Who I am: I am a white, cis-gendered able-bodied woman from a mixed-race, middle-class family, raised by hippie artist Baha’i parents on the East Coast of the US. I am mother to two wild young adults, a cancer survivor and an occasional artist. I have always been with/in the queer community although for a time I lived and loved as a heterosexual housewife. I am a mystic, a heretic, an idealist, a socialist, a protector, an objector. I am a builder and a nurturer, a witness and a mourner. I believe in Love and the power of people gathered together for good.
Where and What I Learned: I earned my BA in psychology and creative writing at UMass Boston then an MA in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University. After working for years as a psychotherapist, primarily with trauma survivors, I then studied Core Shamanism, completing the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations and Shamanic Healing at The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. A bit later, I went to The Chaplaincy Institute seminary to be ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2012 and certified as a Spiritual Director in 2013.
My Mission: To help others to be present and open with all that is, embracing life on life’s terms; To provide experiences, through individual work and in groups, to help people strengthen their connection to Self and to Spirit, and to sustain or develop practices to deepen those connections.