Transformational Coach & soul GUIDE
Take my hand.
I've been there. I’ve struggled with the pain of not fitting in; trying to conform to living a conventional life when I’m unconventional and free-spirited; believing I’m too sensitive, and that there must be something wrong with me because I didn't want what most of my friends seemed to want. I spent years living from ego and fear; making head-based decisions, giving my power away to others, & believing I needed to follow society's “rules” for a happy life; resulting in often living someone else’s recipe for my life instead of living my own, then feeling disconnected from myself and unfulfilled.
After experiencing several spiritual awakenings and spiritual transitions in my life, including "Dark nights of the soul" I finally started listening to and heeding the call of my soul’s discontent more often - which meant getting out of my head, re-connecting to my heart & spirit, embracing my sensitivity and following joy as my compass instead of limiting “rules”. I learned universal spiritual truths that transcend religion and started applying them to all areas of my life. I also decided to make my decisions in alignment with joy, & to live in surrender and trust. The result? 15 years ago I moved to a place I love, with a community of people I love, doing work I love, making a positive difference in peoples' lives, including building bridges among people of diverse worldviews & cultures through leadership coaching, cross-cultural training, interfaith ministry, speaking and writing.
Divine Juicy Life is a program designed to support you in moving through pain into peace, and fall in love with yourself, others and your life. Each of the 5 flavors are both the way through and the destination; designed to help you live an integrated life as a leader or role model embodying and acting with wisdom and compassion, presence and authenticity, resulting in TRUE fulfillment and success on all levels: In your relationships, work, health and money. The Divine Juicy Life program provides all the tools to help you live a joy-filled life of meaning and purpose.
As your guide on this journey, I'm here to help you find your way back home to your True Self, as I've helped hundreds since 2001; that Self found in your heart and soul that longs to express the love and joy that you are, while feeling safe, seen and appreciated.
I help you...
Embrace spiritual wisdom to find the purpose in any pain and turn it into the juice to live life fully and joyfully
Align in your divinity within, find it all around you
Learn how to live more often from love vs. fear
Trust your inner wisdom and in the universe to guide you
Raise your vibe high enough to hear The Divine's responses to your questions
Forgive yourself and others; release guilt and shame
I offer an oasis for you to live your divine juicy life, by guiding you to integrate your inner and outer worlds, so you can show up for yourself and others aligned, congruent, and in your joy. The results? Loving relationships - with yourself, others and your idea of The Divine; meaningful work and greater vitality, abundance, peace, freedom joy and success.
I give you permission.
I’m inviting you to take a journey. A journey home into your inner world, and parts of your outer world that you may have not explored in years, or ever. I love learning and am excited to share what I’ve learned and am still learning about coming home to myself, through decades of rich and diverse experiences, including 30+ years: Success in the business/corporate world, personal & spiritual development, living & traveling in the U.S. and overseas, cross-cultural and transitions coaching, grief recovery, communication skills training, interfaith ministry, writing, painting, speaking, holding sacred space in workshops, ceremonies & retreats and so much more. The older I get, the more I’m finding joy and aliveness in even the simplest of things, the more I’m coming home to myself. And I want to help you do the same.
What I offer
I walk you back home, to dwell in an oasis where you can…
Apply universal spiritual wisdom to angst, pain, & grief for clarity, peace, freedom and living fully
Realize your inherent worthiness and lovability, devoid of your job, titles, accomplishments, money, relationships or material things
Discover and appreciate the presence of the divine in the simple everyday physical world, through the senses
Be true to yourself and express your unique, creative voice in ways that empower and enliven you
Create authentic, nourishing relationships (including the one with yourself) based on allowing, honor, trust, vulnerability and appreciation
Find/enhance your connection to Spirit/The Divine
Symptoms You're in Emotional or Spiritual Pain. You...
Feel disconnected from yourself
Don't take good care of your body
Find it difficult to be with yourself doing nothing for even 10 minutes
Indulge in addictive behaviors- e.g. social media, alcohol, food, drugs, TV, relationships, workaholism, shopping, etc.
Tolerate unhealthy relationships
Tend to put other’s needs above your own
Don’t speak up for yourself or set healthy boundaries
Don’t trust yourself
Are out of touch with your dreams
Are struggling to forgive yourself or another
Are holding on to shame or guilt
Don't feel free to be yourself
Feel anxious, depressed or lonely
Are stressed, overwhelmed or burnt out
Are easily irritated, frustrated or triggered
Speak unkindly to yourself: “That was stupid” “I hate myself” "I’m a fat slob”, etc.
Feel empty inside
Don't laugh easily or often
Feel isolated and alone
Feel like you have no or very few gumballs left in your gumball machine…
Pain I've struggled with and can help you through includes...
Not feeling safe to express all my feelings
Living from my head vs. heart – disconnected from myself
Not trusting myself
Feeling not good enough
Not fitting in and feeling alone
Taking jobs that weren’t aligned with my values
Grief from loved ones dying
Feeling stuck and treading water for months, not knowing which direction to take
Not being true to myself in relationships
Being true to myself, and experiencing others’ upset or disappointment
Loss from multiple relocations
Unfulfilled expectations, hopes and dreams
Thinking I needed to follow someone else’s recipe for a "happy" life
MORE ABOUT ME
Professional Business Experience:
30+ Year Successful Track Record of Corporate & Business Experience:
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
Global Leadership Coach
Life Transitions Coach
Designer of Custom Workshops & Training Programs
Certified Communication Skills Trainer
Award-winning Sales Consultant
Instructor of English as a Second Language in Japan
Online Adjunct Business Professor
Zest & Appreciation for Life Dwelling in Cultures, Creativity & Spirituality...
Living in Switzerland and Japan
Traveling to over 36 states and 29 countries
Energy healing practice
Certified as a Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist
Owner of Barbara's Ceremonies
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®
Owner of Barbara's Abstracts
Creative writing, e.g. "Make the Right Move Now: Your Personal Relocation Guide"
Public speaking: Spiritual Intelligence video highlights 6:40
Walking the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago - a spiritual pilgrimage in Spain
Hanging out at an ashram in India
Black water rafting in New Zealand