My Story

 

I was induced on December 31 to be a tax deduction. I spent many decades of my life feeling behind, as though my own timing was not welcomed. That completely resolved recently when I had a reading based on the playing card deck and found out I am the Joker. No rules except to break all the rules.

I am the youngest after two older brothers. When I was 4 years old our family invited another family of five, with two boys and a girl, to move into our home. We lived communally for 3 years. I am the youngest of the six children. At the end of that time my dad went with the other family and the other dad came with us.

We have continued to be an extended and loving family. Since I was four I’ve had two mothers and two father’s that have remained dear friends to each other and married to the other spouse since 1973.

This taught me about love and how big it is. How the cultural ideas that one must sever the connections with those we love when relationships change, is untrue. Ending with love and keeping the bigger connection has become a central theme of my life.

My father passed in 2015 after many years of the changes that Lewy Body Dementia can bring to a mind and a body. I was honored to spend the last 5 months of his life with him. We healed so much and I was able to find the purity of love that our souls had been longing for. I held his hand till it was his time and I am so grateful I had the chance to be there for all of it.

He was a facilitator for something called LifeSpring (a similar personal development program to EST which became Landmark) in my early life. I spent a lot of time in those trainings being asked questions like, “What do you want?”

He evolved his work over the years and when he was diagnosed at the end of his life he said, “Now my entire life is dedicated to my spiritual work.”

My gift is to feel and guide myself and others to freedom, full expression, peace and welcoming of what is.

I am a wild creature. I trust myself. Sometimes it’s messy. One long improvisational dance is how I see this life.

I am easy to laugh and to cry. I feel life deeply. I am happy to be here in this body at this time to be able to serve in the greatest way possible and have fun while I’m doing it.

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My mother’s father was Chuck Jones, the animation director who created the Road Runner and Coyote, Pepe Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Michigan J. Frog and was one of the father’s of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and so many more. 

I ran his company for 3 years in the early ‘90s and had the chance to travel and create with him. He continues to have a huge influence on the world as many generations continue to be entertained by his work that never was created for children, but for the theaters to go with new films.

My mother, Linda, created a company dedicated to bringing Chuck’s art to the world. She said, “It’s like having a photo of your favorite Uncle on the wall.”

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When I was 20 I fell off a fire escape and have spent more than 3 decades healing my body, emotions and spirit through “alternative” methods. This has educated me about the power we carry in our bodies. And that our own embodiment, bringing our spirit into every cell of our bodies, and feeling our way, is our birthright.

This navigational tool, our body, can not lie. It lives in the present moment and when we are free of past stories that have taken residence in us, we know what we want, where to be and how to live well.

I stopped drinking alcohol and began eating organic food and knowing the healing power of in in my early 20s.

I have participated in hundreds of courses to bring me home to myself. To trust myself and what I feel. 

These include emotional release, trauma release, mindfulness, meditation, communication, bodywork, body movement, business developement and many trips to other countries to work with plant medicines.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.

Don’t make money your goal.

Instead pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
— Maya Angelou