- Share your story in a safe, compassionate and nurturing environment
- Embody inner resources that build resilience and courage
- Discover growth and transformation that lie hidden in darkness of grief
- Create supportive community networks
- Receive guidance and referrals for alternative support services
The experience of grieving, whether from a significant loss, an unexpected life change, or a chronic condition, can be tricky and hard to navigate alone. My personal life path has churned me through layers of grief since I was a young girl – from the loss of a young child of very close family friends, to the loss of my own mom in my adolescent years, two life-threatening diagnoses, and two very close brushes on death’s door of my own daughter, among other things. These experiences, over time, have built profound resources of resilience and depth in my ability to continue to work with my own losses as well as the compassionate presence to sit with and companion others as they navigate their own paths through this process. What I have found, in my experience, has been very surprising growth that I am deeply aware that I may never have discovered had I not been forced to face the despair that comes in those times of intense letting go.
It is my passion to provide a compassionate and nurturing environment for others to safely turn their own fertile soils when things feel dark and intense. Just like a flower, it is through the crack in the seed in the dark soil that prompts the yearning from the stem to reach the light and, over time, share the beauty and wisdom that is born out of a difficult path. My vision is that as we, as individuals, give ourselves greater permission to be present with our pain, we discover the creative energies of transformation that are always stirred in the dark times. Then, we become more available for each other, in community, as role models for the next generation, and transform our culture’s experience of loss and, together, offer a map of resilience for the journey through grief.