“Optimal health and happiness is more than a state of the absence of disease or emotional pain. It is a continuous adjustment to the changing demands of life and environment. And it must bring with it a sense of joy and strength – of buoyancy, resilience, beauty and balance.”
For 30+ years I have been supporting people on their journey toward optimal health and wellness. From a foundation of traditional Western medicine, I weave Eastern wisdom, life experience, opportunity, and learning and growth into a unique and innovative approach to living a life of wellness, balance, and serenity. Rather than focus on what is ineffective, we embrace what is thriving, what is possible and what enhances the health and well-being of the individual or group. Within any life challenge, there is hope for a rebirth of all that is beautiful in the human soul.
My passion is partnering with you on your journey, modeling and mentoring elegant and effective skills for embracing change and transformation within oneself, between one another and within our global community. My commitment is to work from my heart and to honor the sacredness of your process.
Dedicated to fostering mindfulness, self-discovery and personal transformation in wellness and well-being I provide education, consultation and coaching in the most effective principles and practices of Mindfulness and Hakomi therapies, encompassing a “mind-body” approach to health and wholeness.
Being one of only a few individuals holding professional certification in teaching MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), I offer state-of-the-art professional programs and mindfulness practices designed to educate, inspire and motivate in creating a life of vibrant and sustainable health and well-being.
As a wellness practitioner, educator and coach, I have served individuals, groups, and hospitals with my expertise in health issues, advanced professional training in stress reduction, extensive research in mind-body healing and dedication to learning and personal growth. From this rich soil of commitment, challenge and achievement, I am able to offer holistic, nurturing and healing programs. I am available for media interviews and speaking to your group.
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CREDENTIALS AND EXPERTISE INCLUDE: CERTIFICATION IN MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION CREATED BY DR. JON KABAT-ZINN, UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL-CENTER FOR MINDFULNESS; THREE-YEAR IMMERSION IN HAKOMI THERAPY; BS NURSING; NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING; INSIGHT DIALOGUE FACILITATORS’ TRAINING WITH GREGORY KRAMER; WA STATE CERTIFIED COUNSELOR; REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER; HOSPICE CARE VOLUNTEER.
To keep current on the newest information and best practices, I belong to the following associations:
- TCME: The Center for Mindful Eating
- IDEA: Health and Fitness Association
- NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association
- PEO: National Organization of Philanthropy and Education for Women
- Yoga Alliance
Author of the following books and publications:
- 21 Days of Living Mindfully: Your Guide to Conscious Living
- 21 Days of Mindful Parenting: Your Guide to Raising a Mindful Child
- 21 Days of Eating Mindfully: Your Guide to a Healthy Relationship with Yourself and Food (3rd ed)
- 21 Days Guidebook Companion Journal
- Eating Mindfully: Your Key to Healthy Living
- Fit From Within: The Art & Science of Weight Loss