“The quieter you become the more you hear.” – Rumi
How do you sum up a long journey inward during a global pandemic in two paragraphs? We have collectively been through a life changing event. The pandemic took people in fractured directions. Personally, I went down a deep woodsy path that felt like a canal of rebirth. During this time, I found parts of myself that were hidden; namely that I am truly an independent free spirit. I have always been a “beat to my own drummer” type person but realized during Covid that I have had a hard time fully embracing my own uniqueness and difference. The status of the world helped this part of me to rise on up and call out for my love and affection. During the social isolation, I not only went on a quest to more fully embrace my authenticity but also asked and answered some tough existential questions.
The last quarter of 2021 has seen me through the “rebirth canal.” I have never been quite this happy; ready to go after and embrace all of life’s opportunities. I have ticked off bucket list items this year such as taking horseback riding lessons. I began running road races despite not being a runner at all, made lots of new friends, engaged in new activities such as belly dancing (oh so hysterical!) I also took on a new training in aromatherapy. This journey led me to feel a shift was needed in my business. It was no longer fulfilling to help people merely manage the negative effects of stress but instead I wanted to help lead people down the path that I had been on; living life consciously with intention.
With 13+ years personally and professionally working with holistic health modalities, I utilize a mind-body-spirit approach with a particular focus in Buddhist psychology. Come join me on a quest to live life intentionally one breath at a time! Cheers!
Stephanie graduated from Boston College with her MSW in 1999. She began her career working in the courts and corrections which then lead to working for 13+ years with substance abuse and trauma. She worked for such prestigious institutions as Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance. She is an active member of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
Stephanie holds certifications in yoga, nutrition, foundational herbal training and Reiki. Through her work she has been able to assist various professionals through their path of burnout including creatives, high level executives, software engineers, attorneys, scientists, individuals working in the tech and biotech industry as well as both employees and students from MIT and Harvard University. Stephanie has presented on the gut brain connection, self-care for caregivers and wellness for stress management. She is enamored with the process of learning and is often keeping up to date through reading and attendance at conferences focused in the area of wellness and positive psychology.
Stephanie offers a unique and fresh perspective (my approach) on “mental health.” intimately intertwining the mind, body and soul. Her style of working with clients bridges the gap between coaching and therapy.