raised by the beach in Florida, as a child I dreamed of becoming a sculptor. I went to college in Massachusetts at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts university and loved living and creating in New England.
Years later I lost a few people in my family to cancer and had feelings building up. I decided to attend a retreat at Kripalu Center in Lenox for some rest.
Daily yoga, plant based food and meditation opened new doors inside me.
I became less interested in creating art and wanted to learn more about
loss and well being.
I pursued a graduate degree for psychotherapy at Smith College. The best part was the link I made between Meditation and coping skills in therapy. I completed a thesis on "the impact of meditation on therapists clinical skills" and studied meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh, anandi Ma, and at Paramahansa Yogananda's Self Realization Fellowship in Encinitas, CA.
After a move to Boulder to work as a psychotherapist, my love of yoga and meditation continued and I became certified in Hatha yoga by the Shambhava School/Eldorado Springs. For a decade I worked as a therapist in local clinics, at the University of Colorado/Boulder, and practiced yoga/meditation daily.
The most rewarding chapter of my life began at age 30 when I became a mom. Giving unconditional love to my children was a beautiful experience. I immersed myself in holistic health, preparing plant based meals and was fortunate to have natural, water births. A foundation in the Arts was important to me, so I sent my children
to Waldorf schools for early education.
these days my kids can cook on their own and we all use natural remedies whenever we can! Cultivating holistic health has been my remedy for many of life's ups and downs
and meditation is the "center" that re-centers me every day!