I don’t know where to begin and to what end. I have been journaling and writing poems since I was nine years old. My mind races with thoughts and dreams. I had learned not to put my feelings down on paper for others to read because “my words” will come back at me with a vengeance. And sadly, this has been true more than not.

Fortunately, I have also learned the great art of transforming vengeance and conflict into opportunities for healing, growth and connection.  Yet still every writing I share, I feel terrified…of offending, of upsetting, of bothering, of annoying, of disturbing, or provoking. I have spent most of life secretly battling depression and anxiety.  I am tired of feeling ashamed and hiding pain.  I am on a journey of letting go of insecurities, assumptions and the “should do’s”;  fearing less and loving more.

There is a part of me that thinks I should provide some more objectfiable facts of my life, like how I have two children, 4 baby angels, and moved from the northern hemisphere to the southern. But the larger part of me knows that when I list any myriad of facts or “labels” that describe me, you will inevitably conjure beliefs about me based on your experience of others you know with similar tags.  I wish a list of credentials were not needed to prove one’s value and that acceptance of being truly HUMAN is all that is required. Sadly, this is not the world we live in…

So as a stay-at-home mum, family therapist, thriver, and spiritual being, I am perpetually synthesizing and exploring the ultimate intervention to heal emotional pain, promote resiliency and maximize human potential. I have discovered by weaving together in depth knowledge of human development and emotional intelligence; embracing multi-cultural traditions and faiths; and utilizing contemporary resources and sustainable practices that we can get out vital needs met. We can collectively empower, nurture and ignite meaningful connection at our deepest, authentic levels.

I wish to live in a world where skin has no color, attractions have no gender, and fears have no power. I hope for all of US to sing with rawness and integrity as WE create harmonies that play out in all we touch. I choose to exist on a rainbow-hued continuum where there are no judgments, just sharing and understanding.

With deep breaths and baby steps, please take wonderful care of yourself  as the world needs you.

Namaste~”I respect the place in you that is of love, of truth and of Light. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me then we are one.”

Love Always,

Debra