Welcome to Essence Presence.
Essence Presence is about seeing the spirit and the substance in all things. It is about stepping into each moment full of vitality and curiosity. I hope you’ll find offerings here to brighten your presence, nourish your essence, and strengthen your capacity to enjoy the fullness of being in body and spirit.
Meditation practice came into my life over 30 years ago as I searched for a way to feel awake and at ease in my own life. Meditation practice continues to be a touchstone for me, connecting me with vital resources again and again. In both seminars and individual mentoring you can learn to grow your capacity for presence with meditation practice and enliven your own essence, so you can feel more and more at home in your own life.
I fell in love with Chinese medicine in 1986 when I discovered that talking about herbs was also talking about the spiritual growth of an individual. The beauty and poetry in the Chinese medical way of describing life and the body never fails to inspire and motivate me. Essence, in Chinese medical cosmology, is the substance that can anchor the spirit in this body. Relating with your essence allows you to unfold your destiny in the most optimal way for you in this life, garnering the presence of spirit in everything you do. I offer Teaching, Consulting and Mentoring to enable you to bring the presence of essence into your life and work.
I have been writing all my life, but until the age of the blog I never knew how much fun it could be to share it. I love the flexibility and immediacy of the blog format and I love sharing “current events” in my life in what could be almost real time for the reader. Fire and Essence will feature stories, essays, photos and poems as the spirit lights my fire and the essence bubbles up.