The Art of Wayfinding...
I’m Danielle and this site was created to serve as a meeting place for the conscious and curious. I am passionate about working with people who are eager to explore and interact with the world in a meaningful way.
This site is a space for me to store and reflect upon all of the places I wander and the things I learn along the way. Here you’ll find the photos, videos, and stories that shape my life.
My intention is to support you in cultivating a sense of wonder and taking the first step along your own daring adventure.
Moving to California at 20 years old was one of the best decisions in my life! I loved being a part of the blossoming yoga community, engaging in interesting progressive conversations around human rights, equal access, food security and of course – spirituality.
In the years to come, not only did I put myself through college and graduate school but I developed quite the knack for travel. I completed my first yoga teacher training in Montezuma, Costa Rica, taught my first yoga classes at Zen Yoga in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, and deepened my yoga practice through the study of Thai Yoga Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I voyaged to Dharam Sala, India to engage in the practice of loving -kindness and study the 4 noble truths with the Dalai Lama, followed my ancestral roots back through the Caribbean and into Africa, witnessed the great wildebeest migration on Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, Worked to help reduce the spread of Ebola in Liberia, West Africa and drifted through the Coptic churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia.
The Road Less Traveled
A very wise and courageous man was asked,
“Why do you always choose the tough road?”
And the wise man answered,
“Why do you believe I see two roads”?
Traveling to distant lands has been a huge part of my self-exploration journey, and yet my most daring adventures have taken place at home on the couch, working through heartbreak, disappointment, and self-doubt. I was beginning to realize how the difficulties I experienced in my past were coloring my world and keeping me stuck in a reality of lack and conflict. I found it was much scarier to sit down with someone I loved and tell them the truth about myself than solo traveling through foreign lands.
I could see how quickly my sense of identity shifted in the face of adversity- when a loved one died, during an unexpected breakup or when I was fired from what I thought was a dream job. No amount of meditation or good deeds seemed to be enough to free me from my perpetual victimhood and unhappiness. My dissatisfaction with myself made it impossible to foster healthy relationships. I couldn’t imagine trying to sit down with my mother and tell her the truth about how her choices in men affected my childhood, or explaining to a romantic interest that not only was my father missing from my life, his replacement was physically abusive and emotionally manipulative.
Needless to say, I struggled when it came to my personal relationships. I could easily meet people and make friends but my fear and insecurity kept many of these relationships shallow. I became determined to reset my sails and navigate towards deeper more meaningful relationships.
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You Must Be Known, To Be Loved
-Glennon Doyle Melton
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Travel Highlight Reel
How I Became a Writer
In the 4th grade I was invited to enter into a writing contest hosted by SouthWest Airlines. The topic was, “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?” at the time I had never even been on an airplane so this prompt required quite a bit of imagination. I wrote about how wonderful it would be to travel to Jamaica, the birthplace of my mother and where a large part of my family still lived. I won first place in the contest and got to leave school to be a pilot for a day at Southwest Airlines. This prestigious entitlement required me to sit in on one of SouthWests board meetings and give my expert 10 year old opinion on marketing strategy and user experience and later to head down to the tarmac to put on my pilot’s hat and learn how to operate all the dials. Truthfully, I’ve been writing ever since. No matter where I happen to go in the world my desire is to take my time to document the people, places, and experiences that made the trip worthwhile. I can always be seen with my journal or small notepad with me and occasionally a camera too!