I am writing to tell you all I am taking a hiatus from the end of July through early 2016. The last few years have been a marathon and using that analogy, it’s fair to say I’ve hit the wall. Once I made this decision with my family and close friends, I could just feel the weight fall off my shoulders. The time is right.
I’ll be using the hiatus to finally have the time to write the book I’ve been working on for two years on trans-generational trauma and healing. When my hiatus is over, I will not be returning to client work. For the last few months, it has been on my mind to end my practice. Recently, two very dear friends of mine had surgery for cancer and I spent time supporting them. As I sat with them, I was taken back to my early twenties as I sat with my 63 year old father and his struggle with cancer. I remembered how much he spoke of all the things he wanted to do when he retired. It was sad at the time cause I knew he would not live for them. In sitting with my friends, I could only think of how many dreams are still in me and wanting the time to be free to pursue them.
I know this announcement will be hard for some. The last two months there has been a huge increase in interest and demand for healing work that I simply could not fulfill. I’ve made contact with many wonderful healers/counselors in the Madison/Wisconsin area and will be referring people to the appropriate connection for their needs. I know the next generation of healers will take the work well beyond what I, and others, could have dreamed.
There are a couple of commitments that I will come back to in 2016. The main one being training people in the healing work with cancer as the demand for this is increasing. I want to be able to hand off the work to those who feel called in this direction.
As I write these words, I am filled with gratitude for all the amazing people and opportunities that have come my way. If you get a chance, go to emptyhandsmusic.com and look for the video of Nimo Patel’s song Grateful (https://youtu.be/sO2o98Zpzg8) . I listen to it daily and it expresses the depth of gratitude that is in me. I won’t be answering all the emails that I can imagine could come from this announcement, as it won’t be possible. There will be a lot to do to close things down. Thank you all for your kindness and support through the years.