I have X-ray vision.
You already are creative and have unique gifts. Most likely, many of these are invisible to you. That thing called life sometimes causes us to lose sight of our gifts, or they are belittled, so we keep them in a small box that we sometimes forget about. I dust them off and call them forth. My passion is seeing your creative soul and shining a light so you can see it, too…
I create safe places.
I create non-competitive, safe spaces for sensitive and creative spirits. Too many of my clients have told me about the teacher who shamed them and it took 20 years before they tried writing or creating again. In my 30’s, I decided to take up poetry writing again and took a class at a community college. Big mistake. My writing was ripped to shreds, my shy poet soul never even given a chance to send up that first tendril. It took 10 years and a skilled poetry teacher for me to venture to begin again. I will never do that to you. I am the safe space that blooms your genius.
I unstick people.
You know how massage therapists know right where the knots are and how to loosen them? I do that with your life or creative process. As you talk, I can tell right where the knot is and how to dissolve it so you can move back into flow. It’s an adventure for me. I know that obstacle is hiding somewhere – and I find it.
I play with blocks (not the wooden kind).
When that block arises, I don’t run for the hills. I invite it in. Get to know it. Have tea with it. With this compassionate “turning towards,” I lovingly deconstruct it until clarity and love shine through.
I understand your creative process.
As a creative myself, through Nia, photography, writing and birthing a business, I firsthand understand the challenges and transformation possible in the creative process. And with 25 years practicing the mindfulness of Zen Buddhism as it relates to creativity and presence, I know how to see below the surface, see patterns, what blocks us and what opens us. I love swimming in the deep life of the soul, and bring up what I find there into everyday, practical applications.
I see your mythic story.
Having spent much of my professional career as a journalist, I honed my skill at interviewing and seeing the bigger story of someone’s life. While they were talking, in order for me to turn their words into a story, I had to pull together threads and capture their essence. Often within the first 10 minutes we were uncovering things they’d never seen in themselves. I see beyond the everyday into your mythic story…
I create retreat-like communities.
Not only do I lead retreats, but every gathering is like a mini-retreat. I pull together cool, conscious women, and a space of deep spiritual and creative renewal and inspiration always happens. You can hear the ahhhh… Muscles relax. People show up. Get inspired. And then there’s no stopping them.