(Why a story? I believe what I bring with me is a summation of a journey. It isn't just my
education and work experience that enables me to work as I do. Stories are more fun, too.
I hope you enjoy mine.)
It's has been an interesting journey to now. My life began in the middle of the
United States, in Topeka, Kansas the capital. It was an insular place for my
formative years as a sensitive, emotional and independent child. My years of
growing up there, created fond memories that I find myself trying to duplicate today.
The earliest of my years was without a TV. We lived a ½ block from a park. Times
were different then and I was able to play unchaperoned in my own world of
imagination. There were many eyes watching out for me as our neighbors knew
where I lived and my parents. The park was my home all year long. I spent many
hours lying in the grass watching clouds, trying to catch the magical fire flies or
staring at the stars at night wondering about life. In Winter, we went ice skating on
the ponds. My Mom and I would go to the countryside in the Fall and bring back
bittersweet, cat tails and leaves to decorate the house. I still do this today for my
home. Both my parents were scout leaders and I learned to identify trees, birds and
to make things as craft projects. I lost my Mom to lung cancer when I was 10. It
had a profound effect on my life. All these events and how we experience them,
shape who we are today. It has made me the unique person that I am. Sometimes
my childhood days seem a lifetime ago and not the me I know now. Other times, I
catch a glimpse or feel the little girl in my present experience. Maybe we re-write
who we are by what memories we choose to keep. From the very beginning
Nature was important to my life.
During my school years, art took on an importance. In junior high, I did art for our
school paper. I had my class art hung at the fair and continued to decorate my
home with seasonal things from Nature. In high school, I was involved with the
school plays working on the sets and make-up. I went to college at Kansas State
University and earned a BA in art with my major in Interior Design. I used this
education in many ways on my journey. I started off working for department stores
doing sales and home decorating. Later I worked in display for JC Penney. My
journey took me to LA where I worked for 11 years for CBS television. While in LA,
I volunteered and later worked on the staff with an environmental group called Tree
People. A special time in my life. They are influential in LA still planting trees
today. For a short time I assisted a friend setting up the office for a tile installation
business. We started with 8 installers and had the fortune to have a client who
wanted everything, (chairs, platform for bed) in his house tiled! I moved to Seattle
and met my present husband with whom we remodel houses. While living in
Spokane, we both were actively involved and for a while I served on the board with
The Northwest Eco Building Guild learning and promoting "Green Building". We
have returned to Seattle.
My Astrology training started in the early 80's while working at CBS. A fellow
worker got me started and I later took a correspondence course. I did all my friends
charts and in those days it took a while without the computer. Over the years I
have taken workshops, attended conferences and continued to do charts. It started
out as entertaining but grew to be a useful tool in understanding myself, my
relationships and work. I am continually learning and exploring new perspectives
As I reflect on my life, I realized people have always bent my ear and trusted me. I
guess I am the Earth Mother archetype. I have adjusted that reflection a bit over
the years. Pleasing and taking care of others served me well but I needed to know
& heal myself. Now I don't feel like I have to help everybody or save the world and
have learn to set some boundaries. True serving is being a guide and not about
holding another up while losing yourself. It's a tricky balancing act!
A friend once told me, she saw me in a cottage by a lake and people would come
and have tea with me. They would leave after just talking awhile with a new
understanding of their life. I like the way that feels. It's a good reflection.
I like to approach my work with people in a friendly and casual manner. I am a
guide at best and always a student.
So now you know a little about me. Email me if you feel I can be of help with
making changes in your life.