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I am so happy that you landed on my website! My name is Sylvia and I live in the Heights in Houston, Texas. I am 60+ years old, recently divorced after 37 years of marriage, and looking forward to living the rest of my life as the best of my life.
I have experienced many of Life’s ups and downs that come from a neglected childhood, being married, raising children, changing careers as I moved around with my husband, and issues with family, friends, and neighbors. Just normal life stuff. My superpower is being open, honest, and vulnerable about all topics.
I will admit to being lucky in the travel department as I lived in England, Australia, and Egypt and travelled to places all around the world. I just love other cultures and meeting new people.
My passions include supporting and helping women. Women helping women is my ultimate joy, through supporting women-owned businesses, donating to charities that support women, and working with women as a life and health coach to help them find their joy, passion, and happiness.
Why I am a Life and Health Coach
I love learning about both myself and the interesting and complex ways in which we create beliefs and how they play out in our lives. As a child I had what is today called an anxiety disorder and I suffered alone during those dark years of my childhood. I started my journey of healing and understanding in high school after my counselor asked me to visit with him. That visit changed my life and I will never forget Mr. Mike Cornell. I dove into the world of self-help books, workshops, counselors, therapists, dream therapy groups, hypnotherapy, EMDR, tapping--you name it, I sought it out, tried it on, and learned something about myself from each experience.
In college, I wanted to become a counselor and help others but believed that my anxiety, fears, and dreadful childhood disqualified me. How could a person with problems help others with problems?? My second love was nature, so I earned my B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology.
After all these years, my heart continues its passionate desire to help others.
Why I am a Death Doula
I cannot explain my passion to sit with dying people, to listen, to be a loving presence. I started volunteering with Houston Hospice in 2012 and returned to volunteer work with Memorial Hermann hospice in 2022. When I learned the term "death doula" I knew that was part of my journey as well. My studies with Alua Arthur were wonderful and I look forward to helping those who are dying, their families, and helping with end-of-life planning.
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