What is LifeStyle Design?
It is the choice to live life as creatively, consciously and resourcefully as possible.
It is the belief that all living things are interconnected...
and that when our choices are rooted in this knowing, we can make a real difference.
LifeStyle Design, was born through a series of paradigm shifting projects turned business plans during Grad School. After years of studying and applying various therapeutic modalities (both personally and professionally), this lens has developed into a comprehensive set of creative coaching practices empirically guided by social-emotional, cognitive and behavioral models. Built upon a lifetime of creative practice and intense personal transformation, I now consult with parents, teach kids and help organizations create experiences that foster growth in alignment with true principles.
My discovery of this approach began in 2012 while studying in the Arts and Consciousness program at JFK University in Berkeley, CA. It was through careful self-reflection within the program that I came to understand every aspect of our lives as an art form filled with limitless potential for learning and overcoming. We all get stuck. Sometimes we just need an outside perspective, the right kind of input, and a little synchronicity to spark the next step in our holistic growth journey. Through simple kindness to ourselves and others coupled with a strategic growth plan, we can actively support essential life change.
We can choose to boldly embody the creative, adaptive people we need to be to meet life's inevitable shifts with conscious creativity, deep gratitude and joy. By embracing the creative genius of our beginner's mind, we can align with the infinite natural cycles in and around us to grow through challenges to find deeper meaning and peace. Founded in creative renewal practices, this work operates from a deep passion for the arts as a vehicle for education and community transformation.I am so grateful this continues to evolve with each intentional project and partnership. It has helped me awaken to a purpose greater than myself. My mission is to continue facilitating this transformation.
and authentically connecting with compassionate people while making that art SAVED my life...
and now creativity is my lifeline to building a deeper consciousness for myself, my community, and the Earth.
As a designer and creative consultant, I facilitate and empower individuals, families and organizations through
interdisciplinary approaches that support desired and essential change. My design and facilitation skills help others implement their vision of success and manifest desired results.
My approach is intuitive and holistic; my implementation is strategic and learning-focused. As an entrepreneur, I am self-motivated and goal-oriented. As an artist and educator, I value communication and collaboration as vehicles that drive innovation and learning that is fun. I have worked in diverse settings with clients designing and implementing dynamic programs that weave together over ten years of experience in various therapeutic and coaching modalities. I bring a unique approach to client-centered and community development work... coupled with a "generous spirit" and "some soul-shaking art" ( professor panel feedback for Graduate Portfolio).
I believe that everyone deserves equal access to creative engagement via supportive community and that no task is too big or challenging with the right attitude and approach.
It has been through my experiences as an iterdisciplinary artist and community educator, that I have found renewed meaning and motivation to turn my life around. By investing in my relationship with myself and others through higher education, therapy and dedication to my creative and spiritual practices, I have transformed nearly every facet of my life while moving ever closer to my truth and purpose.
I haven't always been this together. In fact, fifteen years ago I was headed town a destructive and dangerous path. I'm truly blessed to be here, but I will say... it has taken momentous effort and there's so much farther to go.