If anyone had ever told me in my twenties that my life's career would be devoted to grief and loss, I never would have believed them! Not until one Sunday afternoon, when my fiance died next to me on a snow-covered mountain after being hit by a reckless skier. In the shock of that life-changing day, I literally went from planning a wedding and future full of dreams, to planning a funeral. Over the next three years, admidst the debilitating effects of trauma, I struggled to finish graduate school, and walk through a very high profile, precedent-setting criminal trial against the perpetrator, and which ultimately prevailed in the state Supreme Court.
Aside from coping with these trials and triumphs in my "outer world", I recognized that my lifeline was the very sacred "heartwork" in my inner world. Although loss always feels choiceless, I recognized somehow that I did have a choice....the choice to let my spirit live or die....the choice to try to heal, or remain broken. Though I had no idea how, simply making the choice catapulted me into several years of focused research and self-learning, as to what helps us to heal after a deep loss. Though there are certainly many variables, one thing I've learned is that the healing process is relational......we heal in relation to being witnessed, heard, and supported during this vulnerable process. Furthermore, we heal by finding meaningful ways to honor the relationship with our loved one.. because all that we love becomes a part of us, we can find healthy ways to carry that love forward in our lives.
Thus, I was inspired as the years went by, to create a sacred space for healing and to be that witness and companion for grieving people who are trying to rebuild their worlds after profound loss. It is a great honor and priviledge to be in that role during some of the most pivotal transitions that we encounter in our lifetime. Our work together is to help you "reweave" the tapestry of your life in meaningful ways. With genuine encouragement I share my motto: "Though we have no choice with loss, we have tremendous choice in how we heal....with awareness, support, and hope, the possibilities for healing are infinite".
Outside of work, I enjoy music, meditation, and spending time outdoors with my super seven year old son, who reminds me daily to stay present to the magic and wonder of life.