Formally, I am trained in many things:
- Adult Education
- Spiritual Direction
- Life Coaching
- Wholebody Focusing
- Therapeutic Touch and Energy Work
- Interfaith Ministry
Yet my heart and soul calls me to write. My heart and soul longs to live a textured life; one this is filled with creativity and notices the beauty in the small things.
Writing this lifesyle blog about Heart and Soul Living is the way I am answering my call to live in alignment with my own inner truth. My soul keeps telling me that writing is my ministry and it is the way I am to be of service in the world.
I have to say that sharing my writing scares me. It requires me to dig deep to find the courage to share my reflections. Yet, I am doing it because the Call is stronger than the fear. I cannot NOT do it any longer. The discomfort of holding back is too strong.
So, I offer you reflections from my own attempts to live in alignment with my heart and soul. I share some of what I have learned from working in business, offering training and retreats and working as a Life Coach and Spiritual Guide. I hope that something I offer may help you live in accordance with your heart and soul; that it might help evoke your own response, ideas, insights and awareness about what sustains and fulfills you.
This is My Story
I have been on a journey of seeking a means of living my heart connection for many years. About 15 years ago, I took part in a program called Transforming Your Working and Living. The ideas set forth in this program sent me on a quest to learn how I can bring more balance and harmony into my working and living.
I wanted to be engaged in the world in ways that are meaningful for me, yet also allowed me to give back to my community, my family and friends. What I wanted most, was a way of living that was sustainable; sustainable for me and for the world around me.
What I have discovered through my seeking is the journey inward, journey outward way of being called the contemplative way of life. This is a rhythmic way of life in which we can turn inward with our questions, our concerns, our joy, our struggles and listen to our hearts, our bodies, our souls, and find guidance and wisdom. Then we journey back outward, into the world with what we have learned. There is a balance in this kind of being between action and reflection, being and doing. This journey inward, journey outward approach to living has enabled me to stay true to myself and to live in alignment with my heart and soul.
I have worked in the Health and Wellness industry for over 15 years and I am passionate about the intersection of Spirituality and Health. I believe that there is a deep connection between attending to our spiritual lives and our health. I know that when I tend to my spirit, I am a more vibrant, grateful, creative person. I also know that I shine with vitality when I am in harmony with my heart and soul.
I have spent the past 12 years learning practices to guide people to the place where they can listen to their own inner wisdom of body, heart and soul. I find it the most rewarding work that I can be doing and the most satisfying kind of life I could be living.