mindful METHODS THAT GUIDE YOU to PAUSE and find possibility and peace in relationship with YOURSELF and others.
Create greater possibility in your relationships
Are you looking through a clear lens when you see yourself and others or is that lens clouded with judgments, assumptions and expectations?
Connecting with yourself and others with a positive open heart and mind brings more peace AND POSSIBILITY to any relationship.
FROM THERE YOU CAN GROW IN LOVE, AT WORK AND SPIRITUALLY WITH YOURSELF.
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW
First you have to connect with yourself. Here is a free offer to begin.
It all started when...
I met the Dalai Lama on a photo shoot and he showed me in one moment what true love and compassion looks like. I began my Buddhist studies right away and learned that my happiness is in my own hands; or should I say, my own mind.
For almost 30 years I have been studying people through the lens of my camera. It has been a very mindful practice in looking carefully and noticing how I frame my world.
Hello and so glad you found me. My passion in life is connecting with people in the most authentic way I can and that means from a place of love. After the Dalai Lama shook my hand, while I was on a photo assignment to document his lecture, and he looked into my eyes with a presence I had never felt before, I knew I wanted to learn about how he was able to do that. I hoped I could be present for the people in my life, even if just a little bit like he had for me, because when he gave me that gift of connecting, I felt anything was possible in that moment. I felt loved, supported, accepted and free in one instant. The message I took away from his talk was that being kind and compassionate towards others is part of the path to peace and that my happiness is in my own hands. Now that is powerful!
My happiness is in my own hands.
I immediately began my studies in Buddhism and mindfulness.
I have been a freelance photographer for over 25 years and have worked with some amazing clients. After hearing the Dalai Lama speak and starting my meditation practice I realized that looking through the lens of my camera had also been a very mindful practice. The difference was, I was carefully examining my world outside of myself with my photography and in meditation I was carefully examining my mind. It was when I combined the two practices that I really saw my life in a new way. I began connecting more with myself and how I saw people and things and this enabled me to be more present for my clients and take in the good in my life. Connecting photography and mindfulness taught me about who I am and how I got to this moment. Self reflecting is a step towards knowing yourself and how your mind works so you can make changes and choices around this information.
This is what I hope to be able to share with you; the way to examine yourself and your world so you can work with what comes up and learn to make great and positive changes in your life in relationship to yourself and others.
I WANT TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF EXPRESSION in business and in your personal life.
WHY AM I AN EXPERT?
I have been a student of Buddhism and Mindfulness for over 13 years and continue my practice of meditation almost daily. The Buddhist teachings have given me insight and essentially a road map for living a more peaceful life even when it is extremely challenging. Through meditation I have learned to listen to my thoughts and body, examine my emotions and experiences vs. push them away and process all of it with more clarity and wisdom. This has shifted and transformed my life towards much more peace, creativity and possibility.
My greatest lessons and challenges came when my family adopted a young boy who had reactive attachment disorder. His upsets were violent, frustrating and exhausting for all of us yet underneath all that was a beautiful child who needed our family. My practice helped me be patient with him, continue to seek help that was extremely hard to find and be present for my two birth children who were also effected by it all. I know what I learned in my spiritual practice, is what got me though it all and as hard as it was, I also know the whole experience led me to the work I am doing now. My greatest challenge was also my greatest lesson. This journey is what I share in my book FINDING, a story of a young boy who became his adoptive mother's greatest spiritual teacher.
My life experiences and reflective practices have led me to developing the P.A.U.S.E.™ method. It's a simple 5 step mindfulness method that gives you a road map when confronted with challenges in your life. If you would like to reach me for SPEAKING, WORKSHOP INQUIRES OR PRIVATE COACHING, please FILL IN THE FORM BELOW or call 401-225-3553. I look forward to connecting with you.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
My speaking programs, workshops and online courses are designed to inspire, be interactive and fun. I tell stories, use my photographs and guide you to experience what it feels like to be mindful in all the relationships in your life; especially the one with yourself. When you live a mindful life it feels richer, more beautiful and peaceful.
GET TO KNOW YOURSELF BABY!
PAUSE Coaching - If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, frustrated or anxious and need some guidance and tools to help you relieve some stress, please give me a call. Mindful Coaching is a private one on one session via a zoom call or at my home. I will provide you with mindful tools such as meditation, ways of thinking and being so you can find an inner peace and help you process emotions that no longer serve you. We all have the possibility of finding a joyous and heart centered life; we just need the tools to take us on our unique path.
Working with me as your photographer is not that different. I will guide you to find your best and most authentic self-expression so the portraits of you will showcase the best of who you are. I like to take time to get to know you, co-create ideas for your shoot and allow you to be a part of the art. I will not take your photographs, we will make them together. And it's so freakin' fun.
My promise is to:
Show you how to P.A.U.S.E.™ and be present for each moment so you don't miss out on your beautiful life. You can learn to do this using photography or in meditation.
Guide relaxation breathing and introduce meditations that can be done anywhere to help get you centered and clear headed quickly and easily.
Help you become aware of your negative thoughts and how they effect your everyday life, so you can begin to shift them towards more empowering, positive and motivating thoughts.
Provide tools that enable you to recognize when you are stressed, anxious or essentially living in the past or future and not in the present moment where actions can be taken.
Help you build better relationships by becoming a better listener, clear thinker and calm responder.
Help you shift your perspective around negative situations or people, and turn them into opportunities for growth and positive outcomes.
Teach you to apply the P.A.U.S.E.™ METHOD in long form or when confronted with challenges in the moment.
I HAVE WORKED WITH
SALES TEAMS- ADIDAS
TEACHERS - 20/20 MENTORS
STUDENTS - SALVE REGINA, RISD, URI
PARENTS - PRIVATE COACHING
OFFICE TEAMS- DAY ONE, IGT,
NO ONE WANTS TO FEEL ALONE OR DISCONNECTED.