I am a Certified Facilitator of The Work and a Yoga Therapist based in Dallas, TX. I offer one-on-one sessions (in-person, skype, and phone), workshops, and retreats, and often combine yoga and The Work. I am so honored to experience with you a form of self-inquiry that truly is “Yoga of the Mind.” The Work has completely transformed my life, and continues to give me a direct path to inner peace in any stressful situation.
I’ve been a student of The Work since 2009. At first, I didn’t think it was possible for something so simple to be the answer to all of my suffering. So, I started to test it out over and over again with all of my issues: relationships, parenting, love, health, self-judgments, work, sex, food, judgments about corporations, God, even small things like traffic, lawnmowers, and ATM machines. So far, I have yet to find an area where The Work doesn’t give me clarity and relief. What I’ve realized is that it’s not the person or situation that brings me stress, it’s what I’m believing about them that hurts me. Here are a few of the many examples of how The Work has profoundly shifted my life:
My relationship with my husband: When we first met, we were in a “LOVE” story—the honeymoon phase—life was incredible. And as time moved on, there were moments when our marriage felt like an emotional rollercoaster. I didn’t like who I was becoming around him: controlling, easily pissed-off, constantly in his business, and of course, it was all his fault! We both discovered The Work together and attended the Nine-day School in 2010. The Work has become the most amazing support system in our marriage. I have come to realize that the honeymoon phase is really just having a clear mind: just me experiencing my husband without a stressful story. I’ve fallen in love with him more deeply, we have clearer communication, and a more solid foundation of trust. He continues to be one of my greatest teachers as I continue to question my thoughts about him.
My relationship with my godson: When my husband became a father to his godson, I completely resented the situation. I felt forced into motherhood, jealous, confused, terrified, and ashamed. The situation seemed so impossible that I thought the only way out of suffering was to end my marriage. Over the years, I have repeatedly questioned my stressful thoughts about our godson, myself, my husband, and motherhood: I have to be a mother. My husband didn’t ask my permission. I should love this child unconditionally. Motherhood means sacrifice. Then a shift happened. I now feel a tenderness and love toward this child that I didn’t know I was capable of. Now I look forward to spending time with him and feel humbled and honored to be a part of his life. A situation that I once saw as impossible is now one of my greatest joys.
Physical pain and illness: In September of 2015, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. I am young, healthy, and have no family history, so this news came as a big surprise! Inquiry truly has been my mental medicine for every single step of this process: pre- and post-diagnosis, fear of death, choosing treatment plans, hair and weight loss, managing side effects, medical bills, and more… I have come to realize that I am not here to fight cancer. I am here to make friends with it, listen to it, learn from it, evolve, and grow. What if illness happens for our enlightenment? What if it makes our life even better? The inspiration and joy I am experiencing in this process is indescribable and I am sharing it all on my blog. I am learning so much from my new guru, Cancer:
- People are kind.
- Unconditional love does exist.
- I am fully supported in every moment.
- The cancer in my head (i.e.—my imagination) is way worse than the cancer in reality. Whew.
- Cancer truly happens for me, not to me.
Inquiry continues to show me that inner peace is available regardless of the circumstance. Do I still sometimes experience stress? Yes. The difference is that now I know what to do with it. The Work feels like an unwavering inner support system that’s always available to me. I invite you to join me in discovering your own inner support system by experiencing the simple process of The Work.
Just keep coming home to yourself. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.