I am a student of human evolution and personal transformation, asking the big (scary) questions and discovering ways to thrive in hard places.
I began practicing meditation in 2004 when facing a chronic illness. Learning the practice not only helped me alieviate physical pain, it began a transformative process of healing and growth in all areas of my being. Favorite spiritual teachers are: Jon Kabat-Zinn,Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Adyashanti, Krishnamurti and Tara Brach.
Over the years, I have worked in corporate and small businesses and as a fine artist. Currently, I am a mindfulness facilitator and program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at the Graduate Institute of Holistic Studies in Bethany, CT.
I have a M.A. in Consciousness Studies and a B. S. in Chemistry and have also studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art.
Certified in Mindfulness Meditation through the Engaged Mindfulness Institute
Certified International Coaching Federation
MBSR training through Univ. Mass Medical Center
Facilitator at York Women’s Prison, Connecticut
Gallery representation at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT
Program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate institute of Holistic Studies
As a coach, I work with people navigating change or coping with difficult challenges. Together, we partner in a process of inquiry and creativity to open space where insights can enter and new options emerge.
Common areas of work
Recovery/Living with Addiction
View my paintings at www.ruggierogallery.com