I'm an activist, educator, writer, + mama living in Oakland, California with my family + two cats.
My specialty is helping people dissolve overwhelm, heal burnout, develop mindfulness, and make a huge impact.
I aim to be: anti-capitalist, anti-fascist, anti-racist, and abolitionist in my work and life. I've been a direct action organizer since 1999.
I truly love: knitting, drinking coffee, snuggling my cats, soaking in hot springs, and hiking in the redwoods.
And I am here to support you in advocating for yourself as well as you advocate for everyone else.
Root Causes: It's time to excavate why we need self-care in the first place. By looking at root causes, we can create root solutions.
Both/And: You don't have to choose between making an impact and having a life that's personally meaningful. They can fuel each other.
Compassionate: Real self-care starts with compassionate presence with yourself. It needs to begin with caring before anything else.
Sustainable: Self-care should resource you deeply. It shouldn't be just another thing on your to-do list or another thing to burn you out.
Anti-Capitalist: You can break free from the narratives about needing more or hustling harder. You are allowed to show up as you are.
Liberatory: Our self-care is not freedom in and of itself. Our practice is a vehicle for freedom, but
Her voice is so warm, gentle, and real; like a good friend or sister who’s unafraid to reach a person in the dark waters and guide them to shore. Or, more precisely, suggest solid ways for that person to (re)discover the resilience and refuge within themselves.
Ashley Beaudin, Leadership Mentor + Heart Encourager, ashleybeaudin.com
I have truly found joy in helping my patients this week, focusing on all the ways that I have been able to serve them, and I have ended my days feeling rewarded instead of discouraged.
Heather Hamilton, physical therapist
Louise Warren, Musician and Creativity Coach