I started out happy as a ripe sweet peach smiling into the morning sun on a gorgeous spring day.
By the time I was in kindergarten, though, I’d gotten scared … by the too-muchness of life outside my front yard.
Also, some pretty bad things went on behind the scenes, in the dark corners of what was supposed to be the safest place in the world for a young girl.
I was very sensitive and shy. I experienced emotions in very deep ways that others just didn’t seem to.
Bursting into tears was my go-to response for many years (think there’s a connection?!).
I had to do a lot of personal healing around psychological, emotional, spiritual and sexual sacred wounds before I could stand tall in the world.
And I’m here to tell you there is always a way through. Always.
One of the dangers in being
- creative, and
- passionate …
… is that it’s easy to start believing there’s something wrong with you.
It doesn’t take long to begin feeling a little bit lonely and unloved, no matter how many people are around.
It doesn’t take much to begin questioning what your place is in this glorious universe of almost infinite choices.
I’m here to tell you that life is a whole bunch easier when you
- feel connected with the treasure trove of who you are,
- give yourself permission to make choices that are rich with purpose and meaning,
- and take the tiniest little baby steps to start gettin’ where you want (and need) to be going.
From those early, very rough beginnings, I’ve learned how to live, work, and love from the beauty of a full heart.
I’ve been blessed with a career I love for a long time now. Along the way, I earned my PhD in creativity and psychology, with a focus on the synergy of art and healing, and became a licensed psychotherapist.
Now I mentor bright, passionate people who are ready to experience the beauty of the adventure of embracing dreams, reaching for stars, choosing from love.
‘Cause you’re not here to just take up space on the planet … you’re here to get some stuff done.
Plus, I get to do cool things like produce/host/engineer a weekly public radio show.
And travel all over the world with my guy, just because it makes us happy. I spent my birthday last year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This year? We’ll start in Venice, Italy and then travel down the Croatian coastline, and on through the Greek islands. Yep … amazing.
Perfect, Easy Life, Right? Right.
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