I am a Soul Tender who works with creatives (those both in and out of the closet!) who want to deepen their relationship with their Soul and their purpose.  

I provide creative and soul-filled processes that help awaken people to their authentic selves. 

 

As a certified Life Coach, trained SoulCollage® Facilitator, published author, and TEDx speaker, I bring a wealth of experience supporting people to use creative practices to integrate past traumas and move into a well-crafted future.

Losing my left leg—and nearly her right leg—when I was 17 years old was a defining and formative experience my life. Being an amputee for 40 years has taught me about many aspects of being human:

  • That strength often comes from being vulnerable.

  • That boundaries are important and necessary. 

  • That forgiveness is a choice and a contract of acceptance between my heart and my soul.

  • That life throws curve balls and it’s up to me to find the meaning and the lessons.

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If there’s one thread that’s woven its way through my life, it’s that I love to help people. I am delighted when I’m holding space for people to do something new, learn something, or see a new part of themselves.

If there’s one belief I’ve had since I was a teenager, it’s that we all have a beautiful inner compass that’s always pointing us where we need to go. All of us. It doesn’t matter our education, our gender, our abilities, or our race. Sometimes we just need a little help finding the compass or reading it.

I spent over 20 years in non-profit management helping people find their compass or learn how to read it.

During the nine years as an at-home mom, I explored my creative side. I became a certified Coach, a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator, and I discovered that I love to write. See my Books page for my publications, including my memoir, A Leg to Stand On.

My writing led to public speaking. I was one of over 100 people chosen to speak at our TEDx event. See my Speaking page to watch my TEDx talk and to get an idea of my speaking topics—all inspiring folks to access their inner compass and to find the peace and acceptance that comes when we follow our true north.

I am passionate about creativity and its ability to find our Inner Witness and to heal. After healing comes thriving and when we thrive, we make this world a better place.

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”
— Alice Walker