I am excited about branching out to offer Spiritual Direction beyond my own faith community, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). This work has been my passion for the last four decades. Finding one’s spiritual work is a life-long process.
Traveling in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and England, I have led workshops on how to invite, how to notice, and how to tend the Spirit in our lives individually and collectively. For me, spiritual work is independent from our religious affiliations. Many of us will do this seeking within our own religious tradition, and many of us will not.
Because folks began to come to me expecting to talk about Spirit unbidden, it surprised me. It took the help of many folks from a wide variety of faith traditions to convince me this was a gift of the Spirit; and I not only could, but Spirit was inviting me to use this gift of spiritual accompaniment.
Prior to this work, I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; practiced psychotherapy in private practice for fifteen years; ran a group home for adolescent girls; did body, energy work and hands-on healing (Body Wisdom Therapies) for a number of years; and trained as a Kripalu yoga teacher. I also became a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist practitioner. With decades of experience, I am now a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Acting as a Spiritual Nurturer at Pendle Hill, a Quaker study retreat and contemplation Center, I provided spiritual accompaniment with students, staff, and visiting seekers.
Currently, I am a member of Quakers in Pastoral Care and Counseling. I also belong to Spiritual Directors International and abide by their code of ethics.