My twenties and thirties were devoted to being an aboriginal living skills instructor, wilderness tracker, vision quest guide and substance recovery counselor. I loved leading people deep into the mountains and desert and was profoundly inspired by the courage and creativity of my students.
My early intimate relationships were filled with heartache and poor patterns and eventually found myself in a seven-year sexless marriage. When finally ready for a different experience of life, I hired a love coach and participated in numerous workshops in addition to being in extended love relationships with tantric practicioners. Eventually, I became a Certified Tantra Educator and relationship coach.
Some of my outstanding teachers: Bodhi Avinasha, David Deida, Baba Dez Nichols, Jim Benson, Kamaladevi McClure and Scott Catamas. The work of Marshall Rosenberg (Non-Violent Communication) and participation in the Human Awareness Institute (www.hai.org) deeply informs my life and work.
I’m also a Sundance singer and member of the Native American Church.