What I DO…
My passion is Well-Being. Through wellness workshops, creative self-care facilitation/presentations, and contemplative writings, I seek to nurture individual, community and global health.
Upcoming Workshops & Intensives:
NEST Intensive: The Work of Self-Acceptance
Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Harvey County East Lake - Newton, KS
Exploring Women's Rhythms Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wichita Body Studio - 4800 W. Maple, Suite 124
Registration begins in late February.
Description: What if we could view our hormones as something other than a problem? Many of us have not had much education about our hormonal health since fifth grade. We are unsure how to nurture our bodies as they cycle, and society can make us feel as though our changes in energy and mood are only bad. I invite you to experience greater well-being by exploring and redeeming the beauty of our feminine nature. Workshop includes discussion about our hormones and womanhood stories; creative drum circle led by Renee Clark, Alter Direction; creative activity, facilitated individual reflection, group conversation, healthy snack and take-home resource.
I employ experiential and integrative methods for transformative learning including collaborative facilitation, art and creative processing, mind-body practices, and contemplative encounters with nature and metaphor. My work is richly informed by the fields and theories of interpersonal neurobiology, systems, adult development, and holistic health.
“How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus
Who I BE...
I’m human. Like you, I struggle to balance life’s demands. I climb hills that are too steep and push my limits. I experience dips in my energy and question my purpose and vision.
I face the same fears you do: Fears that, if I'm authentic, I won’t belong; or that I'll discover I have nothing unique to offer.
I live with my whole heart. Sometimes I get flooded and kind of stuck. Other times I take running leaps. Most of my life is lived wrestling with the small, defining moments "in between."
Busy with doing, let me not forget to BE: To be authentic, expressive, playful, and compassionate. To be imperfect and vulnerable. To dance boldly and also know how to be still.
By being fully alive and helping others come alive too - by giving my authentic self to the world - I say “thank you” to God for this beautiful and messy life.
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” — Frederick Buechner
I have a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University. My education is enhanced by a strong professional background in communications, project and program management, adaptive leadership development and civic engagement.
I am a Level-II Certified Leadership Coach through the Kansas Leadership Center (an ICF-approved training program) and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I have one beautiful daughter and enjoy leaning into an active and artistic lifestyle. When I'm not working, find me outdoors, moving in my body and writing poetry.