Born and raised in New England, I’ve also lived in the southwest, the northwest, and now Florida. I’ve back- packed, done wilderness camping in the mountain ranges of both coasts, and enjoyed white water canoeing. Now it’s bike rides or walks on the beach.
With a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, my professional career of over thirty-five years was focused upon working with children ages birth to five years and their families. I served as a classroom teacher, child-care program director, and as a child development specialist. The children’s abilities ranged from gifted to developmentally challenged. This background gives me a rich understanding of the impact of early childhood experiences on adult life.
In retirement, I’ve been a Jewish Para-chaplain, a cantorial soloist, and a Unity Church prayer chaplain. I enjoy spending time alone in nature and mindfulness meditation. Photography and writing poetry have been a life-long creative outlet, some of which you can see on my Poetry page.
Relaxing on the Marina Jack dinner cruise, Sarasota Bay
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think!”
— Winnie the Pooh
My grandmother was an astrologer who also studied tarot and numerology. I inherited her interest! After the failure of a second marriage, I decided I needed a way to understand why, what had happened, and what could I learn from these experiences. I began studying astrology seriously. This continued on and off for many years, seeking just the right approach. At the same time, I didn’t like the feeling that I was becoming dependent upon astrology to control my life. Then I discovered Dr. Glenn Perry and the Academy of AstroPsychology. I began studying with him in 1999, continuing for almost two years, but did not finish due to meeting my third (and current) husband. I joined the Academy again in 2013 and was able to finish the intensive Diploma program. Dr. Perry's model of AstroPsychology is such a profound subject, however, that learning never stops; it continues through observing my life, working with clients, and mentoring students of astrology.
Teaching was a great joy for me; and now I’m bringing that joy to my passion for AstroPsychology. When I work with a client and natal chart, I will teach as much astrology as the client wants to learn. I want people to understand that they are so much more than their “Sun Signs.” For more information see Consultations and the Astrology Journal.
“People will also gradually come to realize that what we call fate does not come into us from the outside, but emerges from us.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters to a Young Poet