I see myself in the same eyes I view my clients. I believe that we're all God. I believe all contain tremendous amounts of God-like power. I believe we're here to have fun, share what's in our hearts, BE love, and like abundantly. Some of us are just more aware of this than others. That's okay. We're all on a journey to remember who we are and I'd like to consider one of those people here to assist folks in remembering. I also have folks who help me remember and inspire me to be my best version. One of the ways in which I provide a space for healing and transformation Is Reiki. Another way in which I assist in transformation is through my coaching practice.
I set an intention two years ago that I'd live more of my life from a place of “If it's not a hell yes it's a no”. I gave myself permission to say no or no thank you more often and made sure my yes truly excited me or at the very least offered space for growth. I signed up for burlesque classes, took a few visual art classes to go beyond my comfort zone, modeled, performed at an open mic, “randomly” bought a hula hoop and transformed my life, bought my own bike instead of relying on bike share, approached more people I thought were cute. I also confronted my codependency issues, shared my authentic truth more often which brought up discomfort in others, let a few relationships disintegrate, and got really real with myself about the ways in which I was holding myself back.
I have over five years experience working with individuals experiencing depression, PTSD, decrease or lack of creativity, and an effusive sense of purpose. Many of the clients I've worked with in a therapy capacity during my time as a therapist have shared that working with me put them on a different path. One client says she will always remember me as the person who constantly gently reminded her that her life can be bigger and that she didn't have to shrink or contort herself for anyone.
I offer Self Care Coaching because I want as many women and femmes to experience a juicy, abundant, nourishing, and fun life. You're worth that! Let's work together to dismantle limiting beliefs, identify energy leaks and where stronger boundaries could be useful, and create routines that enliven you. If you're curious about working with me, feel free to reach out to me by email and we can chat via email, Facetime, or Zoom.
I look forward to working with you!
Pleasure Coaching: Pleasure as Self-Care
Pleasure (noun): A feeling of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
Synonyms I love: delight, joy, glee
Activities that give me pleasure: hula hooping, dancing, petting my cats, lounging in a robe, slowly drinking a fruit smoothie, being out in nature, coloring, singing, bike rides along the lakefront, and so much more!
Around two years ago I began a CONSCIOUS pleasure journey. I started investing my time and energy into cultivating pleasurable self-care practices and saying "yes" more often to activities/events/people/etc that brought me pleasure or inspired me. I stopped operating from a place of “I should” and began choosing from a place of, “I’d really like to”. Imagine what life could look like for you if you started to choose the things you invest your time and energy into from a place of pleasure or self-satisfaction to put it more plainly.
I have worked in the mental health field for close to 4.5 years. Self-Care has been something I have excelled at and many of my colleagues have sought me out for advice on how to improve their self-care. I share some of my life on Instagram and some of the people who followed me have shared my page has inspired them in some way. I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse/ sexual violence for close to 3 years and along the way I have assisted clients in creating a self-care practice and dismantling limiting beliefs that get in the way of taking care of themselves. I have also assisted clients with creating or strengthening their boundaries around their their time, money, and energy.
In September of 2018 I lead a small workshop with the Black Girl in Om Community about intentional pleasure. I am looking to expand my workshop offerings in 2019.
I decided to offer Pleasure Coaching from a place of pleasure and purpose. I truly believe part of my purpose here on Earth is to assist women with taking better care of themselves, nurturing the Goddess within, and leading lives that feel like they’ve been consciously created to bring out the best in them!
This service is for you if
You’re looking to create a self-care plan or modify your current one.
You would like to give to yourself, your loved ones, and the world from a full cup.
You would love to care of your own needs first
You want to figure out where the energy leaks in your day/week are
You want to connect more deeply with your body
You want to experience more fun in your life!
You want to figure out your unique expression of sensuality.
You want to dismantle limiting beliefs that stand in the way of your self-care and pleasure such as "This is wrong" or "I don't deserve this."
Adventures in Self- Love
Over the past two years I have really come to enjoy photographing my sensuality journey. I have shared most of these photographs on my Instagram and the response I receive most from people, "You look so free!" or "I love how carefree you are." As mentioned above, my goal is not to have you express sensuality in the same ways I do. I want to help you discover what your brand of sensuality is. The world needs your unique expression. Isn't it time you made space to figure out what yours is?
"A sensually activated woman is a resource for any community. Pleasure is power." -India Ame'Ye, Author