I love to see people discover, make connections, thrive, and flourish.
I have been enriched, challenged, and inspired beyond measure by so many people, places, and experiences. By my parents, family and friends, by my colleagues and students during a 14 year career teaching Classics and in 21 years running my own retail business,
My life of 62 years is a rich and colourful tapestry of beauty and discovery. Of course there is loss and farewell, vulnerability and uncertainty, dislocation and turbulence. But these are interwoven with arrival, welcome, celebration, gratitude, exhilaration and contentment. And I am always 'surprised by joy'.
And now, as a recently qualified professional in coaching and in energy psychology, I am still a little bewildered, but totally delighted, by the synthesis of the various strands in my life to date. I am so grateful to those who have nurtured my passion, energy, and enthusiasm along the way. I hope I still have something to give, in this 'twilight zone' of my life!
My intention is to keep on making a difference where I can.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
Brené Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection)