Here’s what I know:

I don't have to be perfect to be powerful.

And I believe that’s true for you too.

I used to think that if I could just get it all right, I would finally be happy. The right haircut. The right body. The right job. The right partner. I grasped for things outside of myself to help me feel solid and safe. I transformed myself for each new person in my life. I wanted so badly to be good, to be loved, and to be helpful. But no matter how close to perfect I got, I still felt disconnected from my body and my emotions, paralyzed by perfectionism and my inner critic, and completely separated from my intuition and personal power.

It took many years of exploration, study and self-discovery before I accepted that if I wanted a meaningful and fulfilling life, I had to start with self-compassion and a grounded connection to my inner wisdom. As I began to incorporate eastern wisdom traditions like meditation, yoga and acupuncture, as well as the work of somatic awareness, mindful self-compassion and positive psychology, things began to shift. I realized:

  • I am resilient, grounded and wise at my core.

  • Self-compassion is a far greater motivator than self-criticism.

  • My body is the most direct route to my intuition.

  • I am allowed to make mistakes.

  • It’s okay to take in the good, feel happiness, and enjoy my life.

  • I can feel vulnerable and still take courageous action.

Cecily About Me

It is my calling and honor to assist others on this journey of self-acceptance and transformation, so that they can step into their own power, joy and highest service in the world.


Professional details:

- Coach Training:

Mindfulness Coaching School - Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Coaching

Integrated Wellness Academy: Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching

- Additional Training:

Positive Neuroplasticity, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Neuroscience of Resilience, Non-Violent Communication and Reiki Healing.

You might not know that…

- I grew up overseas, the child of two international school teachers. I went to elementary school in Japan and Taiwan, and graduated high school in a class of 9 in Bandung, Indonesia.

- I am an actress. Although I’ve realized that acting is no longer my highest form of service, I still passionately believe in the power of art and love acting in film and television when I can.

- My favorite past-times are walking around the lake by my house in Portland, Oregon, taking workshops and trainings, snuggling my dog, snuggling my husband, and tickle-attacking my 3 yr old niece.

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