What is LifeStyle Design?


 I arrived at LifeStyle Design, through a series of projects in Graduate School after years of studying various therapuetic modalities personally and porfessionally. Over time it has developed into a comrehensive and specialized set of change-based facilitation approaches founded in artisitc processes. The personal and professional development that have occured in the process have been utterly transformative in every sphere of my life. My mission is to support the transmission of this process out of myself into the lives of others by helping them design objects, experiences, and systems of sustainable growth. 


As a concept and practice, LifeStyle Design, is a culmination of my passion for the arts and education coupled with my professional and personal development in the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and other therapuetic modalities. Essentially, it is the culmination of health, healing, purpose, and a desire to put this work in service to a greater good. My discovery of and identification with the term 'lifestyle designer' happened in my second year of Graduate studies in the Arts and Consciousness program at JFK University in Berkeley, CA (2014) and continues to evolve with each new client, project, and community collaboration. 


This unique approach is founded in conscious engagment in and commitiment to a cyclical rotation of key creative and mindfulness practices, coupled with the belief that every aspect of our lives is an art form filled with limitless potential for learning, beauty, and meaning-making. It is based in the idea that by aligning with the creative genius of our inner children, through supported access to symbolic, intentional, and communal activity, we can align with the natural cycles that compose our lives to find precious healing, learning, and relationship building in the process. A single moment can seed tremendous change. Through simple kindness to ourselves and others, guided mindfulness, and authentic creative inquiry, we can actively support essential and necessary life change. We can choose to boldly embody the creative, adaptive people we need to be to meet life's inevitable shifts with consciousness, creativity, and vitality. 


LifeStyle Design is the choice to live life as creatively, consciously, and resourcefully as possible. It is the belief that all living things, as part of a larger whole, are interconnected... that our choices are rooted in this knowing and the impact of our decisions matter. 

Maori Medicine Group Workshop

Maori Medicine Group Workshop


A change in season is a great time to clean, make plans, and set intentions. Support yourself with a Maori Medicine group drawing workshop.


Using an ancient Maori diagnostic tool, we will use basic drawing prompts to record and understand your internal landscape. Through symbolism and conscious awareness, we will assess the best areas to focus your attention for your holistic health in the year ahead.


While this is a drawing based workshop, the focus of this exercise is not about what our drawings look like. Together we will be creating a process out of your drawings that will help you understand the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual work that will best serve you in the year ahead.


This is a two hour workshop that engages your creativity, authenticity, curiousity and desire for personal growth. Past participants have reflected that the time moves very quickly, that they have gained "meaningful insight into their mental and spiritual needs", that they "enjoyed the class very much" and rated their overall experience a "10/10."


This workshop is held online via zoom and needs a minimum of six people to hold the space. Prior to our meeting time, you will receive a reminder email with the link to workshop space and a PDF of a handmade template (with option to print and use for the class). 


The materials you will need are: a pencil, two sheets of paper (or printed template and one sheet of paper), colored pencils (optional), and an open heart. 


Let's make some Maori magic together and manifest the intentions that will serve you in fulfilling your highest potential this year.