I love what I do. As a coach, I have amazing conversations that help people create bigger, richer, more meaningful and beautiful lives. As a writer, I get to express my creativity and connect the dots between spirit, soul and everyday living. Making meaning is what it’s all about for me.
I have been practicing as a counselor (and now coach) since 1992 and have been a student of spirituality for almost that long. I authored an award-winning memoir, Washing the Bones, and am currently working on my second book, Grief Girl’s Bedside Guide to Grief: How to Do It, Why You Should, and What’s in It for You. (Because grief needs a makeover and I’m just the gal to do it!)
- Northwestern University, B.A. History
- Universtity of San Francisco, M.A. Counseling Psychology
- Pacifica Graduate Institute, Doctoral studies in Depth Psychology
- Coaching Success Certified Training, Robert Holden, Ph.D.
And the more interesting tidbits:
I love reading, Jasmine Pearl tea, bicycling in the summer, Lillet Blanc, jazz standards, tango, a good Manhattan, the San Francisco Giants and all things Italian. I’m crazy about little kids and animals, especially dogs. I live with my family and our quirky dog, Baci, in the beautiful, historic town of Jacksonville, Oregon, where I grew up and where I returned 16 years ago after living in Chicago, San Francisco and Portland.