My mission is to bring us into closer relationship with the divine for the benefit of our individual, communal, and environmental well-being. As a young child, I became aware that there are factors that we both can and cannot control. Much of this understanding grew out of having suffered with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) during a time when it was generally unrecognized. I healed myself by surrendering. But, while my obsession with counting had been laid to rest, a new obsession arose: food, calories, and body weight. As such I pursued nutrition as a career path.
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with degrees in nutrition and spirituality, I am uniquely qualified to help us understand our dynamic relationship with food. My passion about the unbreakable links between food and spirituality is the result of over twenty years of academic, professional, and personal exploration. In 1987, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics and received the Nutrition Sciences Departmental Citation Award. In 1990, I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley with High Honors. One of the most important ways in which I support public health is by encouraging people to supplement their diet with JuicePlus+ whole food nutrition. Learn more about my background as a nutritionist.
Believing that something deeper and unrecognized courses through our decisions about food, I pursued a master of arts degree in culture and creation spirituality from Holy Names College in 1996. Pregnant with my first child, this was a powerfully transformative time in which I began to understand the principles of co-creation. As I strengthened my understanding of the world’s religions and our cosmic interconnectedness, my appreciation of our relationship with each other and the planet grew immensely. In time, under the guidance of Francesca Gentille,I became a Shamanic Soul Coach and Sacred Courtesan with certifications from the Integrative Arts Institute in Oakland, CA. It was there that I began to understand how to work with the many parts of ourselves and to tap into the power of transformation on many levels. I am an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church and a Level 2 Reiki Healer.
I am a proud native of the San Francisco Bay Area and consider the whole planet to be my home.
As a Shamanic Soul Coach and Sacred Courtesan, I am trained in:
Compassionate Communication (NVC)
Shamanic Dreamwork Principles
Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
Inner Aspect Mediation to Clarify Your Choices
Couples Mediation to Bring Harmony to Your Relationships
Sacred Ceremony & Rites of Passage
Guided Visualizations in Soul Retrieval
Elements of Energy Work
Intimacy Coaching & Relationship Skill Building
A sustainable lifestyle for ourselves and the planet.