I offer private, individual, hour-long or half-hour appointments via phone or Skype, with evening and weekend hours.  If you happen to be in the Portland, Oregon area, in-person sessions are also an option.  Depending on what you’re needing at the time of the session, it may take the form of my listening empathetically and witnessing whatever is emotionally present for you, or it may take the form of more active co-brainstorming or resource gathering to help you achieve a particular goal or flesh out an idea into a concrete, doable project.  Regardless, by the end of each session I am confident you will feel lighter, calmer, and more energized and focused! 

I also offer “awkward-email” consultation, using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles to help you to compose an original or reply email in a personal or professional setting. You may be feeling nervous or stuck about how to word certain thoughts or feelings, for the greatest likelihood of a harmonious, well-received, win-win result.  We can do these sessions live via Skype, using a shared Google document to write and edit together, or by back-and-forth email writing and editing. Hourly rates apply.

Occasionally, I also run one-day “20-minute mini-rant” phone specials for $20, if you’re simply stressed out and need to vent to a sympathetic ear; subscribe to this blog or to my email list to be notified of these specials.


1-hour stand-alone session: $95

30-minute stand-alone session: $50

These two are a good way to give it a try and see if I’m a good fit for you, or to simply have as an option for whenever you might find yourself in need some of direction, clarity, or motivation.


3 1-hour sessions (plus a free bonus 20-minute session): $285

12 1-hour sessions (plus 4 free bonus 20-minute sessions): $1140

If you’re ready to feel lighter, clearer, stronger, and more inspired, I would love to hear from you! You can schedule a session now by email or phone at 971-303-8395.

Sessions and bundles


We had a great time at the Portland workshop in December, so now it’s time to do it again! See details below, and please feel free to publicize the event to friends or email lists. “So you grew up … what do you want to be NOW?” It happens, right? We find ourselves grownups. (How did that happen?) We may find ourselves in middle age. (Seriously, how did that happen?) Or even retirement age. (I’m not there yet, but I’m guessing I’ll have a similar question when that time of life arrives for me.) And we think, “Am I doing what I want to be doing with my life?” If you’re asking that question, and pondering your options and next steps, I invite you to join me for this fun and interactive workshop, exploring your passions and values, and how you can integrate them into the next phase of your life. Maybe you’ve been working at a “safe” job that pays the bills but does nothing to feed your spirit. Or maybe you’ve been working in a field that once was meaningful or exciting to you, but you sense that you are ready to move on and do something different. Maybe your circumstances have recently changed – loss of a job, or moving to a new city, perhaps – and you want, or need, to start from scratch. Whatever your situation, this four-hour workshop can help you to reconnect (or maybe connect for the first time) with those things that really bring you alive, and those ways you’d like to spend your time and energy contributing something meaningful to the world. We will be doing individual and group exercises – the synergy of the group adds magic to the process! Specifics: Saturday, February 16th, 2:00-6:00 pm. Light snacks will be provided. The cost at the door is $40; if you register ahead and prepay, it is $33. I am quite sure you will find it to be worth that investment. Address given upon RSVP. Do so by emailing me at Then if you wish to prepay, you can do so by sending your registration fee via PayPal to the same address.

10 Responses to Services

  1. Robin Bodhi says:

    HI Maren,
    I, unfortunately, won’t be able to attend the Dec. 1st workshop due to a friends wedding. It sounds great, and I would like to attend in the future. Can you please keep me posted of when you might do this again?

    Robin Bodhi

    • Maren says:

      Thanks for your interest, Robin! Yes, I expect I will offer this again, and I will be sure to publicize it via the same channels. You can also subscribe to this blog (not totally regular yet, but I’ll get there!) with the subscription button; I’m sure I’ll announce it that way as well.

      Have a great time at the wedding!

  2. Sarah says:

    I would love to attend this event. I am so grateful to have come across the information. Is there still space for one more? The timing is so perfect in my life! How do I prepay and what else do I need to take care of to prepare?

    Thank you.

    In Love and Peace,


    • Maren says:

      Hi, Sarah! Thanks for your interest. I’m excited about this event too, and I’m so glad the timing is perfect for you. There is indeed space left. To prepay/register, just go to (you don’t have to have a PayPal account to do so), click the tab for “Personal,” select “Buy,” then “Make a Payment,” and fill in the form, using for the “To” email address. That should do it! At that point, I’ll have your email address, which I will use to send the workshop location address and any other relevant details as the date draws near.

      Thanks again! Looking forward to seeing you on the 1st.


  3. Stacy says:

    Good luck Maren. May your new endeavor thrive. I’ll be at a Memorial Service in Cottage Grove during the day (my 3rd in 2 weeks!!!!) and then at the friend’s wedding in Portland. Blessings on your path.

    • Maren says:

      Thank you, Stacy. I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s passing… and happy to hear about your other friend’s wedding. I appreciate your well wishes; perhaps I’ll see you at a future event!

  4. Kathryn says:


    I would like to attend your workshop? what do I need to do next?


  5. Maren says:

    Glad to hear it, Kathryn! I’ll mark you down as an RSVP. Please send me a private message to and/or prepay via Paypal (not required, but you get $5 off if you do), and I’ll send you the address.

    Looking forward to meeting you!

  6. rusti says:

    Hi Maren,

    I am curious to know how this went? Bummer I was out of town at that time.


    • Maren says:

      Hi, Rusti! (Spelling it with an I these days? Cool!)

      I’m sorry you weren’t able to make it to the workshop; we had a wonderful time! I do plan to offer it again in February, so stay tuned!

      Meanwhile, I hope all is going great for you and that your dreams are well on their way to coming true.


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