For over 45 years I have traveled the globe from the Amazon to the Yukon, from Polynesia to South East Asia, throughout the United States and Europe studying indigenous wisdom ways, including completion of a 11 year apprenticeship with Huichol shamans of Mexico, while earning 3 degrees and keeping up with the latest findings of western psychology, wellness practices, brain science and quantum physics which I use to help people wake up, remember and live from the truth of who and what we are and why we are here.
From developing a successful wilderness treatment program for heroin addicts in the early 70’s, helping start the first at-home Hospice program in the United States and working with children and adults facing life-threatening illness with innovative attitudinal healing practices for over thirty years, along with leading vision quests and creating meaningful rites of passage ceremonies into puberty, marriage childbirth, healing and aging fruitfully for over forty years I know that the truth of our deepest being is the luminousity of unconditional love, wisdom, creativity and joy.
I have worked with thousands of people around the world helping them find and live this truth in their daily lives . Towards this end I have authored four books, Fruitful Aging: Finding the Gold in the Golden Years, Shamanic Wisdom of the Huichol: Medicine Teachings for Modern Times, Do They Celebrate Christmas in Heaven? Spiritual Rite of Passage Teachings from Children with Life-Threatening Illness and Climbing the Ladder, created entertaining You Tube videos and CD’s, founded the non-profit organization, WAKAN, and most recently developed a Recognition Rite of Passage Program Honoring Elders Program.