As I dig for wild orchids
in the autumn fields,
it is the deeply-bedded root
that I desire,
not the flower.
–Izumi Shikibu, Ink Dark Moon
Intending Creative Living for All
I am here to inspire YOU, based on my doctoral work in Transformative Learning and Change, how to create, using many ancient, scientifically and psychologically valid ways towards learning to be YOUR OWN CREATIVE ADVOCATE towards your dreams in almost any area of your life.
Some Examples We Can Create:
Specialized research, includes learning what research models are and how they can bring results to your dreams/plans
Resources and referrals to world leaders in your area of interest
Parenting: See recent post and my book on Amazon
Non-traumatizing trauma relief, including PTSD
Emotional Well-being (regaining passion for life)
Inspiration is a basic intention of my services. On a quantum level, some say you are a genius. My personal passion in life is moving towards astonishing results. The inspiration I am speaking of includes knowing happiness, health and above all, joy.
My life experience and studies have given me a bag full of practices; love and friendship are my most important tools. Some call this coaching. I feel and learned that doing this as co-learning is extremely powerful; you actually learn how to do for yourself; you get results, resources, and satisfying outcomes.
There is no mumbo-jumbo of therapy; you become empowered, a hero and authority.
I saw the power of this straight-forward process when I became a hospice volunteer and the process was education about what they might expect in their futures; we learned together. The friendships of the group were the therapy. (Yes there were ministers for real emotional crises.) What area would you like to manifest change? I have “been there and done that” and I can offer some tricks you may not know. With my deep background in research, we can find answers. Together, we co-create your dreams into living a life inspired by unlimited creativity.
From a client: “I have known Nancy Peden for several years and I have hired her to provide independent contract services. Nancy Peden is intelligent, creative, and thoughtful. She is a very good freelance researcher and teacher, especially in the fields of online learning and cooperative learning. She knows a wide variety of meditation practices, philosophy, and relaxation techniques and she has helped me improve and deepen my own meditation practices and focus on my dreams being realized. I have learned a great deal. I am now inspired to move forward on three long hoped-for books to be published and being involved with Nancy’s own publishing has increased my knowledge greatly.I would strongly recommend that you hire Nancy Peden.”
Nancy Ellen Peden, nee Frye (Fadioni). The ancient Japanese poem above has long-held deep meaning for me. I dig deep for especially in life and I relish life in all its glory. Life has been challenging yet privileged; full of travel and learning.
I am honored to know many famous, and some infamous, teachers. As a teacher, I prefer, from my commitment to Co-operative Inquiry, to call myself a co-learner. The Great Blue Heron is an icon of mine; a bird able to soar, stand above the muck and catch nourishment.
Coming from an Italian/Irish immigrant family, I have the highest level of education besides my MD dad, now long gone. I did not quite finish my doctorate in Transformative Learning and Change due to cancer.
My research and 300 pages of dissertation delved into The Experience of Power in Women. Little did I know that I would my lifelong subject. My Ph.D. was halted not only due to cancer but then a genetic disease diagnosis. As I have evolved my practice my own creativity and well-being have grown immensely. My days are filled with joy.
Learning how to thrive in very challenging situations, I became knowledgeable about genetics and epigenetics and literally saved my own life. I have educated doctors, done research for a lawyer and as well as book compilation currently for another author. My posts online are avidly followed, especially regarding mental well-being. My undergraduate work is in botany; I graduated summa cum laude. I have become an author and facilitator, beyond the college instruction I did in the past. Who’s in Charge of My Life? Discovering the Magic of Learning with Yourself and Others: An Experiential Education Program for All Ages is available on Amazon and most outlets.
My experience and studies have also included three schools of Buddhism, extensively, Sufism and other forms of mysticism. Teaching a challenging multicultural, liberal arts and technology-driven college course, I have long been told I teach difficult things well. I am also very experienced in many faith-based practices.
In 2017, I studied for one month with The Kresser of Institute of Functional Medicine, a leader in personalized healthcare. We are now able to increase well-being in amazing easy ways, including longevity and issues dealing with aging such as forms of dementia. I embraced the science of epigenetics, the action of the inner and outer environment on the quality of our lives as it has the capacity to present a great deal of ancient and new material in broadly accepted valid ways. As I move away from “science” I now call this returning to our Native Wisdom.
I have marketed specialty businesses and sold three homes for cash, web-development for a prestigious non-profit. Leading a team, I helped the Denver Botanic Gardens raise a great deal of money in three days. I have extensive volunteering in Hospice Bereavement and Historical Preservation.
Your investment: Sliding Scale. By phone, Zoom or Face to Face if near Rio Rancho, NM.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 831-236-6904
With warm regards