“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~Carl Jung
& Soul Friend
Anyone looking at the home page of my website and seeing six seemingly distinct endeavors—Spiritual Director & Soul Friend, Author, Alzheimer’s Educator & Advocate, Inspirational Presenter, Improvisation Practitioner, Seeker—might conclude that I am professionally scattered about like Fall leaves blowing in the wind. However, scattered is not my experience because my endeavors are all integrated in a way that has evolved creatively, naturally and comfortably. For example, as an Improvisation Practitioner, I offer programs that can deepen one’s sense of spirituality in their lives, while other improvisation programs I lead educate Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in recommended techniques for communicating and connecting with their loved ones. In my Spiritual Direction practice, in addition to traditional seekers, I have been able
to compassionately guide persons with dementia and their caregivers on their long, winding, often foggy journeys.
My writing, which includes books and articles about Alzheimer’s, spirituality, and the healing potential of improvisation, also includes topics such as child sexual abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, political commentaries, and addiction and recovery. My inspirational speaking presentations are equally diverse and equally informed and inspired by my other endeavors—all of which are held together by the one endeavor that I consider the most important and to be the core of my existence: Seeker.
Throughout my life, my most consistent endeavor has been to wonder about and explore issues that touch my own life, always searching for truth and meaning. Then I create, I teach, I guide & companion, I write, and I speak about my discoveries. As a result of my seeking, my theology and my work in the world both come from a place in my heart that is grounded by personal experience as well as the spiritual perspective that the search for reality and the search for God are one and the same.
I welcome you to my website, and am honored and grateful to have your companionship on this journey.