About Muddy Lotus
“Most people are afraid of suffering. But suffering is a kind of mud to help the lotus flower of happiness grow. There can be no lotus flower without the mud.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
As a resilience and personal coach, I hold space for your current experience while helping you to create the experience you want to have. I do this through a process of compassionate inquiry and logistical support that promotes clarity, builds confidence and establishes a flexible mindset.
Areas of expertise:
- Life changes and transitions
- Grief and loss
- Core values alignment
- Balance and wellness
- Personal performance
After decades of committing myself to the practice of self-awareness, I understand the power of being present and getting deep down into the mud of the psyche to locate our personal truth. I know, too, how we unconsciously create our own suffering by buying into a lifetime of limited beliefs. How exhaustion, anxiety and shame rob of us of our joy. How impossible growth and forward movement can seem when you don’t know where to start.
Because it wasn’t that long ago that I didn’t know where to start. Over a period of two years I lost both of my parents, made the painful decision to close a business I co-owned, walk away from my home and began the long and (very) complicated process settling all the matters that need settling when there are these kinds of endings.
I still had to work. I still had to show up for my family, and for my team, but I also had to show up for myself (what does that even mean?!). This can be a delicate balancing act at the best of times, but when you’re working through the kind of loss, sadness, grief, struggle, self-judgment, self-blame, anger, anxiety, shame and fear that were my constant states of being, the idea that you can grow through what you’re going through sounds a lot like bullshit.
I assure you it’s not. The ability to rise or change what’s not working in our lives isn’t something we’re born with— and no two people’s paths are the same. When so many of the resources I looked to for help failed me, I found my own way.
I’m here to help you do the same.