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I can honestly say that, I love life. I’ll add that loving life feels good. The goodness of life continues to deepen and mature in my experience, and it does so in ways that I have yet to find words for. I can say with certainty that I came to love life “in relationship.” It turns out that a commitment to practicing love is the fertile soil for growing capacity for loving life, and that that same commitment reveals limitations. The light of commitment does not discriminate, it shines on everything. 

I have learned that as human mammals, we are relational creatures. We are born in relationship; we develop our identity in relationship; we experience wounding in relationship; we heal and repair trauma patterns, you guessed it, in relationship. I consider myself a humble and lifelong student of relationship. Any mastery I may have in the area of relationship, I have cultivated in relationship, and not in isolation. I find it deeply satisfying helping people restore their love of life and their capacity to feel goodness by restoring relationship and connection to their underlying wellspring of health and source of wholeness, in a safe and sacred space, and in relationship. 

Since 1976, all of my education, training, teaching, and professional practice has had a common orientation: to restore the experience of essential wholeness, inherent health, and vital aliveness while clearing obstructions, obstructions to one’s love of life. 

I combine a variety of approaches, all of which operate from the fundamental truth that wholeness is present in each of us, ready to be tapped into as our source and wellspring of health, vitality, and goodness. Wholeness can be experienced as intact and available. Essential Wholeness is at the core of our very being, and is not a result of fixing brokenness. We restore health while embodying wholeness. Living from our individual connection to a vast wellspring of nourishment creates, sustains, and restores our experience of vital health, creativity, and expression. Wholeness contains love. Love contains wholeness. Wholeness is intact and available, and it exists from pre-conception through the moment of death. 

When I was not more than fourteen years old, I had awakened to what I would call my quest to raise my future children from kindness, attuned presence, and in every way that would ensure my children knew secure attachment and had direct experience of wholeness, goodness, non-violence, and the freedom to be. Then, I did not have that language for what I knew I wanted, and I had absolutely no idea how to achieve my purpose. I nevertheless claimed my purpose with a passion, and the path unfolding continues to reveal itself to this day.