Creating a full life and
choosing how to respond to life's challenges requires not only
imagination, skill and strength, but humor and encouragement. I
respect the time and courage it takes to face difficult
situations, even with good resources.
journey began with curiosity about how things work, and I was
intrigued by both science and art. I liked math because of the
interesting patterns and systems of logic. Different patterns of
culture and language also fascinated me, and I lived and studied
in Asia. Art, as an expression of transformation, became my
favorite medium. I explored painting, pottery and textile design
in many cultures. What people create, how they adapt to the
circumstances of their lives, and the way they learn to
transform themselves - became my primary interest.
appreciate how each person chooses to weave the fabric of life.
During this process, we all face key events in our lives that
are a natural part of being human (love, loss, separation,
wellness issues). Although we cannot choose to avoid these, I
believe we can learn to create better responses. Whether through
work or art or loving relationships, it matters how people
express their deep sense of purpose and meaning. Engaging
directly in the creative process provides opportunities for
exploration, communication and personal healing.
Throughout my professional career I have worked with art
therapy, group process, family systems, mid-life
transformations, new career choices, and partnership changes -
both in individual practice and in clinics and hospitals. I have
over fifteen years of experience working with cancer patients
and their families. Working with people who have extraordinary
challenges, such as life threatening illness, gives us both a
chance to cut through the trivia and focus on the opportunity to
live life to its fullest. My job is to provide resources,
including humor and encouragement, to those who want to create a
full and well-balanced life.