Hello, my name is Suzanne Sky and this is my dear friend Ginger!
I became involved in the healing arts as a young woman of 17 starting out as an herbalist and nutritional consultant. Since then – more than 50 years ago! – I've worn wore many hats including consultant, counselor, researcher, writer, product development, and business entrepreneur. I began working on my own well-being and soon, working with family, friends, and clients.
For over thirty years, I ran my own clinic as an herbalist and Chinese medicine practitioner. As practitioner, I recognize the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. My practice was listening deeply, offering support, and creating nourishing treatments. I always work to nourish the innate resilience, harmony, and wisdom of my clients. My aim is to support each person's capacity to deepen and grow in their life, spiritual, and daily endeavors.
Wanderer, there is
no path; the path
is made by walking.
- Antonio Machado
In 2020, I retired from clinical practice to begin my work as a life resilience coach and focus on writing and creating online courses.
This was in response to listening deeply to my heart's calling over a period of a few years.
Connecting with my felt sense of my soul purpose for this new phase of life gave me clarity on my path forward.
My journey is still unfolding and evolving. As I take each step, with both challenges and joys, the path continues to emerge.
Even as a child, I knew there was more to life – an inner spiritual dimension. And the possibility of a conscious, compassionate culture where people lived in harmony. A real awakening at age 16 made me realize that I needed to take steps to create my own meaningful life. I was soon introduced to the Fourth Way work that offers a process of observing yourself and inner inquiry as a path of growth. Since then, I've engaged in wellness self-care entwined with spiritual and consciousness work.
I found my life's work and path when I moved to Hawai'i in 1975. Here I began deeply healing from a challenging childhood, enjoying island life, and experiencing insights and transformations while studying with many amazing teachers and mentors, including my Taoist Chinese medicine teacher.
In all beginnings
dwells a magic force.
~ Herman Hesse
Learning Vipassana meditation in 1986 changed my life and opened new possibilities. It helped me calm my mind, heal my nervous system, and connect with my deeper intuitive knowing and being. Since then I've been fortunate to study and work with many powerful mentors and teachers. Nadao Honda in Hawai'i taught a small group of us in the areas of meditation and energy awareness. Much later, I was part of a Diamond Approach group with Sandra Maitri for six years. These experiences, along with many others, contribute to my ongoing growth and appreciation of life.
I enjoy my simple, creative life here in Southern Oregon with my golden-hearted dog, Ginger. My creative arts include writing, gardening,, and weaving on rigid heddle looms – so much fun! I love playing with colors, in my home, weaving, and garden; and enjoy photographing flowers and nature. Ginger and I enjoy our daily long walks together and assorted adventures.
Suzanne's Professional Degrees & Certifications
2022 International Coaching Federation - Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
2021 Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Program Certificate
2021 Whole Person Certified Coach
2021 Coaching for Self-Leadership: Intro to Internal Family Systems Certificate
2021 Certified Financial Recovery CounselorTM
2020 Power of Embodied Transformation Certificate: Online Coach Training, Coaches Rising
2019 Power of Embodied Transformation Certificate: Online Coach Training, Coaches Rising
2019 Certified Wellness Coach: International Association of Wellness Professionals
2004 Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Magna cum laude. Pacific College.
1989 Masters in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. World Medicine Institute
1983 B.A. Holistic Health Perspectives University of Hawai'i at Manoa