Life enthusiast, adventurist, spiritual seeker, compassionate listener, and encourager

 “Everything is Awesome” is not just a song that I think is cute; it is the attitude I have chosen for my life.  There are awesome things happening every day in the world, if we look for them.  I try to stay focused on the positive.  I have a heart for people and I believe we all have so much power within us to be whatever we choose to be!  I am striving to be the best I can be to make a positive difference in our world.  

I enjoy nature and find peace in being anywhere by water, going camping, biking or just taking a walk with my little dog, Izzy Kwe,  while enjoying the view.  I am American Indian and I practice my Native traditions through ceremonies and songs.  I love to travel and often hit the “pow wow trail” where I am a Northern Traditional dancer. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things.

As a counselor, it is my passion to assist people on their life journey and give them the tools needed for the challenges that lie ahead.  Everyone is traveling on this “path of life” and at times the road can become difficult.  It is normal that life isn’t always easy.  We all can get angry or discouraged.  We may feel overwhelmed with what is expected of us.  We may be lonely and miss our loved ones.  We may have problems in our relationships with others.  We may feel like things will never get better.  Whatever we may be going through, it is all a part of the journey.  I am dedicated to listening, processing feelings and situations, and assisting fellow travelers on the path of life to find coping strategies and alternative ways to move forward on their journey.  You may decide that you want to talk sometime.  You can call 641-784-5463 or email me at ddw1@graceland.edu to set up an appointment

“Life is too short to be anything but happy”