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Born and raised in and around Chicago, I was part of a very large family. I began my professional life as a Social Worker visiting the elderly poor in the inner city. Later I became a therapist at a public school for emotionally disturbed children. After starting a private therapy practice for individuals and couples I realized the connection between spirituality and counseling. Most of the people I was seeing were experiencing wounds to their spirits. I began exploring various spiritual paths: doing and then leading Vision Quest in Canada, going on retreat to Bali etc. I feel fortunate to have come to the Diamond Approach because it is a path for our times. Professionally I am active and curious. I have served on my state board of the National Association of Social Workers and attended the National Assembly as a delegate in Washington, DC twice. I am a Federal mediator doing meditations for the US Postal Service and the Americans with Disabilities Act under the US Department of Justice. Yet close to my heart is the desire to be skilled at helping people recover from trauma and grief. I am trained in several trauma recovery modalities. Personally I enjoy travel, hiking, biking and kayaking. I am a mother of three and grandmother to four. Making baby quilts is a new horizon for me.
What would you like your potential students to know about you as a teacher of the Diamond Approach?: 

Like many teachers on our path I have a broad background in spiritual work. In my professional life and my personal life 'being real' is a dominant theme. I want to fully experience my life and appreciate the gift of it. As I say that I am not denying life's difficulties instead I seek to embrace all of life - in its fullness and its richness.

What attracted you to the Diamond Approach?: 

At first the Diamond Approach was just a possibility among many worthwhile paths. With continued exposure I experienced a path that was unique, original, and one that supported truth - and truth from personal experience. The path is multi layered and seems so far to be ever expanding. The dynamism of the Diamond Approach is an important element of the work we do. A path that supports our humanity is very appealing to me, When the Diamond Approach grounds the work in our lived human experience it becomes a very unusual spiritual path. One that can be valued not for what it says but rather for how it unfolds for the seeker.

What is most important for people to understand about the Diamond Approach?: 

It seems to me that the Diamond Approach is an exploration of the self by the self. There are a wealth of resources and supports available within the Diamond Approach. Yet ultimately the path can only be walked alone. The Diamond Approach prepares us to do that.

Books and/or articles I’ve written: 


"Spirituality In the Clinical Setting"  Kansas Chapter of the Natioal Association of Social Workers,  Volume 26 Issue 6, November/December 2001.

"Life: is it a Dance?" Diamond Dust

"Trauma and the Work" a series of four articles in the Diamond Dust 2015 thru 2017.

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