For further exploration....
Creative Corner (Poetry, Music and inspiration):
Reading to deepen your journey
The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred work of Grief by Francis Weller
The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martín Prechtel
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin
Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World by Bill Plotkin
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr
The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness all by Brené Brown
Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect our Lives, our World by Joanna Macy, Molly Young
Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred by Mark Nepo
True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in your own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach
Love Letters to the Earth by Thich Nhat Hanh
(Please feel free to ask for more suggestions)
Resources. These are some of my guides, mentors and associates:
I met Jesua six years ago. It was a divinely ordained meeting. She has been a beloved teacher, mentor and healer on my journey. You might enjoy her blog and reading about her journey to awakening and her reflections on the spirituality of motherhood. Jesua's blog
A school for healers, in the lineage of Grandfather Stalking Wolf. This earth-based, body-focused healing work is taught in a four-year program for NIASZIIhealing Practitioners and a seven-year program for NIASZIIH Healers. This program has been invaluable for me, a powerful mirror and more. I just finished my sixth year. As founder, Karl Direske says: NIASZIIHhealing is the earth-centric healing philosophy that allows the healer to become the place of healing.Check it out to learn more.
I met Annie Bloom in 2006 at my first program with Animas Valley Institute. My work with Annie, first with AVI and later at Buffalo Dreaming Lodge has been life-changing, love-affirming and soul-revelatory. Along with her husband, Niles and sweet dog Sadie, Annie lives a life of profound integrity, openness and oneness. Read more about how she is a catalyst of the soul and cultural change-agent.
is a group of NIASZIIH students and NIASZIIH Practitioners in Winston-Salem NC, all dedicated to a path of healing for self and others. We wish to offer our services to our community in these healing clinics, while also deepening our skill in working together with other healers. In this clinic, all healings will be done by 2 or more healers working on one client at the same time, allowing a synergy between healers to add power and depth to the healing work.
NOTE! I am currently on an extended sabbatical. In December 2018, I closed my practice and embarked on an inner and outer journey. Leaving Winston-Salem on 1/2/2019 in my teardrop camper and 4Runner, I have covered many, many miles, have dived into beautiful landscapes and have been taught many lessons. At this time, I don't know when I will return. My reasons for doing this are many. Please feel free to utilize the resources on this website and check back to see what's happening next.