“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost. Ah me! how hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, Which in the very thought renews the fear. So bitter is it, death is little more; But of the good to treat, which there I found, Speak will I of the other things I saw there.”

Dante Alighieri, Inferno, Canto I

An author with a Ph.D. in psychology and an analytical perspective, I’m devoted to the development of the authentic Self and the care of the soul.

I launched The Third Eve in 2007, around the anniversary of my 12-year-old daughter’s death. I lost my personal True North when my daughter died, and my compass needle went swinging wildly. Despite being the published author of two books and hundreds of other publication credits, I had all but quit writing.

As a consequence of my daughter’s illness and death, I quit my work in child welfare and advocacy. I realized at the last conference I keynoted that I didn’t belong in that world any more. I had spent the majority of my career working in the nonprofit sector as an award-winning child advocate and adoption activist, seeing clients and directing a licensed counseling and child-placing center–but that work was to be no more.

Successive losses took me off the straightforward path and into the hinterlands of analytical psychology, depth work, and mourning. I spent a decade in what Dante called the “forest dark.”

Late in 2021, I helped my youngest child move out of state, and returned home to live alone for the first time in my life. And so it was that I began my third half of life at the keyboard, and found my way back to you.

Thanks for visiting, and godspeed.



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