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 went from planning a wedding and future full of dreams, to planning a funeral. Over the next three years, amidst the debilitating effects of trauma, I struggled to finish graduate school, and walk through a very high profile criminal trial against the perpetrator, and which ultimately prevailed in the state Supreme Court.
While coping with my "outer world", I recognized that my lifeline was the sacred "heartwork" of my inner world. Although my loss felt choiceless, I recognized somehow that I did have a choice in healing....the choice to heal, or to 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.
Thus, I was inspired as the years went by, to create a sacred space to be that companion for grieving people who are trying to rebuild their worlds after profound loss. It is a great honor and privilege 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 and support, the possibilities for healing are infinite".
Outside of work, I enjoy music, meditation, and spending time outdoors with my amazing son, who reminds me daily to stay present to the magic and wonder of life.