Ease. Purpose. Joy.

These three words describe a life of balance. Balance between all facets of your life. Between self-care and how you care for others. Between time in nature and time indoors. Between work and play. Balance will lead to vitality and longevity.

And...

  • you are overextended personally and professionally
  • you are as overworked
  • you are chronically stressed
  • you are sedentary
  • you are undernourished but overfed. 

And you feel...

  • ceaselessly out of shape
  • fatigued
  • irritable
  • anxious and overwhelmed.
  • unbalanced!

Does this describe your current state?

  • Are you tired of beating yourself up, yet you can't stop?

  • Are you unable to be present and available with loved ones? 

  • Are you busy, yet not productive?

  • Are you making time to be still? 

  • Are you stuck? 
     

I know what you are going though. I also suffered from intense self criticism. My affinity for those I loved most was strained by mindless reaction. I felt like I was just showing up at work, not gathering with the people I really wanted to create with. I wanted to be able to embody health even while living in a city. I felt like my spirit was squeezed because I was on a constant treadmill of a to-do lists.

I didn’t feel like I was living in alignment with my values. Things started to shift as I changed. I changed how I ate. How I slept. How I consumed media. How I meditated. How I connected with myself. My values became so present and clear to me that my capacity to actively choose how I spent my time and energy was clarified.

I was able to say no to things that I didn’t really want to do and yes to what I did want to do. I was more present in my relationships, clear in my work, and joyful in my life.

I want to share with you what I have learned, something I call the Five Balance Points: Self, Affinity, Gathering, Embodiment, and Spirit.

 

MY CORE VALUES

Balance. Whether you recognize it or not, your life is already balanced in a particular way. You may not like it, but eating a pint of ice-cream, yelling at your kids when you wanted to stay calm, or realizing you just spent three hours mindlessly scrolling YouTube is actually creating a particular system. Once you understand it, I can help you deconstruct that system and make significant changes toward achieving real balance instead of just coping.

Ease. Life can feel overwhelming, stressful and out of control at times. I am committed to helping you find greater ease in your daily life, I aim to do it in a way that is ease-filled. Instead of 'one more thing to do' I want our time together, whether you take a class online, attend a workshop, or work one-on-one with me, to be full of reflection, rest, and rejuvenation.

Simplicity. Get rid of what you don't need. The clutter in our lives takes up a lot of emotional space. Whether it is too many pairs of shoes, boxes of leftovers stuffed in your fridge, or toxic relationships that you pour time into with no return, it's all wearing you down and limiting your ability to see your life clearly. You and I will work on finding what is essential, what feels most vital, and how you can eliminate everything else.

Awareness. We are fed by the world and the humans around us. We aren't designed to function as lone individuals communicating through a smartphone. What if we took time just to sit and take in details like the light on the leaves, the cadence of our neighbor's laughter, the savoring of each bite of food? We'll work on cultivating presence with the most important people in your life, with strangers, and with the physical world you inhabit. 

Unconditional love. We spend so much time mired in judgment and comparing ourselves to others. Carrying all that fear and negativity around with us is exhausting and unhealthy. How many of us have walked around holding grudges for years, letting it weigh us down and maybe break us. It takes a huge effort to release those kind of thoughts, but once we do, we realize how much happier we are. You and I will work together to cultivate positivity and approaching any given interaction with love first, and so free ourselves from fear and shame and guilt.


I AIM TO LIVE AND CREATE

  • A life reflective of my deepest truth
  • A life that is authentic
  • A life that reflects the change I want to see in the world

A Little About Me

I was born and raised in Montana in an adventurous and creative family. Growing up, our family of 6 traveled a lot. We lived in over 10 countries for a few months at a time, primarily in Latin America Countries. My undergrad degree is from Lewis & Clark College in Hispanic Studies and Theatre. I did professional theatre in San Francisco before getting my Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of California, Irvine. I moved to Los Angeles to pursue commercial and film acting. Soon, I realized that my creative heart is meant to create theater, and so I became a founding member of Fugitive Kind. Live. Theater. 

I have a deep desire to serve and create healthy lasting change. That is why I have created this site. My entire life I have been curious and sought information on how to be healthy and create a balanced life. I am a certified Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (American Board of NLP) and Timeline Therapy Practitioner, and have experience with More to Life and Breakthrough Strategies. 

Random Facts

  • I like climbing trees while I am running and hiking
  • I meditate . . . almost everyday
  • I am a founding member of the theatre group Fugitive Kind. Live. Theater
  • I love to go camping by myself
  • My husband and I eat on the floor every night (indoor picnic), we don't have a couch and we don’t have a bed. Decisions I made based on me reading a book. (You will have to check out the SAGE ADVICE on that one to learn more!)
     

Ready to join a Community that focuses on BALANCE? Here's how to get started:

Read a few articles in my Sage Advice blog.

Check out the Upcoming Events calendar.

Take a look at the Services I offer.


What does it mean to have Sage as a coach?

We will have an on-going relationship, in which I will assist you in developing your capabilities, achieving your goals and objectives, and producing successful results. 

I will help facilitate change through verbal and nonverbal communication (Questions, reflections, explanations, metaphors, tasks, guiding focus, etc.) 

I will promote your growth, learning, professional development and personal benchmarks. 

I will assist you to create and facilitate change by asking meaningful questions, motivating you, giving you tasks that help you achieve your goals, evoking your inner power to achieve your potential, challenging limiting beliefs, and supporting and encouraging your self-expression. 

 

 

You can use coaching for: 

Accepting Change
Adaptability Issues
Anger Management
Career Development
Change of Position
Commitment Issues
Business or Personal Positioning
Conflicts and Conflict Resolution
Cultural Differences
Decision-making
Emotional Intelligence
Feeling Left Out or Left Behind
Gender Communication
Habit Change
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Job Selection
Language Precision
Leadership Competencies
Learning Issues
Meditation

Motivation
Negotiation Skills
Nervousness
Organizational Issues
Performance Enhancement
Personal Organization
Presentation Skills
Procrastination
Project Planning
Relationship Issues
Role Issues
Self-Esteem Issues
Social Skills
Stage Fright or Negative Emotions
Stress Management
Test Anxiety
Time Management
Weight loss
Work-Life Balance
 . . .  and much more!