Body & Soul Healing Arts
Get in touch with me today to further your healing—body and soul.
I grew up on a farm in southern Idaho near the confluence of the Rock Creek and Snake River canyons. From the beginning, the wild outdoors has been my greatest teacher and spiritual resource. Other powerful influences in my life have been life coaching, bodywork, Process Work, shamanic practices, Centering Prayer, yoga, meditation and ecstatic dance.
My formal education includes a B.A. in Journalism from Idaho State University , and a Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. I have lived in Brookings and the Black Hills of South Dakota, multiple locations in Idaho and Oregon, and one transformative year in Norway.
Life and work experiences include being a mother and spouse, associate producer for public TV, caregiver for children with behavioral disorders, environmental education teacher, instructor of communications and ethics at Oregon School of Massage, admissions and student services coordinator at Oregon School of Massage, founding board member of Congregations Helping People (a social services non-profit), successful grant writer, and senior pastor at four United Methodist churches.
Holistic healing, bodywork and spirituality have long been the focus of my life. After 25 years as a church pastor, I have chosen another path on the journey of healing and wholeness. Massage, energy healing and life coaching is now my life’s work.
In my life and work, I listen deeply to what is yearning to emerge. This listening extends not only to people, but to the earth itself, and all life on it and in it. I want to help support a healthy future for our planet.
My intention, always, is to collaborate with my clients to achieve a greater state of wellness. I don't consider myself to be the source of any healing that may take place. Rather I offer myself as an instrument of healing, acknowledging that all healing comes from The Source—the infinite, beautiful, creative love and life at the center of the universe.