Conscious living means you fill up the moment you are in. You aren’t lost in the past and the “what ifs.” You aren’t stressed out by future unknowns. You fill up your life with a heart that’s real and a mind that is expanding. You are fully present for yourself, and have more clarity about how you can be available and effective in our world. You are no longer a victim of circumstances but a full participant in the mystery of life. You become deepened.
As my clients and students become more conscious, they say things like, “I just didn’t see that behavior/belief system before. It was right in front of my eyes!” “My unconscious mind was taking over my life. Now I’m more aware of how I helped create that trouble.”
The ways in which conscious living unfolds for us are many. However, we always start with self– I am the place I start. By realizing that life is full of conscious living opportunities, we start to turn our ship around, choosing, intending, seeing, and being alive within our present experience.
I am an advocate for conscious living, a cheerleader. I see many in our human family struggling to become more aware. Therefore the classes and workshops I offer always have the conscious living undercurrent. Whatever the classes, the theme is “let’s wake up!” The mind that sees the problem is not the mind that can solve it. We have to go bigger. Then we can see a new solution (or that there really isn’t anything to solve after all!)
My work with promoting conscious living started in DeKalb, Illinois, with the creation of Sunburst Holistic Life Center in 1986; a gathering of like-minded individuals who longed to explore the many facets of consciousness and healing. Sunburst evolved to a bricks-and-mortar center offering classes and workshops for the greater north-central Illinois area. Since then I have taught everything from massage therapy to “Jungian psychology and the Shadow Self”; from stress management and yoga to community college psychology classes. Always present has been the desire to activate a more expanded consciousness, both in myself and others.
Please visit my calendar of events on the home page of this site to learn about current or upcoming classes, workshops, book signings, or other special events.
Woven through all these years of teaching has been the love of one-on-one work with private practice clients. Here is where I have the honor of championing amazing individuals into their own truth and more conscious living.