When I was young, I used to spend hours walking on the open prairie adjacent to the town where I lived. I felt peace there. Solace. Acceptance. Unlike some people who know what they want to be when they grow up, I only knew that I wanted to do something I enjoyed that would help other people at the same time.
I found the first part of the answer when I discovered the field of art therapy. But soon I began to long for a way to focus on people’s strengths, and I was drawn to life coaching. All the while, I never lost my love for nature, and I began using art as a tool for social activism. And then I discovered the world of forest therapy.
These days, you could say that I’m a weaver. Because I offer virtual retreats and 1:1 sessions that weave together all of the experiences that have proven to be so effective in helping people thrive: art, nature, and spiritual practices.
I show people how to go out on the land or bring nature inside to them. I help them break through barriers to being creative and showing up authentically. They feel energized and inspired. They get the answers they need. They break through barriers. They wake up their joy.
I am a speaker at local, state, national, and international levels. My employee wellness project, “Inviting Creativity and Spirituality into the Workplace,” helped Prairie View, Inc., a mental health center in Kansas, win an international award.
Renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder participated in my eco-art project Tears of the Earth, which helped hundreds of people of all ages process their own/the earth’s losses & celebrate their love for the Earth.