My courageously authentic life journey began years ago, but really took off in 2013. On the spur of the moment, I decided to go to Yucatan, Mexico for a two-week vacation. On my third day there, I was led to a Mayan shaman who proceeded to conduct a four-hour shamanic healing on me. We continued to meet during my vacation, and on my last day there he presented me with an 800-year old stone figure carved from a stalactite from a sacred Mayan cave and told me that I was to become a shaman.
Since then, I have completely reinvented my life.
I took an honest look at myself and discovered gifts and talents that I hadn’t been aware of (such as my shamanic abilities) and worked to hone those gifts. I also discovered things that were no longer serving me at a physical, mental and emotional level and stripped them away. It wasn’t always easy, but with each step I felt freer and had more clarity.
Then I took a look at how I was living my life and realized that I needed to make drastic changes there as well. I walked away from a 16-year career in consulting to focus on my shamanic, coaching and author work…and helping others live courageously authentic lives. I also discovered that I didn’t need the typical description of “home,” put my belongings in storage, and spent about a year traveling around the world.
Today I do work that I love and live a life that gives me freedom to travel at will (one of my passions). I continue to write and will be launching a radio show and my second book in 2018 focusing on authentic living.I split my non-travel time between San Francisco and Guatemala, where I have built a vacation home.
I look forward to helping you with your journey and healing.
What’s with the hands?
A lot of people ask me about the picture of the hands. The picture is a stylized version of the traditional Mayan shamanic symbol, Hunab Ku, pictured here. When I met the Mayan shaman, one of the first things he did was take my hand in his to make the shamanic spiral symbol and then explain to me about shamanism and what it takes to be one.
I was so moved by this initial experience that I took a picture of our hands. It only seemed right that our hands become the symbol for Spirit Evolution.
I am a member of the following organizations dedicated to protecting and maintaining the integrity of the shamanic and coaching professions: