My life philosophy is centred around the art of non-doing. At first glance you may think that means that I’m sitting at Starbucks, sipping my latte, and staring into space. :-) What the art of non-doing actually means is that you are so tuned in (to spirit, or that bigger part of yourself) that you are doing exactly what you need to be doing in each moment. It is called ‘non-doing’ because when you are in the moment like this, it kinda feels like you’re not really ‘doing’ in the effortful way that doing often entails. In this way, we can be very efficient and productive, without over-burdening ourselves.
Part of the challenge is that the world is getting busier and faster, which means we often end up feeling like we have to ‘do’ a lot. We overextend ourselves, which often leads to anxiety, overwhelm, fatigue, and sometimes even burn-out.
I first became drawn to spirit in my 20’s. It was a difficult time for me, I was not thriving at all. The only time I felt ‘alive’ was when I was drinking or partying (mostly because the alcohol gave me the courage to talk to others and open up in ways that I could not when I was sober). Luckily I had the foresight to know that this was not ‘living’ in the way that I knew might be possible.
In an attempt to become more genuinely (and consistently) happier, I began to seek out various spiritual teachings, therapists, bodywork, nutrition, and anything else that seemed like it might help me to become more balanced. Fast forward 25 years and I have been practicing meditation, yoga, breathwork, and nutrition on a daily basis. I studied with a spiritual teacher for over 16 years and have personally completed over 45 silent meditation retreats. For a time, I ran my own yoga and massage studio, and for 7 years, I was the Human Resources Manager of a large local Health Food chain.
My goal is to serve others who are ready to make positive, lasting changes in their lives so that they can become happier, healthier, and more relaxed in their bodies. Whether you want to create more balance in your day to day, or you want someone to be accountable to, to make healthy changes for yourself, you suffer from anxiety, overwhelm, fatigue, depression, or simply want to function more optimally in your life, then I am ready and excited to work with you.
When I am not teaching, coaching, or running retreats, I can be found in the kitchen cooking up nummy food, playing with my (highly adored) nephew, out walking in the woods, or in a tropical place ziplining or soaking up some sunshine on the beach.
Wherever you are on your path to self discovery, I’d love to hear from you.