I am a Certified Practitioner of the Ancestral Lineage Repair Method created by Dr. Daniel Foor, have a Masters Degree in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and am an adjunct professor in psychology of dreams and consciousness studies at The Evergreen State College (also my alma mater).
At the heart of it, I am an advocate and explorer of the capacity we have as living human beings to engage in unseen resources through our inner perceptions for wholeness, beauty, knowledge, direction, and healing in our lives. Culturally, we have forgotten how to access the vast wisdom and meaning that exists in our inner lives and that is accessible for knowing through using our inner senses.
First, we remember ourselves. I come from people of Ashkenazi Jewish, Western European, and British Islander descent and was raised in the preternatural rainy beauty of the Pacific Northwest; lands native to Coast Salish peoples. I currently reside in Olympia, which is the native land of Lushootseed-speaking peoples who shared the resources here before colonization by Europeans.
Personally, I'm an avid dreamer and actively follow my own dreams and intuition for guidance on my life path. I have an enriching and loving relationship with my ancestors and I've kept a dream journal and used it to guide my waking life for over twenty years (and over 4,000 dreams). I am an animist, which means that I believe all things have a spirit and that these spirits are all interconnected in relationship. I am also very engaged with my intellect--which loves framing such things in academic and accessible terms. Ask me about brainwaves! I love writing and editing, really crafting how words can impact the world.
I also love genealogy and wonderful nerdy research into the rich human past. Previous to pursuing dreams and consciousness directly, my own dreams led me to create a custom clothing business (still going strong in Portland!), which I ran for ten years before stepping out to live in nature and then go back to grad school. After years in my nature hermitages outside of Portland and then in rural Washington, I now happily reside and work in the vibrant cozy town of Olympia, Washington.
Additionally, I work on a wonderful project called NORD, a sort of Google for the Collective Unconscious, and write a weekly historical column in a local newspaper about the life of Mary Theler, a modern woman living in Belfair, Washington from the 1920's-1950's who kept meticulous diaries that are the focal point of my column.
I love to help people connect with their own inner guidance and wisdom through a process centered on presence and openness, and my goal is to be a proponent of ushering in deeper wisdom into the daily human experience through facilitating introductions and deeper work with clients connecting and receiving guidance from intuitive and spiritual sources.
But enough about me. If you have any questions for me or would like to tell me about yourself, shoot!