What's up with you?!

If you've been hanging around for a while, you've noticed there's been some changes to my work. I'm writing more, offering free talks, leading courses in addition to working individually with people. I'm experiencing a time of rapid growth and sometimes it is hard to keep up with all the ideas and desires flooding in. Today I felt compelled to write about what's motivating these changes.

Ultimately, it comes down to wanting to help people wake up, to love themselves, to make the most of this short life we've been given. I want to help people thrive. Nothing is better than seeing someone light up, start believing in themselves, and seeing the potentiality of their life. When that happens, the changes in them are exciting to witness. It can be a rocky ride, no doubt, but compared to snoozing through the years? Totally worth it. 

I've  been a therapist for nearly 17 years now and in the social work field for 22. I've worked with hundreds of children, families and adults in a variety of settings. I've learned a lot about what helps and what doesn't. 

In that time, I've gotten married. Lost friends. Made new ones. Had two kids. Got sober (6.5 years now!) Beat cancer. Faced my demons. Learned to love myself. (Still working on those two). My life experiences have changed me and are affecting how I want to be in the world.

It boils down to me feeling called to work with people in a different way. While therapy has it's benefits (I've been a happy customer myself for many years), I'm feeling led to be with people in a less clinical way. I want to teach. I want to connect people with each other. I want to be in a community of people who want to grow and change. Not just to improve our own lives, although that is where we all need to start, but to ultimately heal our families, our communities, our world. We need it now more than ever.

It starts with us. It starts with us taking very good care of our bodies. All five of our bodies: physical, energetic, mental, intuitive and bliss bodies. Talking about our stuff is helpful for sure, but it has it's limitations. We have to take what we've learned in therapy and life and put it into action. That's what I feel called to help people do in a very practical and proactive way.

I'm doing this by giving free talks, leading workshops, coaching people and teaching a self-care habit course several times a year. It feels good. It feels right to be integrating my personal experiences and my clinical expertise to help people who are tired of talking about it.... and ready to grow and change. 

That's all. Just wanted to share what's going on "behind the scenes." Thanks for being willing to ride along with me. 2017 has brought a ton of growth. I have some idea where I want to go in 2018, but mostly I'm opening up to allow what's unfolding to continue to do so.

I want nothing more than for you to have what I'm experiencing. You deserve it!