Partner, Maine Integrative Wellness
Stress Relief/Optimal Wellness Coach
Advanced NCT and EFT trainer and practitioner
LADC State of Maine (addictions specialist) (retired)
Ordination - Interfaith Minister
St. John the Divine, NYC 2006
The New Seminary
Graduate of Marin Institute for Projective Dreamwork
BA Transpersonal Psychology
MA Humanities and Leadership
The Cortisol Connection, Neurotransmitter Rebalancing, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Dreamwork, Forgiveness, Meditation, Nature
Thank you for visiting my page. I’ve had the pleasure of working in the field of wellness for nearly twenty years. I first became involved with wellness when I realized that my high pressure, fast-paced government career was making me sick! Illness and feelings of discontent are very real motivating factors that get one’s attention in ways that may not be so welcome. Change, for me, was difficult. I think it is for most people. Whether you are changing your diet, your location, your job, or changing a living situation, change usually makes us quite uncomfortable and often so uncomfortable that we back off, tread water, or just plain give up.
Developing a positive relationship with change is something that I had to do in order to get well in all areas of my life – mind, body, and spirit, and may be what you have to do as well. I also had to reach out to many professionals for help. I needed committed people to keep me on track, and it WORKED. To help you determine how you can make change work for you, I’ve listed links below for you to explore. In addition, I offer you my expertise and experience as a Coach to keep you on track. I welcome your comments.
Meditation is a technique used to encourage transformation from stressful,emotional states to more peaceful and aware states of being. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and is now gaining more and more popularity throughout the world. In the United States, meditation has been endorsed by the medical association as a vehicle to lower stress and blood pressure (fight and flight) and to bring about more peace of mind.
The health benefits of mediation are many. Studies show that meditation is associated with improvement in a variety of psychological areas, including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, eating disorders, and cognitive function, among others. There's also research to suggest that meditation can reduce blood pressure, pain response, stress hormone levels, and even cellular health. Why? Because it changes our brain chemistry! The cells and neurons in the brain are constantly making new connections and disrupting old ones based on response to stimuli, a quality that researchers call experience-based neuroplasticity. This affects the neural circuits of the brain, which in turn affects how we respond to situations. It also affects the actual structure of our brains -- thickening some areas and making others less dense. Emotions such as anger, anxiety, sorrow, etc., become less charged with a continued daily meditation practice.