I am re-writing this quick story about myself during the Covid-19 days. Something about me, or what's become of me in the past couple of years at least, is that I love nesting, learning how to pay good attention, not needing to be anywhere and moving slow. I don't get bored anymore, so this "staying home" time has been an unexpected gift, like a very long silent meditation retreat, peppered with rum cocktails, dogs and my husband when he's home from work. I love to hand-water my garden of native blooming plants from the big rainwater barrel. I used to be a fierce workout queen and now that body-focused intensity is gone and I just sometimes enjoy a pleasant run and I will never loose my love of dancing! Taking it easy has become my new way of life and I did not see this coming from the way I used to be.
I think the healing work I've been doing the past 15 years or so has changed me through and through. Life has become peaceful, and I appreciate that.
Some inspirations that remain relevant for my life's work have to do with restorative conflict mediation, exploring and telling our life stories, transforming our economy to what it should be: care of the home, exploring our land and life ethic for living in harmony with nature, open-hearted witnessing to the suffering in life as a vessel for life's desired evolution, being with and learning from the dying.
When the time is right, my first trip will be to Big Bend Country!
Major certifications and degrees
Biodynamic Craniosacral Training - Body Intelligence, Austin 2018
Hakomi Mindfulness/Body-Centered Psychotherapy - Hakomi SW, Austin 2012
Massage Therapy Training - Texas Healing Arts Institute, Austin 2007
Thai Massage Training - ITM, Chiang Mai, Thailand 2006
Yoga Teacher Training - Living Yoga Program, Austin 2004
MPS Environmental & Community Land Planning - SUNY ESF, Syracuse 2003
BS Geography - SWTSU, San Marcos 1999
BS Nutrition - SWTSU, San Marcos 1994