you see the world differently…

…and I love you for that. You create harmonies where most others are in unison. But your voice is missing from the metaphorical choir, and we need you, even though you may have believed all your life that you don’t fit in.

Somewhere along the line, someone may have silenced you, squashed your spirit. And maybe after they stopped or were out of your life, you kept silencing and squashing yourself because you knew how to do that. It felt safe.

You may not think you are, but you’re funny, smart, intuitive, spiritual, and creative. You have a vision in which you can speak or write with power and be understood, where you can live a life where you are free to express your full self, every previously silenced, squashed part of you.

You’ve likely overcome adversity, whether external or internal. You’re working to heal your wounds and find the gifts within. Even in the midst of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or the effects of trauma, you are deeply engaged in learning to fully love and accept yourself.

And now you want more.

More clarity. More intuition. More guidance. More expression.
More YOU.

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Octobers

I feel like I'm not here. But my body is.The pain roaring beneath my skin, slicing through  my organs, curdling in my stomach remind me that my body is here. My body remembers Octobers past.My grandfather's birthday.My father's birthday.My birthday. Every one a...

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What My Body Was Really Telling Me

What My Body Was Really Telling Me

If you were to really, truly listen to your body, what would it be telling you?For months now, I was pretty sure my body was telling me to sleep for a week or more. I heard my body say it was tired, really tired, all the time, but I didn't really LISTEN. It was while...

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The Connection Between Trauma, Body Pain, and Authenticity

The Connection Between Trauma, Body Pain, and Authenticity

We know for a fact that animals naturally and instinctively shake off their stress. Whether or not they do it while singing Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off is another matter. We also know for a fact that humans don’t do this instinctively. We’re more likely to engage in therapy of the alcohol, retail, or epicurean kind. That physical shaking is a signal from the brain’s limbic system (responsible for the fight/flight/freeze response) that the threat has passed and the nervous system can return to pre-stress levels. In humans, when the limbic system takes over, the prefrontal cortex can go offline temporarily, making it impossible to think our way out of the situation.

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coaching and book faq

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How is coaching different from therapy?

While I am a formal mental health counselor and have been trained in various forms of psychotherapy, I am not a licensed therapist and I do not practice therapy.

Here’s how I see the difference:

A therapist helps a person heal their present by addressing what led them to this point (e.g.: trauma, core beliefs, emotional avoidance, etc.). Especially in clinical settings, it requires a “problem/ solution with measurable progress” paradigm. It is the surgery of the psyche, going after the root of the issue.

A coach helps a person change their present by addressing their thoughts, beliefs, and actions in the present moment and moving forward. It can operate as both problem/solution and also support/ celebration/accountability. This is the physical therapy of the psyche.

A healer helps a person change their present by addressing their energetic and physical health in the moment and moving forward. This is the medicine of the psyche.

While there are some overlaps, they largely have their own areas of focus.

When I’m coaching, we honor the past and acknowledge that it has an impact, sometimes profound. But we don’t go digging for it. We don’t go back to the past to try to heal it. That’s for therapy, which I usually recommend be trauma-informed.

Do I have to come to your office for coaching?

No. I do all of my coaching via Zoom for several reasons.

  1. You get to be in an environment you choose, that is safe and familiar.
  2. You can live anywhere in the world (as long as you have wifi) and work with me.
  3. You can choose to have your sessions recorded (viewable only by you and me), which you can then download and watch or listen to later. That way you don’t need to take any notes and can be fully present for our sessions.

For further questions, please see the work with me page or ask during our illumination call.

Do I have to believe in God/Source/Universe to work with you?

No. I have worked with Atheists, Pagans, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, and quite a few Agnostics, among others. While we will help you develop your connection to your intuition and guides as a part of your work with me, it’s not my intention nor the intention of your guides to change your beliefs about any sort of higher power.

How much do you charge for coaching? / Do you take credit cards?

I begin with a package of four weekly, one-hour sessions for USD $1,000. Some people only need that. Some need longer. I don’t do single sessions because it doesn’t support my clients.

You might be able to connect with a guide in an hour, but building a relationship and then using that to reach your goals, use your voice, step into your full being, and reclaim your power takes longer. The average amount of time I work with people to get the results they want is six months.

The work I do is highly customized to you and your goals, so I can’t tell you how long it will take for you. We’ll talk more about your goals and a timeline on an illumination call.

I accept all major credit cards and PayPal. I do not accept cash or check. (You can pay by e-check via PayPal.) Payment must be received before our first call. I do not issue refunds and your calls must be used by you and cannot be transferred to another person.

Where can I get your books?

My books are distributed to the trade by Itasca Books and can be ordered from your favorite bookstore or online. See the specific book pages for ordering links.

Can I get autographed copies of your books?

Yes! You can always get them from me at book signings, and now you can also order autographed copies from my Etsy shop.

Can I book you to speak at our event?

Yes! Please submit a proposal using my contact form.

You can also connect with me here (and here and here...)

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