Thank you for dropping by!
Although I'm not scheduling appointments right now, please feel free to explore the site.
Perhaps you'll find some material that speaks to you.
So, greetings from someone perhaps a bit like yourself, if over the years you've worn more hats than you anticipated and possibly taken some hits, as well. Thus, you know firsthand that life tends to mess with plans, expectations, and/or hopes now and then. To support seasoned women such as ourselves in dealing with these setbacks and/or setting out on new paths, I trained and became certified as a life coach.
You might think of me as someone in your corner—an ally as you navigate the aging process itself, pursue various goals, or perhaps undergo a transition of some kind. If we were working together, for example, I would support you in any of the following processes:
* Getting clear about your present circumstances.
* Sorting out what needs to be done or how you want things to be.
* Planning how to make that happen.
* Getting from here to there.
This website serves two purposes: one is to share some of the things I've learned over a lifetime, in case any of those might be useful to others. The other is to provide a means of contacting me. Please feel free to explore the
site as much as you wish and to ask questions or make suggestions or requests.
If you do any of those, however, please understand two things: (a) I am a coach, not a therapist (see Disclaimer); (b) in reading the material at this site, you may experience the occasional challenge and/or "goose." Although Ms. Goose may look fairly benign, she is still a goose and thus capable of assertive encouragement now and then.
Questions, suggestions, or requests? Just give me a call at my voicemail number, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can: 520-428-0017. Or send me an email message vía the Contact page. And if you'd like to know a little more about the goose, carry on...
Over the years and among other things, I've served as a
Peace Corps volunteer in the Caribbean; taught school; helped manage a
halfway-house program; edited countless documents in public health, water/sanitation, and international development; and served as a volunteer, grant writer, and occasional board member for nonprofit organizations.
Hardly a "focused" background, is it? But also not that unusual, I think, as life sometimes requires more flexibility and compromise than may feel comfortable at a given moment. Perhaps you've noted this phenomenon yourself now and then, yes?
In my own case, just as I'd decided in my mid-50s to focus fairly ruthlessly on My stuff for a while, the "Fates" began to mess with me yet again: serial health issues, my own and also those of loved ones; aging parents with Big support needs; fallout from deferred needs/wants... But there were some good times during that period, too, which helped me keep plugging (or staggering) along.
And why even share such a cumbersome tale? To demonstrate that the journeys of others are sometimes no shorter nor more straightforward than our own...and to encourage you to keep plugging along yourself.
If your own odyssey has included unexpected twists, turns, detours, and even blockages, please bear something in mind: that was then. If now you're considering an alternate route or even a brand new journey, perhaps you might also stay open to broadening and/or deepening your
gaze...or perhaps shifting its direction entirely, should any of those feel right for you at this time.
Above all, do whatever you can to work toward at least some of your own needs and wants despite the clutching hands of habit, health issues, any needs/expectations not your own, this month's crisis (or crises), et cetera.
Meanwhile, three cheers and a parade if you're examining your life. You could be taking your first steps toward even better times than you envision at this moment. My two votes? (I'm twins, you know... :-) The first: keep taking those steps, and see where they lead you; the second: remember to have some fun along the way!