WELCOME TO LIVING NATURE’S DESIGN
I am passionate about helping people step fully into their most creative self expression so they can share their gifts with others and contribute to making the world a place where all can thrive. Watching my clients release what’s holding them back so they are able to be and do what they aspire to really energizes me.
Incessant curiosity in a variety of areas has fueled my journey of life-long learning. Nicknamed ‘the workshop queen’ by friends many years ago, I love sharing what I’ve learned with others.
Being a mother of two and grandmother of six motivates me to do my part to make the world livable for future generations.
My Current Focus on Healing, Art and Nature
A learning opportunity and a personal health crisis brought me to my current career focus. Although I’d been using the energy healing process EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) for myself after learning it from a free online manual, it wasn’t until I had great success in using it with two of my granddaughters for different issues that I chose to get trained and certified in it. PTT (Picture Tapping Technique) training followed and the two modalities became immensely helpful to me while dealing with a life-threatening condition. I now combine the three areas that have brought me the most healing and joy – energy healing, creative arts and engagement with Nature- in my work with others.
Design with Nature course field trip
Procession of the Species
S.P.Y.C.E. youth camp
Building the Eartheal outdoor classroom
My Diverse Career Path
A career path with many side trails has given me an eclectic set of skills. After completing two design degrees (Interior Architecture and Community Design) and working in the design and building field, I started exploring holistic health, personal growth and spiritual development. While facilitating creativity, team building and leadership development in corporate, educational, non-profit and governmental organizations through my own business, the Center for Creative Leadership, and a Duke Leadership program, I also coached individuals using a variety of body-mind-spirit techniques.
Immersing myself in the sustainability movement, I created and taught the Design with Nature to Live Sustainably course at Durham Tech and Greening Your Business courses for small businesses. Participation in a leadership program inspired the co-creation with friends of an environmental education non-profit, Eartheal. We engaged adults and youth community members in The Procession of the Species Earth day event, SPYCE Camp, a youth storytelling and urban gardening program and DAWN (Design in Alignment with Nature) outdoor classroom and trail building project.
Guiding you to tap into your natural wisdom and Nature’s genius
to transform your life and co-create a world where all can thrive.