Intention at the Core

Intention at the Core

Hiking without intention is like walking with the aforementioned notion; that being outdoors is healing in itself. That’s true and important for sure, AND I’m claiming my unique gift of being able to guide others through a healing process that is unapologetic about going inwards for personal growth. I’m focused on my connection to support you in living your their best life and to walk through the trenches and climb up the mountains. In a sense, I’m taking hiking from a recreational activity into a deep healing process. And that requires and demands intentionality.

Healing Hella Hurts

Healing Hella Hurts

In this post, I’d like to focus more on the physical affects of doing your transformative work, or healing. For instance, the after care piece of a healing hike, can be overlooked. I wanted to be transparent about the possibilities and encourage you to trust that if something physical and out of the ordinary does come up, this is a good sign of change or release!

The Last Episode of Your Telenovela

The Last Episode of Your Telenovela

Over the years I’ve discovered more of the complexities that played a role in this self-deprecating language. There’s so much ongoing work I do in self-reflection, healing, reframing simple sentences in email responses, the list goes on and...it’s FOR REAL challenging sometimes. But if I can offer you three simple ways to reflect on your own story language, we can add so much more to this world by telling a more empowering story of ourselves!

Here are some reflections I offer you...

Life Re-traumatized

Life Re-traumatized

When I first started working in juvenile justice facilities I knew what I was good at. And that was to reach and teach environmental education to "high risk" youth populations. What I didn't know was that I was experiencing compounded trauma by placing myself in these situations. Let me be more explicit about what I mean by compounded trauma.

Making Sense of the Abundance

Making Sense of the Abundance

If Spring has sprung an abundant workload on you, I've got you covered with this simple diagram to help you chip away at that heaping pile of things to do

"Waiting For Them to Leave or Die..."

 "Waiting For Them to Leave or Die..."

I found myself saying this a lot in my career as I made an effort to climb into organizational leadership. Coming from an industry where progress was stalled one way or another by leadership, new ideas were met with skepticism and fear,…

A Directional Tool for Supporting Your Life's Purpose and Passion

A Directional Tool for Supporting Your Life's Purpose and Passion

As I was guiding high school students through a workshop on entrepreneurship, I gave my own story as an example of how my journey was reflected in the Medicine Wheel. So, I wanted to offer this priceless knowledge over to you as another reflection tool.

The Growing Up To Do With Nature

The Growing Up To Do With Nature

How can we really start to THINK and DO in a way that we haven't before? I think it's time to play that grown up game of listening to her. So, what will it take?

Healing Our Soul Wounds

Healing Our Soul Wounds

I first came across the concept of Soul Wounds when I saw this conference posted on Facebook. I was at the beginning stages of my healing journey, triggered by all the happenings in my life, mostly difficult circumstances. I was teaching at a juvenile detention center…

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Fist Up Film Festival & Upcoming Hikes

SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Fist Up Film Festival & Upcoming Hikes

8th Annual Fist Up Film Festival, E14 Gallery, Oakland, 7-10pm

I will join in on the post-screening of Independent Lens Documentary, Ovarian Psycos for a conversation about healing, trauma, etc…