This is a picture of me standing on a remarkable rock on a magnificent beach. My friend Kim took it of me at the end of summer, when we were exploring the Washington State Coast together. I love the portal the rock provides. The Pacific Ocean is roaring at my back, and in front of me was a whole new challenge. I knew, over these months they call "fall," that I would be working very hard at "re-branding" myself, and I surely have been doing exactly that. Here's how it happened.
Not too many years ago, I was working full time as an astrologer and writer. I got to help people, which is my passion, and share what I know, which is my purpose. It felt like I had everything I needed, and I did - for that moment in my life.
As time passed, the writing business changed. Publishers no longer paid what they once did for intellectual material. Suddenly, writers were supposed to be satisfied with the "honor" of allowing them to put our work in their magazines or on their websites. The checks became smaller and less regular. New York City rent only got more expensive. Money from astrology only supplemented my income - I couldn't pay the bills with it. There was no way I could survive doing what I did in the place where I lived.
Something had to give.
I had to move. I had to change. I had to trust.
And so I did.
I moved back to Pittsburgh, the city where I grew up, and over the last several years, I've been learning new skills and combining to find new ways to help people.
I believed the Universe would pull me in the right direction, and sure enough, it did.
Magic began to happen. I found a remarkable place to study, The Wellness Institute. There I have learned hypnotherapy, breath work, psychodrama, transpersonal psychology and coaching. From other teachers, I also learned EMDR, another method of dealing with trauma, became a yoga teacher, a Reiki master, and a facilitator for Dancing Mindfulness.
I admitted my limitations, faced my fears, went back to my past trauma to clear it, and accepted the help of others who would help me create a strong basis for my future. I cried, I screamed, I pounded, I had experiences that allowed to see who I truly am, not just in this lifetime, but in the continuum of all time. It was not always easy, but it has definitely been a tremendous journey of growth that allowed me to be all that I am.
All the while, I've kept up my astrology website, and created a Podcast with my friend and sister in spirit, Jasa Johnson. We do workshops together, I do my own speaking engagements and workshops, as well as on line seminars on my own, and I'm so honored and proud to be able to offer my services in a new and much more diverse and valuable package.
Now I've developed a new website and started this new blog - and even put a new professional page on facebook. And, just for the record - I still write and I will always do astrology. You can find a menu of the same services I have been offering here.
So yes, I have had to start anew, that's for sure, and although some of this has been difficult, much of it has been a happy adventure. Knowing what I do about the nature of spirit and the value of following the impulse that is sent through me by divine inspiration, I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be.
I hope you like my "re-branding," my re-invention, and I hope you will join me in a quest for truth, happiness, and contentment in knowing you're doing all you can to be the best human being possible.
Here's what I want you to take away from the experience I'm sharing here: If anyone knows how hard it is to accept change and move through the portal to create the next chapter in your life, it's me! It takes a lot of faith, a lot of work, and most of all, love and acceptance of all you are.
How are things going for you? Are you sensing a transition of some kind? Are you on the threshold to adulthood, baffled by the extra burdens of middle age, or feeling empty because your "nest" is no longer full? Does your old relationship feel stale, or is a new one making you wonder if it's worth the effort? Do you feel happy and fulfilled by your work in this life?
If you resonate with the idea of making a change, then maybe we should get together. I know I am here to help you be all that you are. The unique mix of services I've been fortunate enough to package together can help you conquer fear, remove blocks, manage addictions, eradicate bad habits, and most important, learn to love yourself!
Let's talk. Visit my main website, or email me.