Everyone Deserves To Be Happy
I've been studying positive psychology since before there was a word for it. In my teen years, I became deeply interested in world religions and spirituality, how the brain works in relation to ourselves and our community, and how people could use their minds to increase happiness and life satisfaction.
I've always been passionate about justice, equality, and fairness. I feel a strong connection to nature and the outside world, and the peace and serenity found there. Over the years, I persevered through physical and emotional setbacks, developing personal resiliency and empathy for those suffering from trauma. I have always been interested in self-improvement, psychology, and the interplay of mind and body; and have studied these topics since my teens. As a high school English teacher for over a decade, I encouraged young adults to develop compassion, and to search for truth within themselves. A late blooming athlete, I trained for and ran several marathons, and took up cycling at 43. I consider myself a Happiness Advocate, supporting others in their journeys to overcome setbacks, try new things, and continue to grow.
I have a Life Coaching license through the Integrated Wellness Academy, and I am an MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy) trainee, working towards full licensure. In addition to three years of life coaching experience with adult clients, I also have one year of experience providing therapeutic counseling to children and teens.
body image and self-esteem
healthy relationship with food and eating
alcohol-free and sober living
communication skills and relationship building
integrating physical activity and exercise into your life
creating and affirming a personal spiritual practice
healthy sexuality and sexual identity