Healing the soul’s voice to joyfully express its divine purpose.
Your soul’s voice is the full expression of all that you are – human and divine – in service of your soul’s purpose. It is your own sound healer, and a healer of others.
I mentor women in mid-life and later who are visionaries, healers and change makers on fire to make a difference with their earned wisdom. I help you find and use your true voice, and get crystal clear on your current soul purpose as a wise elder, so you can make a bigger impact in this phase of your life.
Your soul’s voice is deeply needed in these times. I’m passionate about transforming our culture into one of true partnership between men and women, so we can all be in partnership with our planet. Healing the soul’s voice is a conduit for healing of self, others and planet, so we can create that partnership. We each contribute our own, unique voice to create the change we need.
I was a professional opera singer and voice teacher. I LOVED it. I thought I had found my true calling. Then a voice injury ended my career. A couple of years later, my marriage broke up. (And yes, they were connected.) It was one of the most devastating times in my life. But that dark night led to gold. My path back to a healthy voice has taken me on a journey further into myself, my healing, my connection to Spirit, and into MY deeper life’s purpose.
I discovered there is profound healing and transformation in how you use your voice. Your speaking voice is a forgotten and underutilized key to wholeness, and your connection to Spirit.
You think that your voice is just the way it is and there’s nothing you can do about it. You hold your voice back without realizing it. Mostly you take it for granted. But really your voice is an expression of your entire essence. It is the primary expression of your soul. It contains more information about you than you realize. Just from how you sound, people know more about your beliefs, your confidence and your essence in 5 seconds than you could ever tell them just with words.
Since communication is central in life, your voice is your pathway to opportunity and a key secret to success in this world. When you learn to control the elements of your voice, strip away things you have layered on top of it, align your human & divine voices, and stop holding your voice back, you come into an authentic, confident and powerful expression of all that you are through your voice.
You can connect to Spirit, bring forth your soul’s purpose, and become influential beyond your wildest dreams, impacting people, drawing them in, using your new powerful voice – the voice of your soul – to create the life you most deeply desire.
I’ll help you:
- Uncover your dynamic, compelling soul’s voice that fully expresses all of who you are.
- Stop holding your voice back and stop holding yourSELF back.
- Clear and heal your energy systems to support your soul’s voice.
- Inspire and engage your listeners, and command the room, just with the sound of your voice.
- Increase your connection to Spirit, and your ability to bring through spiritual guidance.
- Clarify your soul’s purpose for the next phase of your life.
- Create a spiritually aligned, powerful relationship with your work.
- Connect with and learn to use your authentic power with integrity.
- Unblock your greatness and vibrantly value yourself.
- Claim the power of your authentic voice as a sound healer for yourself and others.
- Speak with power and confidence from a clear understanding of your wholeness and value.
- Step into your authentic leadership with power and grace, embrace your big mission, and succeed in your divine purpose.
I’ve always gone my own way and created my own path in life, following an inner voice that has led me on a truly interesting journey. I’ve been involved in my own personal & spiritual growth work since my 20’s. I’ve reinvented myself time and time again, always learning and growing, always looking for ways to become more truly myself and express my gifts in the world. My voice has been my primary way of doing that. I’ve always been an artist and a teacher. My fundamental desire in my work has been to be of service.
I grew up in New England in a big and boisterous family (and I adore them all). I graduated from Harvard University cum laude in 1977. After college, I danced professionally (modern dance) in New York City for almost a decade, and got my Massage Therapist degree from The Swedish Institute in 1984. In 1987 I moved 3,000 miles across the country to California. I re-built my massage therapy practice, married and had 2 wonderful boys. I took classical voice lessons, and began singing professionally, performing principal roles in regional opera companies, as as a soloist with area symphonies and ensembles.
To me, my singing voice was the voice of my soul, and my most direct connection with the divine. In performing and teaching singing, I thought I had finally found the work and artistic expression that Spirit intended for me. When my vocal injury ended my professional career, I felt like I had lost an essential part of myself.
Then my marriage fell apart, too. Recovering my singing voice took a back seat while my divorce wound its way through to an eventually positive conclusion. Truthfully, my divorce was a necessary part of healing my voice – AND reclaiming my authentic SPEAKING voice, and my true voice in the world.
My voice – my soul’s essence – was not valued in my marriage. Women’s voices – our soul’s essences – are not valued in our culture. It’s often very difficult for us to speak up, speak out, and truly be heard and understood.
I didn’t go the traditional medical route to get my singing voice back. I again followed my own path, which turned out to be a blessing.
It took me some years to realize that I actually couldn’t HEAR that I wasn’t singing on pitch in a certain part of my range. I could hear if my students were off pitch, or if my piano was out of tune. Why couldn’t I hear myself? My search for answers led me to the work of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, who developed a method of retraining the ear and brain with specially engineered and filtered music and ear/voice training. I did my own listening and ear/voice training in 2008 and became a Certified Provider-BC of The Listening Program®, and an Associate Practitioner of Integrated Listening Systems in 2009. I am also a Certified Practitioner of Learning Ears®, an ear/voice training program that integrates with The Listening Program.
I took the Estill Voice Training twice (a 5-day intensive), first for my own voice recovery, then again to improve my understanding for teaching. Estill has given me a working understanding of the anatomy & physiology of the voice, and techniques to use in teaching voice in many styles while keeping your voice healthy! Estill techniques are just as fabulous for the speaking voice as the singing voice, and led me into working with speakers as well as singers.
The next piece in my recovery was re-educating the muscles of my voice to release the tensions and bad habits I had developed from trying to MAKE my voice work when it couldn’t. My current voice teacher uses lots of hands-on, gentle massage techniques, along with stretches & exercises to get everything to coordinate and work freely. This was an “Oh, DUH!” experience for me as a bodyworker. Of course! My body is my instrument! I now use bodywork in combination with voice work during in-person sessions. Online clients also get the benefit of my specialty knowledge, though you have to do the hands-on work on yourself.
I have also learned to speak up and speak out on my own behalf from a much more grounded, aligned place, and to claim my speaking voice as the voice of my soul. I’ve learned to have the tough conversations with more grace and vulnerability.
The next piece was to fully reconnect with my spiritual self, and develop the intuitive, clairvoyant, channeling and energy healing abilities I’ve always had, but suppressed for a long time as too “woo woo.” I am a Level 2 Dove Oracle Priestess, certified by the Seven Sisters Mystery School. It has been a great gift to me personally to be able to connect with my Spirit guides and get direct information. I now use Spirit guidance in sessions with clients.
The whole years-long process has been an incredible journey of listening, learning and transformation. I’ve come home to my true self with more depth, compassion and integrity. I have more ability to express that true self through my voice, and I have a passion for helping others to do the same.
Now, all my training in anatomy, bodywork, voice, yoga, listening and ear/voice training programs, Estill, and as an Oracle Priestess, along with my years of performance experience in dance and singing, and business coaching certifications have come together in my programs.
If you would like to talk with me about how I can support you to heal your soul’s voice – bringing all of you, your embodied human self and your divine self, into full authentic expression and deep healing, please book a complimentary 30-minute Wisdom Activation Session. I’ll ask about what challenges you’re facing right now, where you’d like to be, and what may be holding you back. I’ll do some channeling for you, and if it feels appropriate, we’ll talk about the possibilities for working together.
- AB, Harvard University
- Massage Therapist, Swedish Institute
- Massage Practitioner, Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts
- Certified Provider – The Listening Program, Advanced Brain Technologies
- Associate, Integrated Listening Systems
- Money, Marketing & Soul Coach
- Dove Oracle Priestess, Level 2, Seven Sisters Mystery School
- Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church