And feel truly and fully alive while doing it.
You want to approach your days with a sense of adventure and purpose.
You want to make the most out of each moment. Feel inspired. Achieve your goals and realize your dreams. Experience more joy, connection, and abundance. Find your balance.
You’re ready to rock this life.
And here’s the thing. You’re already on your way. You’re self aware, savvy, and you’ve done a lot of your work. Many of the pieces are in place, but your life still feels like a puzzle you need to solve. There’s a heaviness you can’t seem to shake. You feel like you “should have it all figured out,” but you don’t. And you’re trying really hard. You have a sense of how you want to live, but you still struggle with some aspects of walking the walk. You feel hindered by fear, doubt, or indecision. Sometimes you feel downright lost. Maybe you don’t know why, or you feel like you don’t have the right to feel this way (I mean, these aren’t real problems...are they?). You worry that you’re not doing enough, or not doing it right.
You’re ready to free yourself from all that. But it’s easier said than done. And that is frustrating.
I get it. I’ve been there.
Some time ago, I got on a plane to Sedona, Arizona.
It had been a cold, rainy spring in Maine, and something was stirring in me.
The wanderlust I’ve always felt was calling, as was a deep and undeniable desire to create some space, tune in, and listen for what was to come next in my life. I was splitting my time between being a mom, wife and community member at home, and caring for an ailing parent who lived out of state. I had found a great job with flexible hours and lovely colleagues, working for an amazing organization that was doing good work in the world.
My life was working, I was doing important things, and yet I felt empty. Stuck. Lonely. Lost. A certain restlessness had settled over me and was becoming harder to ignore. Despite the many meaningful roles I was playing, I felt as though I was disconnected from my purpose. Going through the motions. Distracted when I wanted to be present. Unable to truly relax. I felt boxed in, suffocated, and unable to see the path ahead or the options available to me. Life was good, and yet I felt a quiet desperation that I just couldn’t shake.
There came a point when it suddenly was very clear that I needed some big space, right away. I remember realizing this and telling my husband that I needed to “run away from home” for a few days. Less than a week later, I was headed west with three mostly agenda-less days ahead of me. I spent those three days basking in the sun on the red rocks, experiencing a palpable release of stuck energy, and reminding myself of what it feels like to just be me, go with the flow, and live fully in the moment. I relished the space and freedom, as I listened deeply and reconnected with myself.
By the time I boarded the plane back home, I felt clearer, more alive, and ready to move forward in a new way.
Looking back, I realize that the shift I experienced in Sedona had been a long time coming.
I had been laying the foundation for who knows how long. I had always had a sense of adventure and loved expanding my horizons, enough so that I had a reputation in my family for going against the grain. I’d been doing deep and intentional work on my personal, professional, and spiritual development for years, but still couldn’t seem to get out of my own way. I had for too long been living my life primarily based on what I thought I “should” be doing and what I believed others were expecting of me. Despite seeking experiences that were uniquely my own and personally enriching, I couldn’t shake the habit of listening to myself last, playing small, and making decisions primarily based on fear - of judgment, failure, missing out, not doing enough. I had a sense of how I wanted to be living my life, but it was as if an invisible barrier was preventing me from actually getting there.
Following that trip, I made series of significant changes in my life.
Some of them are easy to see from the outside, like starting a new career and moving with my family to a new home.
Most of them are less obvious to the casual observer, but for me are where the magic lives. I’ve reconnected with my sense of purpose, learned how to live more fully in my body, and have tuned into my intuition like never before. Instead of swimming upstream all the time, I am able to go with the flow and move forward from a place of greater ease and inspiration. I have a new understanding of what balance means for me, and what really brings me joy. I’ve cultivated a new way of being in my life, operating from a place of abundance and faith, rather than scarcity and fear. I trust myself to slow down, tune in, and make decisions that reflect how I truly want to spend my time and energy. In essence, I’ve learned how to bring my actions into alignment with who I am at my core. And it feels so good. It’s always a practice, of course, but I now know how to lean into my own growth with more confidence, and without taking myself so seriously. I have the tools and resources to navigate what comes my way.
Taking that trip to Sedona was a reclamation for me.
It was a way of giving myself space and time for the introspection I was so desperately needing, so that I could listen deeply, move forward from a place of connection and purpose, and experience the profound and lasting shifts I was yearning for.
If you are ready to do the same, I am here to support you by partnering with you to create a process and container within which you can experience your own unique transformation, step confidently toward your growing edge, and find whatever is calling to you.
Are you ready to join me?
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Some fun facts about me and my work:
As a Certified Professional Coach specializing in transformative life & leadership coaching, I combine a deep well of experience, understanding, and compassion with practical tools and resources, mindfulness theory, somatic awareness, and a sense of fun and adventure to facilitate an experience for my clients that is uniquely profound.
I work with a limited number of clients at a time to ensure that I can be fully present for each client, during and between sessions.
I live and work on the coast of Maine with my husband, daughter, cat, and two tiny dogs.
I do my best thinking while staring at the ocean or singing in the shower.
I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
I’ve worked professionally in the fields of higher education, small business, and nonprofit management.
Some of my favorite ways to spend my time are hanging upside down in aerial yoga class, playing at the beach, and dancing in my kitchen.
I have a slight obsession with both essential oils and afternoon naps.
I love to travel and have spent time in various US states, European countries, and the Caribbean. In college, I studied abroad in the West African country of Mali and Barcelona, Spain.
I have taken a Permaculture Design Course, which expanded my understanding of systems-level thinking.
I aim to be identity conscious in my practice, and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual affiliation, disability, age, relationship status, or military status. Note: I do work in the English language, and some programs or offerings may be limited to a particular demographic for logistical or programmatic reasons.
I am certified as a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC, the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.
I am certified as an Access Bars® Practitioner and incorporate intuitive energy healing into all of my work.
Becoming a coach has meant the realization of long-standing dream of mine, to have my own practice in which I am working with clients one-on-one and in small groups to support them in living their best lives possible.
I am trained as an Energy Leadership Index™ Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) and in the Core Energy Coaching™ method, which means that I apply a framework that is all about shifting energy to my work (and my life!).