I am a parent of adult children and have been teaching and mentoring for more than thirty years. I began as an early childhood licensed care provider. I graduated from the two year teacher training at Rudolf Steiner College in California. I was hired by the Seattle Waldorf School to carry a class of students from grades 1 through 8 as class teacher, graduating 20 students in 2000. I went on to teach blocks of study in several Waldorf middle schools across the country, including original curricula. Human Fertility and Middle School Issues, as well as teaching blocks at home schools in Seattle.
Traditionally, indigenous cultures speak of the human being coming of age when crossing over from child to adult. There was no stage of development called “puberty” or “adolescence”.
Today, in a complex society, an educated and prepared adult community must provide conscious guidance for its youth to build balanced individuals and social life through age appropriate education, life experiences, ceremony and celebration. The budding adult needs acknowledgement, understanding, and love from adults in their lives. They need to belong to their community of peers.
Thus, Coming of Age encompasses a maturation process for adults, youth, family, the community, and the culture. There is something to say about the many cultures that survived by passing down ritual and ceremony in relationship with the Earth and nature. My hope is for future generations to live in this artistic and creative way. I want to help design and build a harmonious world culture that expresses our differences and acknowledges spirit in each of us and nature.
I carry forward mentoring and guidance for teachers, parents and therapists concerned with sexuality and youth through phone consultations, email, Zoom, and my Publications and Products.
My focus for the last eight years has been to support others to discover their relationship to end of life and caring for them. Secondly, I devote a major part of my time to bringing together a book about Astrology and the Tarot; Journey from Cosmos to Earth. This includes a completely new approach to a Tarot deck. My hope is to publish by end of 2022.