A Bit About My Working Background
Design is something that I have always had a strong affinity for. My formal education was in Arts & Music. Whether upcycling old items or creating a unique space, there is something about the process of bringing creativity to life that excites me. With over half a lifetime spent as a color consultant and designer, I have developed an eye for transforming small spaces into usable and inviting retreats. In my coaching, I integrate this passion for design and psychology, to help clients create an environment that is both functional and harmonious. I am a firm believer that our homes should be sanctuaries that support our journey to wellness.
I have been counseling individuals for over 12 years using my astrology practice to delve deep into their tendencies and motivations. I strongly believe that astrology provides profound insights that can lead to a better understanding of oneself and those around us, ultimately leading to a more fulfilled and rewarding life. I work with clients to create a personalized roadmap to help them achieve their goals and live their best life. My style isn't mystical, predictive or magic, its grounded insight for those who want to delve deep into their tendencies and motivations.
In my corporate professional life I spent 10 years as an Operations Manager and then successively as an HR manager of a large high end catering company in Portland Oregon. I jumped in to all positions and found I had a real interest in organic, high quality, whole foods. During my time there I learned excellent relationship and communication skills and was able to bring some of my alternative practices to my staff to help them settle differences and have a better understanding of one another.
In 2016 I graduated as a Certified Nutritional Therapist. My background is in food as medicine, herbal remedies and holistic healing. This extensive knowledge allows me to guide individuals towards a healthier and happier lifestyle. By addressing imbalances in the body and recognizing how nutrition plays a role in healing. I work with clients alongside medical professionals to help understand complicated diets like SIBO, Low Fodmap and gluten free.
My passion for wellness and holistic health led me to become a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Health. Now I am able to connect the dots to all my years of working with a mind, body, and spirit connection. I have all the tools to empower my clients to make positive changes and evolve into their best self.
Along the way I've been profoundly changed by studying the works of Byron Katie, Richard Schwartz, Bessel van der Kolk, Mark Hyman, Karta Purkh Khalsa and many other greats. I also have completed many workshops through the Neuroscupting Institute in Denver, Colorado.
I Have A Podcast!
Astrology has been a long-time passion of mine. It's a tool that has given me quick, incredibly valuable insight into myself and others. It's allowed me to become more compassionate and allowed for a deeper understanding of people and their motivations. Each time I use astrology with a client it opens a meaningful dialogue that provides true connection and can definitely inspire.
Here are some of the many ways I've helped people using the tool of astrology:
In the workplace to guide team members toward better communication, understanding and to solve conflict.
With couples to facilitate an understanding of their tendencies and love languages
To help people find true purpose in their careers, and callings.
With parents and children for healing difficult relationships, or to facilitate better understanding of needs, and self expression.
Let's Get Real Astrology
Listen in while Dena DeCastro & I share personal stories that serve to bring astrological concepts down to earth. We offer strategies for using astrological wisdom that will empower you. We avoid prediction and confusing jargon & aim to make the connection between astrology and real life.