I am here to help you love yourself and believe in your unique creativity. 

I will be a daring catalyst in your transformation from doubtful hesitation to confident enthusiasm.

Through the practice of Loving Inquiry, you will learn to let go of judgement and celebrate each little (and big) step you take toward your art.

The Path of Loving Inquiry

Making time for yourself and your creativity can be a challenge.

Instead of experiencing the joy and pleasure of creating,you feel frustrated and disappointed.

Too many things demand your attention or you’re afraid of not being “good enough”.

With the support of Loving Inquiry, you will learn to face your fears and ease up on your expectations.

You will feel good about taking the time you need to explore your possibilities for expression.

 This will allow you to bloom as an artist.

The Heart of Creative Mentorship

The creative process is a place of mystery, vulnerability and uncertainty.

Learning how not to be afraid of the unknown is a part of every artist’s creative journey.

Creative Mentorship gives you permission to explore your thoughts, feelings, dreams, intuitions, curiosities.

 You will become a brave and compassionate companion to your artistic self.

Embracing My Creative Life

 For over 25 years, I have found the courage and self-compassion to keep expressing my authentic creativity.

Here’s some of the highlights so far:

 I published a book of poems, Womb: Weaving of My Being recorded a spoken word CD, Love is Like This, and performed spoken word at bookstores, cafes, festivals and conferences across North America and Northern Europe.

I wrote and starred in my first play Chelo, at the Summerstock Theatre Festival in Vancouver. I performed two one-woman shows, Ahava, Alive and Aloud and Ahava in Wonderland

 I studied Afro-Caribbean dance, Israeli Folk dance (in Jerusalem), Balinese Legong (in Ubud), Inner Dance (in Scottsdale, Arizona), Five Rhythms (at Esalen, Omega and on Salt Spring Island).

I performed Curve, my first solo dance piece, with the guidance of choreographer Martha Carter as a part of the 2014 Pieces of Her Story Festival.

For three years, I was the host of a one-hour weekly radio show called Love in the Afternoon on CFSI FM.

 I started Pieces of Her Story, an annual art exhibit showcasing the multi-media works of Salt Spring women artists. We are now in its fifth year.

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In response to the threat of tankers on the coast of BC, I sang and acted in the wildly appreciated  Only Planet Cabaret, a unique collaboration of five Salt Spring artists sharing a transformative journey through story-telling, poetry, music and theatre. Through our performance in several cities on the West Coast, we helped raise over $9,000 for groups working to protect the environment.

I published a book on journal writing called Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, co-authored with Salt Spring writers Lynda Monk and Wendy Judith Cutler. It took the three of us seven years to birth this beautiful book. Now this transformative practice of journalling with others is being shared with women around the world. 

For 5 years, I have been mentoring a group of young writers at Gulf islands Secondary School through my collaboration with Connecting Generations, the Salt Spring Arts Council and ArtStarts/BC Arts Council. We have produced three anthologies of writing.

Inspired by the possibilities for your own creativity? I would love to meet with you by phone or in person. Click here to book your session!

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