Official bios can give you a list of accomplishments, skills or talents. But we all know that kind of a bio barely scratches the surface of who someone is.
Here's a version that might go a bit deeper: mystic, artist and fool for love. For me, those descriptions are related, because they all originate from (and return to) a source of infinite creativity, inspiration, meaning and endless exploration.
I'd venture a guess that we're all looking for four basic conditions: happiness, fulfillment, connection and love. Doesn't matter where we spend our time or what we create. There are, of course, extrinsic rewards that result from many of our efforts. But beneath that, the intrinsic rewards are really what, at the end of the day, make it worthwhile or worthless.
My delight is to share what it means to participate in the ever-present, always unfolding expression of Life - through us, as us, for us. That's available through a deeper understanding of how we can have a rich, full life with greater ease and peace of mind - no matter what demands seem to have been placed on us.
As an artist, I made a discovery some time ago that many of the challenges an artist faces are exactly the same as the people who think of themselves as "non-artists." For example,
Insecurity (is it good enough)
Comparison (they're much better than I am)
Expectations (I've got to get this right)
Judgment (this is awful - and so am I)
Among other things, I share what I've learned both through example and direct experience to reveal that much of what gets in our way in self-induced.
That's good news!
Because anything we've had a hand in creating, we can also un-create and make something new. We can learn how to tap into our innate resources, realize we have innate flexibility, resilience and creativity as part of our nature and we can naturally express our own authenticity in whatever work we put our hands to.
A little about my formal training: I have over 30 years of exploration in the fields of psychology, personal development, energy medicine and the wisdom traditions. I hold Certification as an Advanced Transformative Coach. I write, speak and facilitate programs that point to our true nature and how that transforms the way we live, the way we love, the way we create, the way we share our gifts with the world. I also hold a Masters Degree in psychotherapy and an undergraduate degree in Fine Art.