A Bit About Me…
Through all the twists and turns of my life and learning, I’ve come to understand that…
~ We All Have Challenges … Everyone Experiences Pain
~ More Calm, Less Chaos … is within One’s Own Power
~ Unhealed Pain … Perpetuates Pain
~ Turbulent Times … Demand We Live Differently
~ To Grow Through What We Go Through … is a Real Option
~ Truth Telling with Compassionate Witnessing … Helps & Heals
~ Cultivating Buoyancy … is Possible, a Conscious Choice We Can Make
~ Buoyancy is a real living breathing dynamic, that’s constantly changing, and playing out in our lives all the time.
~ In any given moment, our capacity for Being Buoyant is influenced by how we experience the pressures, forces and stresses existing within our lives and playing out in our world.
Initially introduced to meditation by my step-father, for over 30 years now I’ve practiced Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are. This style of contemplative practice is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. Today, Vipassana is commonly referenced, when using the English language, as Insight Meditation.
Over time, I’ve come to realize meditation as a practice of “Deep Listening” which opens a pathway for nurturing “Inner Awareness and Kindfulness” and an ever unfolding process of “Cultivating Buoyancy”.
Ordained as a Lay Chaplain by Roshi Joan Halifax, Abbot of Upaya Zen Center (2011) and trained in Subtle Energy Healing by Elizabeth Frediani, I provide compassionate witnessing and self-care education to individuals and small groups.