I am passionate about helping others realize their innate ability to journey toward healing and Light, indeed to wake up to the truth that they ARE life, right here and now.
Born in 1966, I spent most of my childhood growing up in Michigan. My parents taught me from a young age to think outside of the box. After earning a BA in Philosophy from Wheaton College, I lived in New York City and Philadelphia for 13 years working with mentally-ill and drug-addicted homeless folks. During that time I earned my Master of Divinity in Theology and Spirituality from Westminster Theological Seminary.
In 2000, I married Robert and we were soon blessed with three beautiful boys, now ages 12, 14 and 17. We moved to the enchanting city of Albuquerque, NM for 6 years before settling in Cotati, CA in 2009 with our sheep, goats, myriad of chickens, four feral cats, dog Bodhi, medicine pig Chewy, and a ball python named Willie. Our boys enjoy their Waldorf charter schools as well as various sports teams.
When I found out that I was pregnant in 2001, I began my journey into alternative medicine. I already appreciated the importance of good nutrition, so to this I added a passion for homeopathy, herbs, flower essences and essential oils. Our family was only using alternative medicine, however, we often needed to visit natural practitioners when we were sick in order to get well. Then in 2008, I began to use Holistic Kinesiology which enabled us to communicate directly with our bodies. It was incredibly empowering to discover for ourselves which remedies our bodies needed for healing.
Even more significant was that we were finally able to ask deeper questions about the emotional and spiritual imbalances that were causing the illnesses. This was a major paradigm shift for me. We began to be grateful for physical symptoms which are our body's way of communicating with us. Through the process of becoming aware of old stories, false beliefs, and trapped emotions we began to experience healing at a much deeper level. We learned to dance with our shadow sides, and to appreciate the beauty and vitality in the parts of ourselves that we had suppressed in order to make others happy. Discovering energy healing modalities was powerful and transformative for our family.
The next step in my journey was exploring an even deeper level of reality than the physical and energetic. This is the level of Being which is also known as Pure Awareness, Stillness, Breath of Life, or God. In my experience, surrendering to this level is incredibly simple and yet profound and powerful. I began to realize that many different natural remedies and energy healing methods are able to help us heal, and sometimes even cure an ailment. However, it is not the particular remedy or technique but instead the accompanying Presence that ushers in the healing. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy has been an essential part of my journey in learning how to take my feet off of the controls—the gas and the brakes that we call the Autonomic Nervous System—and begin to allow something else to move through me. I found that this is when the original blueprint of health can start to emerge, and healing naturally occurs with ease.
Additionally, in 2016 I began taking journeys to Teotihuacan, Mexico. Being immersed in the energy at Teo I experienced a subtle, gentle and easy—yet profoundly transformational—way of slipping into new healthy, life-giving ways of being. That is, I experienced creating new neural pathways with ease and grace.
Through the years I have really enjoyed teaching classes in spirituality, meditation, nutrition, raw food, spiritual birthing, mindful eating and holistic kinesiology, as well as facilitating forgiveness ceremonies and hosting Toltec Mitotes. More recently I have trained as a Death Midwife, Home Funeral Guide and Hospice volunteer. I feel incredibly privileged to spend time with people at the end of their lives.
Life and Love can only emerge within us when we die to the parts of ourselves that no longer serve us in order for something new to be born. This new birth brings awareness about our attachments to the "story of me" from the past that continues to cause suffering and illnesses.
My life's work is an invitation to others to experience this cycle of death and rebirth with ease and joy. I am passionate about helping others wake up to the truth that they are an essential gift, that indeed they are life, right here and now! Come join me in the journey of remembering your YES in life!
Antimony is an alchemical symbol for the wild and free parts of human nature. It binds together concepts of evolution, aspiration, vitality and oneness. Antimony is a plant rising from a seed, a soul reaching toward the heavens. Joy, freedom and celebration are present in the uplifting of its arms and rising of the spirit.
In its natural form, antimony is a mineral which displays an exceptional external appearance. No other metal known appears in nature like antimony. Its ray-like extension in every direction convey a manifestation of energy from a core of enormous vibrancy. It was praised highly by the ancients for its hidden medicinal virtues.
For me, antimony is a symbol of our potent feral nature which is connected to all of life.
My Greatest Teachers
Birth as a Path to Personal Power, an interview with Vanita Lott, Certified Nurse-Midwife, about the empowering process of natural childbirth.