Thanks for visiting my website. Please take a look around. I hope you’ll find something here that you’d like to explore with me. But before we get into that, I’d like to tell you how Space for Conscious Living came about.

After nearly 30 years in the mental health profession, I began to hear a call to work with people in a different way. “What,” I asked (with much distress). “I’m supposed to just drop what I’ve been doing for most of my adult life — work I enjoy and can count on?” Was I being asked to give up my identity and income? I felt the rug slipping out from under me. The call was unmistakable though and it persisted, and I knew deep in my heart that I needed to pay attention – despite my knee-jerk reaction to negotiate with it.

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” ~Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

He’s right! Through a 3-year discernment process, including consultation with trusted friends and my own coach and spiritual teacher, and much meditation, I realized that my life was telling me that my next role is to serve as a guide and teacher for individuals seeking their own personal and spiritual transformation. I began to integrate this into my counseling practice until I realized that I needed to say goodbye to that work and move wholeheartedly into a different kind of service. So, on December 30, 2014, I retired from what had been a wonderful and fruitful career and stepped with faith (and some trepidation) onto this new path. Fortunately, the knowledge and skills I had accumulated over the years are foundational for my work, but now with clients, I ask questions, mirror insights, and explore concerns of a different nature than those I did as their counselor.

My offerings continue to grow as I do. As I encounter and experience different ways to support my own transformation, I cannot help but want to bring these to others. For details about the specifics of what I offer in my guidance sessions and how they could be what you’re looking for, please click here:

The name of my practice, Space for Conscious Living, evolved as I began to describe to others what I felt called to offer: A collaborative process guiding people to expand their internal and external Space in which they will become more Conscious of what is happening around and within them, so they will intentionally integrate this awareness into their way of Living.

When we live from this foundation, we experience authentic congruence between who we are and how we engage our personal and professional lives. As I continue to see in my own journey, this process leads to a life infused with purpose, meaning, wisdom, compassion and joy.

The questions which kept occurring to me during my discernment period are the same ones I now ask others to consider:

• Are you being called to awaken to a more conscious and intentional way of living?
• Does your heart long to connect more deeply with your Essential Self, others, and the greater Source of life?
• Do you wish to discover or strengthen your unique gifts and find meaningful ways to share them in the world?

To guide others to a life of more conscious living, both personally and professionally, I offer:

  • Individual Guidance Sessions
  • Integrative Energy Work
  • Mentoring for Helping Professionals
  • Classes, Book Studies & Retreats
  • Education and Guidance with the Enneagram for Individuals, Couples & Groups


Click on the individual blue links in the list above, or click on my logo at the top of the page to return to the home page where you will find tabs leading to greater details about these offerings. Plus, you’ll also see a Calendar of my events and a Contact page where you can leave me a message. Or just call me at 336-601-0823 or email me at

I look forward to hearing from you soon, and discussing your needs and interests so we can explore ways I can guide you on your journey of living the life you are being called to live.

Blessings of Light & Love!
— Marilyn