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“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

~Pema Chodron

I have been an energetic intuitive for most of my life, sometimes in formal roles, but often not.  It took me many years to understand and effectively use these gifts and sometimes it was easier to deny them. Even after I began to claim my abilities I underwent profound periods of healing, integration, and awakening.

Specifically, I am clairaudient and clairsentient, an empath, and a conscious energetic and verbal channel. As an empath/clairsentient, I have necessarily cultivated a strong degree of body awareness because, from a very early age, I unconsciously took on and transmuted the emotions and energy of people and the environment. It’s taken me a long while to be able to sort through the energy (of emotional and physical pain) to identify what originates from me and what belongs to others. For that reason I will often feel in my own body where you are holding tension, blockages, trauma and/or judgments and use that information and experience to help you release those blockages.  While I am able to direct-voice channel, and sometimes do, it is my preference to work collaboratively with my team of non-physical guides, as well as yours, and to speak in my own words, taking full responsibility for the guidance that I offer. And while it is my intention to offer the clearest and most loving insight and support, I also ask and trust you to to rely upon the wisdom of your own heart and body to discern whether what I offer is resonant.

Primarily I see myself as a space holder for and witness to the magnificent unfolding that is your life. To the degree that I translate, facilitate, and guide, it is to help you align with the unique  and full expression of your own soul blueprint and highest wisdom.  I also see myself as an elder who has traversed the landscape of her own darkness, again and again, and having done so, am able to reflect back to you the extraordinary light of your own soul.

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1987 in Social Work and an M.B.A. in 1998.  I worked for ten years as a counselor and advocate in a variety of community and therapeutic settings before my partner and I established a successful small business that sustained us for many years.  I am deeply grateful for the experience of learning and serving in those ways, but it has really been in the cauldron of intimate relationship that I mined some of life’s most profound gifts.

I’ve been enormously blessed to have worked, studied, played, and sometimes lived with embodied teachers of unconditional love.  Among those teachers I count first and foremost a number of beautiful dogs—I’ve lost count now how many! I experience intimate relationship–with nature as well as human beings–as the primary crucible for what is simultaneously the path of spirit and the path to becoming fully human. I bow deeply to the woman with whom I shared fifteen years of my life in marriage. And finally, I came very late in life to understanding that my own body is my greatest teacher.

I also bow deeply to the spirit of the man who was known, in his last life, as the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa (1939-1987.) He (I call him “he” loosely; to know his energy is to understand that “he” is more function of the universe than singular being) came to me in spirit when I was still practicing Buddhism as a formal spiritual path and he guided me through an initiation that led me away from Buddhism. Trungpa described his particular lineage of awakening as the Mishap Lineage. From this view unexpected chaos, confusion, and upheavals are good news.  Mishap, inconvenience, and the unraveling of who we think we are and what we think we know, are the fuel for the journey which transforms fear and grasping into wisdom and unfathomable love and compassion.

Perhaps Dogen said it best when he replied to his student’s query: “What is the essence of a Zen master’s life?” The teacher responded, “One continuous mistake.”

Or, you might say, there are no mistakes at all.

It is my honor and privilege to bear witness to the gorgeous arising of Reality—the Poem of Atoms–that is you.

I’m available for sessions via phone or video chat. Sessions are scheduled for one hour, but occasionally I find that the process requires a bit more time and there is no additional charge if we run over.


I offer a free 15-minute consultation.  This is not an intuitive guidance session, but rather an opportunity to explore whether or not we are a good match and ask any questions you may have.

Session fee: $175.  Most sessions last 1 to 1.5 hours.  

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Many blessings to your heart,