Tell me. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

Mary Oliver



Inspired by the desire to truly live my "one wild and precious life" while sparking others to do the same, SOUL SHINE events combine poetry+song performance with the practice of Heart Treasure Mapping. The music sets the mood - dreamy, evocative and joyful - while serving as an invitation and transportation into your own imagination and wisdom.

Much like going to a yoga class vs than watching a video at home, Heart Treasure Mapping in an I SOUL SHINE setting deepens and enhances the practice; harnessing the power of music and poetry to soothe the mind and open the heart. Gathering together in this sonic and creative space sparks authentic connection, serendipity and smiles!

We all want to live our lives.     
We all want to make a difference.     
We all want to thrive.     
We all want to SOUL SHINE.     
We all can!

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I magically discovered Heart Mapping as a result of, yes indeed, following my heart! Originally created for students as a method for "writing from the heart" I have adapted it into an practice for wild & precious life-living from the heart.

Heart Treasure Maps are inner vision boards that ignite heart-centered action, practical magic and soul shine.

It begins simply enough with a sheet of paper and a pencil. Using my contemplative, theme-centered questions as a guide, the magic begins. Following my Soul Siren lead, you dive into the deliciously deep, and perhaps uncharted, waters of your heart to discover the treasures within.  Re-emerge with a beautiful inner-vision map of your own and soul shining bright. 

Heart Treasure Mapping:

Collects whispers from your soul. Inspires practical magic and magical action. Gives voice to the mysteries of your heart. Opens the door to a radiant, heart-centered life.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ”

— Anais Nin

Everyday I meet beautiful, powerful, loving people who are blessed/cursed with an abundance of talents and possibilities. Who want to do something meaningful and helpful. Who want to thrive. Who want to live fully their one wild and precious life. 

Shining souls just like you, just like me, who are dimming down because of fear. Fear in the shape of anxiety,  overwhelm, confusion, excuses, procrastination and lack. This. Breaks. My. Heart. 

Imagine - really. Take a deep breath and take this moment to imagine what your world would be like if you were now fully living and loving your life. What a gift! What blossoming joy! Now imagine the reverberations of this in your family; in your community. Imagine a world filled with, fueled by, these radiant, joy-filled soul sparks. 

This vision gives me the courage and strength to step out and step up as mightily as I can. It is not easy! I am scared!  

But truth be told, it was not an altruistic nature that inspired me to be here with you.  It was feeling my very own heart break from the half-light life I was living. It was a beautiful and lucky life, a stressed out, exhausted life, a blessed life, but a smaller life than I knew lived inside of me. 

Quite simply it was the pain of not fully living, not fully leaping, not fully shining, that brought me here to you. 

The world awaits the gifts that only you can give. 

Are you ready to truly live, thrive and shine as only you can?  I know you are! 
Let’s do this. Let's SOUL SHINE! 


You know just what to do. Have a little faith and see it through. It's bright when you close your eyes, seek, leap & ye shall find...”

— from "Faith" by Shelly Rudolph