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( From Retired in O.C.)

“It’s impossible to overstate how valuable working with Dr. A. has been to my personal evolution as I navigate through the wilds of middle-age. When I started, I was filled with unease around a lack of purpose and direction for my life. As someone who had the good fortune to retire from work relatively early, I was troubled with doubts about how I was spending my time and how to feel like my new life had the same kind of meaning as it did before I left the workforce and before my children went off to college. Dr. A’s gentle guidance, helpful reading material, and excellent listening helped me tremendously. As we conclude our work together, I feel a renewed sense of purpose, tangible goals, and excitement about the future. She is such a masterful and kind teacher, anyone will be enriched by working with her.”

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Rene, M.A.
Writer, Creativist

Since the first meeting, I have had a renewed sense of wonder at my own life, my own story. I love the support of the women in the group, the material and especially the workshop exercises. It's been really good for me and came at a good time!

Donna, RN
Health and Wellness Educator

Andrea's role as a Midlife Re-Boot midwife is invaluable. I attended her workshop in June and it was the first step in attracting all of the pieces I needed to start the next chapter, the best chapter of my life! Thank you Andrea!


Andrea is a wonderful teacher.  She has opened up a window of knowledge that is often overlooked, the wisdom of the feminine life cycle.  She helps you to access the four feminine archetypal energies to assist you in creating a life full of creativity and meaning.

Lorraine P.
Retired Educator

I have found the Women's Wisdom Village meetings to be a source of comfort and support this year. Meeting with you and those who attend has been a saving grace during the pandemic lockdown. I also find the journal questions a means to explore myself and my own thinking, helping me to understand myself and be introspective. I appreciate your guidance, thank you.

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(From 55 in the 805)

"At age 55 and following a rough past year, I knew I was ready to make a change in my life, though I wasn’t really sure where to start. When I discovered Dr. A’s workshop - initially a one-time session - I knew it was just what I needed to move myself forward in a new direction. I signed up for her 12-week course and we met every Thursday night for 12 weeks. She provided a structure that was loose enough to meet me where I was but also included a structure to keep me moving forward. Our sessions delved into a variety of areas that, collectively, helped me better see and vision a future for myself that was more aligned with the person I wanted to be and was meant to be. I’ve had many years of therapy for overall health and mental well-being and to get me through challenges (divorce, death of parent, trials of parenthood, etc) and these sessions complemented that work and also provided fresh insights. I recently “retired” from my profession of 25+ years and am in the process of re-launching myself. I don’t even say 'new chapter”… I prefer to say “ new book.' Regardless of where you are or where you want to be, the sessions help with clarity, and the weekly sessions ensure forward movement. Highly recommend!"

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Family Court Judge

Andrea's Midlife workshop has transformed how I view myself as a 21st-century woman. She weaves theories of modern psychology with ancient mythology to unravel the negative female stereotypes our culture imposes. She empowers us with the knowledge of ancient traditions embracing our strengths and a road map of our uniquely female journey. She helps us reframe our life stages and to recognize our great inner power and beauty. It is a journey of self-discovery supported by the bonds of sisterhood and friendship. It is life-changing.

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Lorelle M.

I was swimming thru deep waters of undesired emotions trying to find my way to the surface. This is when I came upon Andrea’s Women’s Wisdom Village.

The Pandemic, job loss, raging politics, and my sons moving far away was the final shoe to drop of the empty nest. I was also dealing with the amplified challenges a 40-year relationship while in lockdown; all this was overwhelming my psyche. I knew I had survived before, thru terrible situations of the past, but this was a whole new level and I needed a leg up, a respite from all of it while staying in the boxed-in world.

 Andrea’s stories from the village began to resonate with me for reasons I couldn’t understand. It became more clear the more I listened; I found myself in those stories, they were reflecting themes of my life. I went thru the 12-week private coaching program with Andrea, and as we pulled away the layers and revealed my personal story, I was able to take a step back and grasp my life experience with a new set of eyes.

I have made it through the worst of it and I feel a fresh current to follow. Andrea’s counsel and guidance through this storm have been a saving grace, a life raft in a raging sea.

I feel the compass in hand with this new perspective, I found what was always there, the wisdom and truth of my personal story through the ancient telling of tales that traveled through time to help me.

Our conversations with Dr. A have physically calmed my nerves as well as given me thoughts to sustain me throughout the days in lock-down. Just looking at the bigger picture through history and myth has given me hope that all of this quarantine stuff is actually producing something beautiful in us. Dr. A has helped me to recognize that I'm faced with choices every day, to be a heroine or a victim, to be courageous or captive. These choices help to frame my ever-changing moods, allowing me to feel all of it and not to feel alone. The wisdom offered me in these cyberspace meetings has made all the difference in how I'm handling my new life, staying home and going within. I am committed to praying daily for the feminine energies of the homestead to impact our homes, our towns, our culture. 

R. M. U.

Dr. A's Women's Village has been a port in the storm for me through these uncertain times.  She is an inspiration to me and has a deep and abundant knowledge of tools so pertinent to our current climate.  Connecting with the divine feminine, the inner heroine, archetypes, and myths surrounded by a group of strong like-minded women has been profoundly heartwarming and life-affirming.  I highly recommend this group for all of us looking to find meaning, solidarity, and hope right now. 

Thank you Dr A!

- Ambre

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