I created this program out of the path I've walked myself, and the paths that I've supported hundreds of women on over the past 8 years.
I will never pretend to "have it all together" or that I'm better than anyone. Rather, I resonate with the idea of being a "wayshower" (that's "show-er", not like 🚿😊). And for whatever reason, personal and spiritual development became my obsession early in life, and doing this work is my greatest joy.
The two most profound allies I've had in my own growth and healing are
- other safe womxn, and
- the natural world.
What do I mean by "safe" womxn? Well, we've all had shitty experiences with other women — and in some circumstances, at least half of the responsibility lies on our side of the street. But as we grow, deepen our insight, and start to recognize patterns in our relationships, we realize that not everyone is committed to developing mature, healthy, and mutually supportive communication and boundaries. People who are not committed to these are not emotionally safe. But when we do find safe people — especially other womxn — we can shore each other up and help each other expand and grow exponentially.
By centering this program around group coaching, rather than just a traditional online course with a Facebook group, my goal is to foster genuine connection with other incredible like-minded womxn walking their parallel paths of growth.
And what about the natural world? I have a feeling that if you've made it this far down the page, you're a nature lover like me. Whether you're into hiking, camping, gardening, climbing, kayaking, or any other outdoor activity, I'm going to bet that those are the moments you feel most connected to "something bigger" (whether you connect that with spirituality/faith or not), and to yourself.
As I continue my study of ecopsychology, I'm understanding in a deeper way just how profoundly necessary our relationship with the natural world really is — because, after all, we are a part of it. We often speak of "going to nature," when in reality, we are in nature all the time, because we are nature. Getting a little too philosophical for you? 🤓 Don't worry, we won't spend too much time with "heady" stuff in the program — just sharing a little background on why I ultimately decided to frame this work through the lens of trees.