Holistic Health and Creativity Coach
I help people live more creative and joyful lives by supporting the inner work of healing trauma, shame, and fear while cultivating presence, pleasure, and play.
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I am a writer, editor, and coach empowering people to discover their voice and find authentic self-expression. I also host a podcast called Creative Recovery, a community of artists, entrepreneurs, colorful creatives, and anyone seeking to reclaim creativity. My background is in the arts including dance, photography, film, and collage as well as a BA in art history from Cornell University, an MA in film and media studies from University of Southern California, and an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from University of Arizona. I am a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Creativity Coach, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Meditation Teacher who has lived in many different countries and served people of diverse cultural backgrounds. I live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where I find healing and inspiration in nature.
As a health and creativity coach, I tailor my approach to meet the needs of each client, grounding our work together in trauma-sensitivity and social justice principles of inclusivity. I support clients to discover what limits and what motivates them as well as what habits support their creativity and what self-judgements or limiting beliefs might be getting in the way of living a creative life filled with meaning, purpose, and joy. Together, we explore what nourishes and what diminishes the creative spirit, how to create healthy boundaries, how to let of shame and the inner critic, and what it means to cultivate self-compassion.
I see the intimate connection between creativity, healing, and wellness. My clients are writers, musicians, painters, dancers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, as well as anyone seeking a deeper engagement with their life and creative potential. In my coaching, I draw on my background in cross-cultural communication, social justice advocacy, creative writing, mindfulness, and self-compassion to help clients tap into their innate creative source and cultivate a life with purpose and joy.
I tailor sessions to the unique needs of each client taking into account their experiences, holistic health history, intentions, and aspirations. I use an inquiry-based approach, asking questions to facilitate self-reflection and awareness while holding space for authentic expression. With each session, clients can expect to receive resources specific to their needs and goals; mind-body practices; strategies for letting go of limiting beliefs; and suggested activities to stimulate creativity.
I know first-hand the debilitating effects of trauma such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, a strong inner critic, and crippling negative beliefs. As a woman, I know what it feels like to trade in authenticity for safety. Fear and oppression kept me small, quiet, and in pain for years. I believe that unexpressed ideas, opinions, and contributions fester inside of us unless we actively let go of limiting beliefs and heal our hearts with mindfulness, courage, and self-compassion.