my story

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My purpose is to be compassionately valuable.

Our ability to thrive—and our capacity for love—rests on our ability to transform the habits and conditioning that negate who we truly, deeply are.

Some say that our top priority is to be "economically valuable." Here’s the thing: We've been down that road, and it drives us to burnout and alienation. We deserve better.

It’s time to be compassionately valuable, to be serviceable to healing our collective hurts and exploits. I’m passionate about cultivating freedom, and encouraging wonder-seekers to feel at home in their bodies, minds, and hearts—and in the truths that their voices stand for.

We can’t do our way to a sane and loving world.

We need to make time for breathing, space for appreciation.

Creating the compassionate world we all want to live in requires transcending status quo approaches to work and changemaking. I facilitate processes of transformation for people and organizations.

My background:

Besides my work here, I’m a co-founder of the Love-Based Leadership Collective. Prior experiences include serving as the communications director for the Metta Center for Nonviolence, which holds special consultative status at the UN. I’ve also been a magazine editor/creative director and a media strategist.

I earned my BA in Culture & Communication from Ithaca College and an MA in Media & Cultural Studies from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. I completed my 200-hour yoga certification in 2011, and a I hold a certificate in Nonviolence Studies. All of my work is informed by a love for life-long learning, a meditation practice, and a bent for emancipation.

Home is where the heart is, and I’ll always be a traveler at heart. I hail from NYC and made my way to the Netherlands in early 2017, after forays through the US, Latin America, and Western Europe (folks in the Netherlands: my KvK# is 68364458).