My Approach

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.

Pema Chödrön

Holistic, integrative, compassion-based coaching and classes draw from:

Mindful Self-Compassion

Explore the art and science of treating ourselves like we would a good friend.

Self-compassion involves being caring and supportive to ourselves: listening to ourselves with understanding; remembering we are not alone in our struggles; soothing, comforting, and protecting ourselves; and making changes out of self-love and a commitment to growth. 

Rather than adding to our to-do list, the practice of self-compassion incorporates tools and perspectives to employ on-the-spot anytime, anywhere. Compassion is considered to be an energizing emotion, and can help us to feel more connected with others and with our own inner resources and wisdom. 

Research has demonstrated that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, enhanced coping with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and sustaining healthy habits. 

I am a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, offering MSC classes, custom workshops and one-on-one coaching to help individuals and groups learn, explore, and apply self-compassion.

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Wellness & Health Coaching

A comprehensive process that takes a holistic approach to well-being, with opportunities to explore new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. My area of focus is emotional well-being.

Wellness & Health coaching can touch on area of life such as:

  • Relationship to self and others
  • Physical, emotional, and/or spiritual health
  • Personal and/or professional growth and development
  • Pursuing joy, meaning, and purpose
  • Navigating life transitions
  • Developing or strengthening practices to manage stress

Designing Your Life (DYL) Coaching

A creative, action-oriented approach to navigating life challenges and getting unstuck. DYL applies the creative, human-centered design-thinking methodology to intentionally craft a life of meaning, purpose, and joy.

Explore DYL tools to define meaning and purpose, increase balance and energy, define solvable problems to get unstuck, envision and test future possibilities, and learn from experience through a bias to action.

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

An approach that incorporates an awareness of the way trauma impacts the body and provides a more inclusive range of options for practice. Trauma-informed mindfulness can be integrated into coaching sessions, courses, and custom workshops.


A contemplative practice for healing, integration, connection and kindness. Yoga offers an opportunity to listen deeply to our minds, bodies and hearts, to heal with movement and breath, and to play with embodying mindfulness and self-compassion. I currently teach yoga through Jai Yoga in Brunswick, Maine. Yoga can also be incorporated into coaching or custom workshops.

Services offered as part of Fieldbrook Advising, LLC

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