“Spirituality is a calling of responsibility to each other and to our world. It is a calling to act and not just reflect, to engage and not just contemplate.”
I AM A WORK IN PROGRESS.
I was raised in a town of less than 5,000 people in southeast rural Minnesota. I have tremendous gratitude towards my family and community for supplying me with a loving foundation. As I was growing up I felt there was much more to life than what I had access to. I traveled the country throughout my 20′s and met many people who exposed me to readings, teachers and experiences that validated my own emerging beliefs. My 30′s were spent working in the corporate world producing special events in New York City. I learned much from this work and I continued to read, to explore, to discover what else there might be.
I have and still am experiencing an amazing life. There has been great joy, depression, soul-touching love, soul-breaking heartache, exhilarating jobs, job loss, small town living, metropolis living, death of loved ones, deep friendships, isolation, much laughter, loneliness, medical issues, world travel and so much more.
I am drawn to rituals and mysticism and this has led me to research various worldly religions and spiritual traditions. In 2007, I completed a 4-year counseling program called Helix, and was ordained as a minister of the Helix Healing Ministry. Being ordained allows me the legal right to practice “laying on of hands” in the State of New York. The program gave me a strong psychological & spiritual knowledge base along with years of experiential work as a psycho-spiritual counselor. I now serve as a member of the Helix Healing Ministry Board.
Before, during and after Helix, I studied independently with various healers and mentors, workshops and classes, including renowned astrologer and channel Julie Winter, shaman Alberto Villoldo and the late curandera Elena Avila. In 2009, I went to Brazil to immerse myself in the energy of La Casa and John of God. In 2011, I traveled to Liberia volunteering at Strongheart House as a Circle Guide teaching about meditation and intention. I am currently spending time on the magical island of Bali. I am intrigued and amazed at the daily rituals, passionate ceremonies and intentional living. All of these experiences, coupled with my “ordinary” life and all of those in it, have brought me to a place of great joy, determination, comfort and peace.
My path and definition of spirituality is deeply personal and unique to me. My daily life is my “church” and it is with loving kindness, deep gratitude and commitment to my path that I do this work. I hold my clients as perfect souls and whether their beliefs are similar or differ from mine does not affect our work together.