I was a massage therapist for eight years & a Reiki practitioner for twelve years.
I lost my father in 2008 and art journaling and writing saved me from a deep abyss of despair.
I am empathic, sensitive, and introverted.
I have an MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Occasionally I have panic attacks.
I am sometimes incredibly goofy and embarrass myself in public.
I create mixed media encaustic paintings and sell them.
My soul-home is in Maui, Hawaii.
My birth home is in Seattle, WA.
My current home is in Bellingham, WA.
I use a full-spectrum “happy” light every winter.
I love animals and have been a vegetarian since the age of 13.
I am obsessed with birds and bird imagery. Oh yes, and Buddhas, too.
I am a college writing teacher at Cascadia College and use essential oils in class.
I believe in the power of the body’s wisdom.
I believe that deep healing is possible.
I believe we are ALL creative.
I believe that living creatively can increase our life expectancy.
I believe that you know what you want and need.
I believe that personal growth and transformation begins here, right here, where body-awareness meets creative energy. I believe this is the nexus from which everything grows and everything is possible.