteem and in the process of expanding my skills and knowledge as a spiritual life coach (certificate expected early spring 2023). I have over 30 years of personal growth, spiritual and relationship studies.
I received my Masters degree in Communication from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with an emphasis on the Performance of Literature and Interpersonal Communication. The majority of my professional career has been in local, county and state services to older adults. Being around the wisdom of seniors has enriched my life beyond measure and helped me see things from a longer term perspective.
I specialize in helping people deepen inner compassion, see things from various perspectives, and work with the inner critic in a way that doesn't try to silence, tame or disconnect from it. I draw on the work of Richard Swartz Internal Family Systems, Peter Levine, and Ann Weiser Cornell to help shift the internal dialogue. I utilize a ten step process to getting off auto-pilot and assist others in finding the motivation and commitment to making lasting change.