Welcome to my virtual home. Thank you for visiting and taking time to learn a little about me.
Self described as a Creativity & Lifestyle Coach I am a recovered workaholic, recovered alcoholic and recovered malcontent whose passion in life is to help people get out of the rut, uncover what they want, and then go get it - especially as relates to career, relationships and health.
I am a CCAR certified recovery and life coach and meditation instructor with extensive training in secular and multi-faith spiritual counseling. My philosophy is rooted deeply in Buddhist teachings and influenced by attachment theory, neuroscience and the healing modalities of the Bill Wilson's 12 steps, Noah Levine's Refuge Recovery and Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map.
I provide 1 on 1 mentorship, coaching and counseling, teach group workshops and classes and run retreats for people who are interested in heightening their awareness of self and in nurturing their capacity for other-consciousness and emotional resiliency. Our goal is to foster an authentic relationship to life and self and to reduce suffering in all life areas.
My dedicated meditation practice began as a solitary pursuit in the late 90's / early 2000's. About 10 years later I was fortunate to find mentorship and training in Theravadan Buddhism and Vipassana meditation and counseling with western Dharma teachers Josh Korda and Noah Levine of Against The Stream Meditation Society / Dharma Punx. In addition my training includes Palliative Care and Spiritual Counseling with Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and Insight Meditation and MBSR with John Aaron of the New York Insight Meditation Center. My main meditation practice is Vipassana (insight).
I have worked as a palliative care volunteer at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City where I also served as a group meditation and spirituality group discussion facilitator in their psychiatric wing. I spent the greater part of 2016 as a Recovery and Life Coach, meditation facilitator and retreat manager at the New Life Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand. I also facilitate Dharmageek, a weekly meditation group in New York City.
Meditation, integrity, social and experiential relationships, and service, are practices and themes that are integral to the work I do with all my clients.
Born in Massachusetts, I've been fortunate to also live in San Francisco, and New York City. From 2016 - 2017 I lived in Thailand and Mexico before returning to New York to further my work and education.
I love New York pizza, New England fried clams and singing with the guys at the deli on the upper east side on Friday mornings.