I want to tell you a secret that both isn’t and shouldn’t be a secret… Facilitators, therapists, helping practitioners, and “leaders” are human beings. Mmm hmm, we eat food and breathe air just like everyone else. We have emotions and personalities, experience loss, celebrate success (however that’s defined for us), and our bodies and psyches have limitations. While the word leader often creates an individualistic hierarchy, I’m using > MORE
Welcome Threshold Tender
Grief // Community // Liberation
These evolutionary times are calling us to be fierce, compassionate, creative, and connected. I work with soul to lovingly hold people and groups in the dark and difficult places, including grief, conflict, collapse, and injustice. I listen to and honor the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, organizations, and communities. All of my work revolves around cultivating community, dispelling the myth of individualism, and connecting with the more-than. If this calls to you, WELCOME, LET’S DEEPEN TOGETHER.
Oh, also, in my life and work, I’m committed to creating spaces of equity and liberation for all people, particularly people with oppressed identities. This entails continually dismantling systems of oppression (within and outside of me), including the delusions of white supremacy + human supremacy. If justice (with doses of love), abolitionism, and collective liberation isn’t your thing, I likely won’t be either.
My interview was included in Patrick Farnsworth’s beautifully provocative book We Live in the Orbit of Beings Greater Than Us. Below is Patrick’s introduction of me & my interview from the book. ••• To further this point on the limitations human beings have in acknowledging, let alone mitigating, the ecologically destructive impacts of our ways of living and being on this planet (again, this is especially true for > MORE
When my brother, Brett, died I was ten years old. Old enough to understand something horrible had happened. Old enough to have my world turned upside down. Old enough to miss him for the rest of my life. Yet, young enough to be shielded from the practicalities of death such as arranging a funeral, contacting family and friends, and managing his estate. After my sister, Ivy, died this > MORE
We’re in troubled times (to say it simply). A pandemic has swept the globe, isolation is necessary to survive + support the most vulnerable, plus our economy is gasping for air. It’s very scary and sad. Within this pandemic, we’re all feeling personal loss. Loss of a job, a person, a way of life, the inability to gather with our friends and family for a funeral or graduation, > MORE
"We have to practice something new, ask different questions, access again our curiosity about each other as a species. ”adrienne maree brown