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This page is a short view of
what we can do, who I am, some ideas for us, how it works
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and of course contact me directly
if you have ideas or questions.
Spiritual Counseling, Spiritual Coach and Director
As an ordained interfaith minister, therapeutic artist, with a doctorate in spiritual empowerment, and several specialty certificates, I am long time prepared to meet you in grief, loss, crossroads, questioning, planning. We work with your ideas, beliefs, spirituality. I have no agenda but to companion, care walk with you toward your needs and goals. That is the interfaith way. All are welcome, LGBTQA+, faiths, immigrant status, more. We're here together.
Grief & Loss Care
Grief and loss is most often connected with death, even animal companion loss, but it can also be related to divorce, health, career loss, loss of a role like caretaker of positions, friendships and relationships, or locations and homes, cultural associations, body identity and so on, These are some of the after loss care topics we can approach in a variety of ways together. Also, assisting couples with amicable separations, divorces . but perhaps finding it a challenge.
End of Life Doula
Certificates in EOL Doula for planning & care for people and animals. As a former hospice nurse and a current chaplain, it is a natural fit for me. From diagnosis, planning, legacy projects, vigil, understanding active dying, ritual ideas & creation, to after care. There is more to talk about here that a doula can support and add to this complex time, It may feel overwhelming, physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and this is where a doula can help.
Psychic Medium & More
I am lifelong psychic medium, medical intuitive, animal communicator for those living and passed, and have been reading tarot-oracle cards since I was a small child, so a lot of decades. My style is evidentiary, very grounded. I am love-based mystic, focused on what is useful, recognizable. No hinky hanky panky. I believe in the ways in which every person, tree, and lady bug are woven. I breathe, the tree breathes. We are not a body with a soul, we are a soul with a body which makes this weaving possible and why we need to be caring in the world we live in.
There are several galleries, split into topics. Some commission work, that we design together, and some pieces I created from my concepts. Watercolor, clay, found things, pastels, pencil, ink, tiara, who knows! The details are in the descriptions as we open the images. I love moments as connectors to our inners selves and to each other. Some projects may be based in memories or explorations, deepening practices, or even wishes. Enjoy!
Remember, this is a website, you're a person on one end, I'm a person on the other end. There's nothing like an actual conversation or direct interaction to figure out if we're a good fit for your needs, idea, event, circumstances. Whatever it is, get in touch.
Rites of passage are key in our lives. We tell time by them, like before we bought the house, after we split up, as well as births, adoptions, name changes, gender reconciliations, weddings, anniversaries, deaths. Writing our vows or creating a special event can be the perfect way to express the threshold of this time. I believe these times are sacred to our wholeness and am here to guide in creating it, from vows, to structure, much like a dance instructor for the parent/child dance at a wedding.
In Book Online, some courses are present, and I am in the process of developing courses, groups, products that will support different areas of the work we do. Feel free to ask me for private options for yourself or groups. I'll update in Wholeness Arts as I add material, and also in other places in the site. My Newsletter will keep you up to date
Passion in Purpose. I feel like Within Moments is a new chapter mingling my favorite elements of my decades of work. It's important we all take time to reflect and adjust, as we grow and understand the world in new ways. Doing my own work, being stimulated, staying current with my skills, so that I can be fresh and ready to work in partnership with whomever and whatever comes my way is always my jam. I have been working with people online and in person for decades, but this is completely online, by phone and video services. I'm really excited about these ways of serving. I love the way technology has brought us together in such intimate ways.
This is my nifty office in the neighborhood of the online spaces.
The largest influence in my upbringing was Sicilian and the quiet part of my heritage is Ashkenazi Judaism. I am 2nd generation American born on both sides of my family, and I think much of my reference points are about the atmosphere, warmth, care and conscientious spirit that goes into everything in my cultural roots. This is meraki - a little of your soul in all you do.
My art, writing, spiritual ordination, counseling and beliefs, academic studies, mediumship, love of ritual, and reverence for death, really, all I offer, comes from a rich tapestry of soul searching, experience and love for humanity and nature.
Kids are grown, living far, my dog is a smart, crazy, constant companion, and my sweetheart and I have been together a long time, living a love filled, sometimes silly, curious adventure together.
Ama la vita d'altro = Love the life of another, ~Birdi